The Shemwell Family

Elvis Hayes DriskillAge: 85 years18751960

Name
Elvis Hayes Driskill
Given names
Elvis Hayes
Surname
Driskill
Birth January 10, 1875 28 22
MarriageAlma BoleyView this family
unknown

Birth of a brotherConnie Robert “Meits” Driskill
May 13, 1877 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a sisterRebecca Driskill
1879 (Age 3 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherIrvin Gilbert
April 1880 (Age 5 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth “Betsy” Hall
after 1880 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherClarence David “Fritz” Driskill
October 1, 1884 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterSallie E Driskill
September 7, 1886 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Euel Driskill
July 23, 1889 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterDola M Driskill
June 1892 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#1Royal Driskill
February 24, 1899 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ina Driskill
April 16, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Death of a sisterGeorge A Bell Driskill
between 1900 and 1910 (Age 24 years)

Death of a sisterSallie E Driskill
August 8, 1907 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Driskill
September 11, 1912 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childWilliam Bradley “Willie” WillisIna DriskillView this family
February 25, 1917 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 41 years)

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 42 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/
Birth of a grandson
#1James Elvis Willis
April 16, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Death of a grandsonJames Elvis Willis
April 1, 1921 (Age 46 years)
Death of a daughterIna Driskill
March 14, 1927 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 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
Death of a fatherRobert William Driskill
March 14, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Death of a motherMary Mollie Gilbert
October 29, 1935 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 74 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 brotherClarence David “Fritz” Driskill
September 11, 1957 (Age 82 years)
Death of a sisterMary M Driskill
June 20, 1960 (Age 85 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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 September 22, 1960 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
Last change January 27, 202216:15:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 1870
16 months
elder sister
George A Bell Driskill
Birth: June 25, 1871 24 18Kentucky, United States
Death: between 1900 and 1910
19 months
elder sister
Mary M Driskill
Birth: January 18, 1873 26 20Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 20, 1960Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
himself
Elvis Hayes Driskill
Birth: January 10, 1875 28 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 22, 1960Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Rebecca Driskill
Birth: 1879 32 26Kentucky, United States
Death: September 11, 1912Todd, Kentucky, United States
6 years
younger brother
Clarence David “Fritz” Driskill
Birth: October 1, 1884 37 32Kentucky, United States
Death: September 11, 1957Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
23 months
younger sister
Sallie E Driskill
Birth: September 7, 1886 39 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 8, 1907Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Dola M Driskill
Birth: June 1892 45 39Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 1977Logan, Kentucky, United States
Family with Alma Boley - View this family
himself
Elvis Hayes Driskill
Birth: January 10, 1875 28 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 22, 1960Todd, Kentucky, United States
wife
Alma Boley
Birth: November 2, 1878Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 10, 1968Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage:
son
Royal Driskill
Birth: February 24, 1899 24 20Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 16, 1985Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
14 months
daughter
Ina Driskill
Birth: April 16, 1900 25 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 14, 1927Todd, Kentucky, United States

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