The Shemwell Family

Meda WattsAge: 69 years18931962

Name
Meda Watts
Given names
Meda
Surname
Watts
Married name
Meda Alford
Birth October 23, 1893 29 24
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 4 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 6 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 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 23 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 24 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 20, 1920 (Age 26 years)
Note: Cora & Meda the same person?… Meda is in the all but the 1920 Census records. Cora suddenly appears only in the 1920 and then disappears again. -b
Death of a maternal grandmotherAmanda J “Mandy” Shemwell
February 8, 1922 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Influenza & bronco infection
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Freeman
May 9, 1923 (Age 29 years)
MarriageBert AlfordView this family
estimated 1925 (Age 31 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 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 16, 1930 (Age 36 years)
Death of a brotherEdward Dillard “Dill” Watts
May 8, 1937 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Clark Watts
November 20, 1938 (Age 45 years)
Census April 19, 1940 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 48 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 56 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a motherSarah Ann “Anna” Freeman
1959 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 52 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death November 10, 1962 (Age 69 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Palmetto Cemetery
Last change May 4, 201911:50:10

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
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
elder brother
3 years
herself
Meda Watts
Birth: October 23, 1893 29 24Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: November 10, 1962Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
Family with Bert Alford - View this family
husband
herself
Meda Watts
Birth: October 23, 1893 29 24Webster, Missouri, United States
Death: November 10, 1962Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
Marriage: estimated 1925

Meda Watts has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Clark Watts - Household

West Benton, Webster, Missouri

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Watts, William CheadWMMar186535M15MOTNTNFarmer
Watts, Sarah AwifeWFFeb186931M1543KYTNKY
Watts, Eddie DsonWMMar188812SMOMOKY
Watts, Claude EsonWMSep18909SMOMOKY
Watts, MedadaughterWFOct18937SMOMOKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Clark Watts - Household

West Benton, Webster, Missouri

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Watts, William CheadMW46M124MOTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Watts, Sarah AwifeFW41M12443KYTNKY
Watts, Edward DsonMW22SMOMOKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Watts, Claude EsonMW19SMOMOKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Watts, MedadaughterFW17SMOMOKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Clark Watts - Household

West Benton, Webster, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Watts, William CheadMW55MMOUSUSFarmerHome Farm
Watts, Sarah AwifeFW50MKYUSUS
Watts, Cora LdaughterFW26SMOMOKY

Census
Cora & Meda the same person?… Meda is in the all but the 1920 Census records. Cora suddenly appears only in the 1920 and then disappears again. -b
Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Bert Alford - Household

Washington, Greene, Missouri

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Alford, BertheadMW44M39MOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Alford, MedawifeFW38M33MOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Bert Alford - Household

Washington, Greene, Missouri

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Alford, BertheadMW54MMOSame HouseFarmerFarming
Alford, MedawifeFW47MMOSame House
Freeman, Sarah Amother in lawFW71WdKYRWebsterMO