The Shemwell Family

Chestene Watts Rokicki

Chestene WattsAge: 93 years19162009

Chestene Watts
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Married name
Chestene Rokicki
Birth June 7, 1916 28 19
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 6 months)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 18 months)

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 -
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Kermit Watts
December 25, 1920 (Age 4 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 13 years)
Death of a fatherEdward Dillard “Dill” Watts
May 8, 1937 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Clark Watts
November 20, 1938 (Age 22 years)
MarriageCarl M RokickiView this family
September 25, 1941 (Age 25 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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 33 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 paternal grandmotherSarah Ann “Anna” Freeman
1959 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherWillie May Neal
October 26, 1971 (Age 55 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 husbandCarl M Rokicki
June 19, 1983 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Kermit Watts
October 18, 1998 (Age 82 years)
Death November 29, 2009 (Age 93 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Ottawa Hills Memorial Park
Last change October 21, 201812:31:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Edward Dillard “Dill” Watts
Birth: March 26, 1888 24 19Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: May 8, 1937Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States
Willie May Neal
Birth: March 22, 1897McCracken, Christian, Missouri, United States
Death: October 26, 1971Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas, United States
Chestene Watts RokickiChestene Watts
Birth: June 7, 1916 28 19Missouri, United States
Death: November 29, 2009Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States
5 years
younger brother
William Kermit Watts
Birth: December 25, 1920 32 23Greene, Missouri, United States
Death: October 18, 1998Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
Family with Carl M Rokicki - View this family
Carl M Rokicki
Birth: March 13, 1915
Death: June 19, 1983Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States
Chestene Watts RokickiChestene Watts
Birth: June 7, 1916 28 19Missouri, United States
Death: November 29, 2009Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States
Marriage: September 25, 1941Henry, Ohio, United States

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