The Shemwell Family

William Thomas PowersAge: 84 years18741958

William Thomas Powers
Given names
William Thomas
Birth October 17, 1874
MarriageGeorge Ann ParrottView this family

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1James Ervin Powers
September 5, 1894 (Age 19 years)
Death of a wifeGeorge Ann Parrott
March 15, 1895 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 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 42 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 43 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 -
Marriage of a childJames Ervin PowersMinnie Lee SlaughterView this family
before 1920 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1James Ervin Powers Jr.
May 7, 1921 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Murry Cecil Powers
April 15, 1926 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sonJames Ervin Powers
October 9, 1929 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Bronchial Pneumonia
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a grandsonMurry Cecil Powers
November 5, 1944 (Age 70 years)
Address: Western State Hospital
Cause: Epilepsy
Note: In Western State Hospital for 7 years 2 months.
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 67 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 75 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 71 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 November 11, 1958 (Age 84 years)
Last change November 29, 201808:13:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with George Ann Parrott - View this family
William Thomas Powers
Birth: October 17, 1874Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 11, 1958Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
George Ann Parrott
Birth: October 14, 1865Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 15, 1895Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
James Ervin Powers
Birth: September 5, 1894 19 28Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 9, 1929Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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