The Shemwell Family

Ira StaplesAge: 70 years18861957

Ira Staples
Given names
Birth September 29, 1886
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
MarriageLillian Birtie ShemwellView this family
October 12, 1910 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Lillian Beatrice Staples
October 28, 1912 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#2Nevil Wallace Staples
June 22, 1917 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 23, 1920 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3James Walton Staples
October 10, 1923 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 43 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Marie Staples
November 5, 1943 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childJames Walton StaplesAnita Rose CompagnaView this family
November 17, 1944 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 55 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Birth of a grandson
#2Roger Dale Staples
September 14, 1945 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Wanda Elaine Staples
March 20, 1950 (Age 63 years)
Death of a granddaughterWanda Elaine Staples
April 19, 1951 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Donnie Ray Staples
August 23, 1952 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 63 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 59 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death September 9, 1957 (Age 70 years)
Last change August 5, 201915:54:22

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lillian Birtie Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: October 12, 1910
7 years
-5 years
Lillian Beatrice Staples
Birth: October 28, 1912 26 17Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 17, 2005Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
11 years
James Walton Staples
Birth: October 10, 1923 37 28Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 5, 2000Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ira Staples - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Staples, IraheadMW34MKYKYKYLoaderCoal Mine
Staples, Lillian BwifeFW25MKYKYKY
Staples, Lillian BdaughterFW7SKYKYKY
Staples, Nevil WsonMW2-6mSKYKYKY