The Shemwell Family

Claude Everett WattsAge: 76 years18901967

Claude Everett Watts
Given names
Claude Everett
Birth September 24, 1890 26 21
Birth of a sisterMeda Watts
October 23, 1893 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 19 years)

MarriagePhiladelphia Ann “Delphia” GarrettView this family
estimated 1913 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Retha Meda Watts
December 26, 1913 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Goldie Helen Watts
May 1, 1916 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a daughterGoldie Helen Watts
February 17, 1918 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 26 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 27 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 -
Census January 26, 1920 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Yvonne Watts
March 3, 1920 (Age 29 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAmanda J “Mandy” Shemwell
February 8, 1922 (Age 31 years)
Cause: Influenza & bronco infection
Birth of a son
#4Carl Ray Watts
about 1923 (Age 32 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Freeman
May 9, 1923 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 39 years)
Death of a brotherEdward Dillard “Dill” Watts
May 8, 1937 (Age 46 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Clark Watts
November 20, 1938 (Age 48 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Judith Ann Bareford
November 13, 1941 (Age 51 years)
Death of a granddaughterJudith Ann Bareford
November 22, 1944 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Burns from clothes catching on fire
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 motherSarah Ann “Anna” Freeman
1959 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterMeda Watts
November 10, 1962 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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 June 1967 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Watts Cemetery
Last change October 6, 201815:28:24

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 5, 1885Christian, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder brother
Edward Dillard “Dill” Watts
Birth: March 26, 1888 24 19Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: May 8, 1937Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States
3 years
3 years
younger sister
Meda Watts
Birth: October 23, 1893 29 24Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: November 10, 1962Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
Family with Philadelphia Ann “Delphia” Garrett - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1913
1 year
Retha Meda Watts
Birth: December 26, 1913 23 24Missouri, United States
Death: January 31, 1978Missouri, United States
2 years
Goldie Helen Watts
Birth: May 1, 1916 25 26Missouri, United States
Death: February 17, 1918Missouri, United States
4 years
Yvonne Watts BarefordYvonne Watts
Birth: March 3, 1920 29 30Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: June 28, 2014Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
4 years

Claude Everett Watts has 18 first cousins recorded