The Shemwell Family

Lucy M HesterAge: 89 years19152004

Name
Lucy M Hester
Given names
Lucy M
Surname
Hester
Married name
Lucy M Harris
Birth April 15, 1915
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 20 months)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 2 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Birth of a son
#1Elmer Wayne Harris
about 1938 (Age 22 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 34 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a husbandRoy A Harris
April 4, 1970 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 30 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death August 10, 2004 (Age 89 years)
Last change April 4, 201816:49:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Roy A Harris - View this family
husband
Roy A Harris
Birth: July 15, 1915 32 22Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 4, 1970Todd, Kentucky, United States
herself
Lucy M Hester
Birth: April 15, 1915Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 10, 2004Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
son
Elmer Wayne Harris
Birth: about 1938 22 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 15, 2017Logan, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private

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Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Roy Harris - Household

Bells Chappel Road Todd, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Harris, RoyheadMW24MKYRToddKYCropperFarming
Harris, Lucy MwifeFW25MKYRToddKY
Harris, Elmer WsonMW2SKY