The Shemwell Family

Retha Meda WattsAge: 64 years19131978

Retha Meda Watts
Given names
Retha Meda
Birth December 26, 1913 23 24
Marriage of parentsClaude Everett WattsPhiladelphia Ann “Delphia” GarrettView this family
estimated 1913

Birth of a sisterGoldie Helen Watts
May 1, 1916 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sisterGoldie Helen Watts
February 17, 1918 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 3 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 4 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 6 years)
Birth of a sisterYvonne Watts
March 3, 1920 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherCarl Ray Watts
about 1923 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 15 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 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Clark Watts
November 20, 1938 (Age 24 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 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 36 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 45 years)
Death of a fatherClaude Everett Watts
June 1967 (Age 53 years)
Death of a motherPhiladelphia Ann “Delphia” Garrett
March 1975 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 32 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 January 31, 1978 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Watts Cemetery
Last change October 6, 201815:47:41

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: estimated 1913
1 year
Retha Meda Watts
Birth: December 26, 1913 23 24Missouri, United States
Death: January 31, 1978Missouri, United States
2 years
younger sister
Goldie Helen Watts
Birth: May 1, 1916 25 26Missouri, United States
Death: February 17, 1918Missouri, United States
4 years
younger sister
Yvonne Watts BarefordYvonne Watts
Birth: March 3, 1920 29 30Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: June 28, 2014Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
4 years
younger brother

Retha Meda Watts has 3 first cousins recorded

Father's family (3)

Parents Edward Dillard “Dill” Watts + Willie May Neal
1Chestene Watts19162009

Mother's family (0)