The Shemwell Family

Edward Dillard “Dill” WattsAge: 49 years18881937

Name
Edward Dillard “Dill” Watts
Given names
Edward Dillard
Surname
Watts
Nickname
Dill
Nickname
Eddie
Birth March 26, 1888 24 19
Birth of a brotherClaude Everett Watts
September 24, 1890 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMeda Watts
October 23, 1893 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 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
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 12 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Chestene Watts
June 7, 1916 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 27 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 28 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 29 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 10, 1920 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#2William Kermit Watts
December 25, 1920 (Age 32 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAmanda J “Mandy” Shemwell
February 8, 1922 (Age 33 years)
Cause: Influenza & bronco infection
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Freeman
May 9, 1923 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 41 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
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 42 years)
Death May 8, 1937 (Age 49 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Palmetto Cemetery
Last change October 7, 201816:34:10

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: June 5, 1885Christian, Missouri, United States
3 years
himself
Edward Dillard “Dill” Watts
Birth: March 26, 1888 24 19Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: May 8, 1937Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Meda Watts
Birth: October 23, 1893 29 24Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: November 10, 1962Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
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himself
Edward Dillard “Dill” Watts
Birth: March 26, 1888 24 19Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: May 8, 1937Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States
wife
Willie May Neal
Birth: March 22, 1897McCracken, Christian, Missouri, United States
Death: October 26, 1971Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas, United States
daughter
Chestene Watts RokickiChestene Watts
Birth: June 7, 1916 28 19Missouri, United States
Death: November 29, 2009Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States
5 years
son
William Kermit Watts
Birth: December 25, 1920 32 23Greene, Missouri, United States
Death: October 18, 1998Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
daughter
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Edward Dillard “Dill” Watts has 18 first cousins recorded