The Shemwell Family

William Walker WilliamsAge: 71 years19021973

William Walker Williams
Given names
William Walker
Birth June 30, 1902 27 17
Death of a maternal grandfatherIshamel Higdon Whitlow
June 5, 1903 (Age 11 months)

Cause: Typhoid fever (Since May 22, 1903)
Birth of a brotherThomas Reed “Tommie” Williams
1905 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMarie Williams
1907 (Age 4 years)
Census May 11, 1910 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 14 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 15 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 12, 1920 (Age 17 years)
June 10, 1920 (Age 17 years)

Death of a brotherThomas Reed “Tommie” Williams
1922 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1Rodney Gwynn Williams
March 24, 1927 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 27 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 19, 1930 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas Lee “Tommy” Williams
March 3, 1932 (Age 29 years)
Census April 23, 1940 (Age 37 years)
WW2 Draft
February 16, 1942 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 39 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 -
Death of a motherAnna Louise “Dolly” Whitlow
July 1, 1946 (Age 44 years)

Death of a fatherObie Reed Williams
1949 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sonRodney Gwynn Williams
March 21, 1952 (Age 49 years)
Cause: Airplane Crash - Navy
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 47 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 sonThomas Lee “Tommy” Williams
July 25, 1958 (Age 56 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 43 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 December 3, 1973 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Golden Gate National Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:03

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: October 6, 1901Cooper, Missouri, United States
9 months
4 years
younger brother
Thomas Reed “Tommie” Williams
Birth: 1905 30 19Kansas, United States
Death: 1922Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger sister
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Rodney Gwynn Williams
Birth: March 24, 1927 24 20Kansas, United States
Death: March 21, 1952Nueces, Texas, United States
5 years

William Walker Williams has 15 first cousins recorded

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Parents James Bruce Potter + Flora Dell Whitlow
1Ora Bell Potter18971962
2Octa Potter18981979
3Nettie May Potter19031997
Parents Dorsey John Whitlow + Myrtle “Mattie” Parks
1Eva Dell Whitlow19081973
2M Lorraine Whitlow19171999
Parents Henry Clay Whitlow + Nellie Elizabeth Mercer