The Shemwell Family

Lola KnightAge: 107 years18972004

Name
Lola Knight
Given names
Lola
Surname
Knight
Birth March 12, 1897 25 20
Associate: Lora Knight
Birth
Lora Knight
March 12, 1897 25 20
Birth of a sisterLora Knight
March 12, 1897
Associate: Lola Knight
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 months)
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 brotherGeorge Francis “Bear” Knight
August 11, 1899 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherIsaac Francis McMillan
January 12, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Census June 30, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Evelyn Knight
March 29, 1903 (Age 6 years)
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherGarner Benjamin Knight
May 10, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 years)

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 19 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 20 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/
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Brown
February 27, 1922 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 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 fatherWilliam Benjamin Knight
September 20, 1932 (Age 35 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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
Death of a sisterMargaret Evelyn Knight
May 7, 1952 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of cervix
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 52 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 motherMary Francis “Mollie” McMillan
March 28, 1960 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherGarner Benjamin Knight
April 15, 1974 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge Francis “Bear” Knight
February 28, 1975 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 of a sisterLora Knight
July 28, 1986 (Age 89 years)
Death July 12, 2004 (Age 107 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Arlington Heights Cemetery
Last change August 16, 201817:40:31

by: Barry Shemwell