The Shemwell Family

Opal Freeman1908

Opal Freeman
Given names
Married name
Opal Green
Birth about 1908 25 21
Birth of a brotherArnold Emmitt Freeman
February 6, 1910 (Age 2 years)
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Clarence “Red” Freeman
July 22, 1916 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 9 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Death of a motherLula M Lasley
1918 (Age 10 years)

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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 10 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 -
Death of a paternal grandmotherAmanda J “Mandy” Shemwell
February 8, 1922 (Age 14 years)
Cause: Influenza & bronco infection
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Freeman
May 9, 1923 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 42 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 -
Death of a fatherJasper Newton Freeman
1956 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 38 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 of a brotherArnold Emmitt Freeman
April 8, 1997 (Age 89 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Clarence “Red” Freeman
August 26, 1997 (Age 89 years)

Last change August 5, 201914:31:43

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: February 26, 1905Gertrude, Christian, Missouri, United States
4 years
2 years
younger brother
Arnold Emmitt Freeman
Birth: February 6, 1910 27 23Christian, Missouri, United States
Death: April 8, 1997Texas, United States
6 years
younger brother
Arthur Clarence “Red” Freeman
Birth: July 22, 1916 34 29Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: August 26, 1997Sparta, Christian, Missouri, United States
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Opal Freeman has 17 first cousins recorded