The Shemwell Family

Eldon CorneliusAge: 68 years19001969

Eldon Cornelius
Given names
Birth September 22, 1900
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 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 16 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 17 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 7, 1920 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1Donald Winfred Cornelius
October 15, 1920 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2Kingsford Cornelius
April 16, 1929 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 29 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3George Thomas Cornelius
November 23, 1936 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 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 sonDonald Winfred Cornelius
July 11, 1953 (Age 52 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 49 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1John Wayne Cornelius
October 4, 1962 (Age 62 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 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 April 9, 1969 (Age 68 years)
Last change March 3, 201908:40:36

by: Barry Shemwell
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Eldon Cornelius
Birth: September 22, 1900Kentucky, United States
Death: April 9, 1969Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino, California, United States
Mable Ruth Gentle
Birth: September 30, 1902 21 17Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 14, 1989Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Donald Winfred Cornelius
Birth: October 15, 1920 20 18Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 11, 1953
Kingsford Cornelius
Birth: April 16, 1929 28 26Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 12, 2013Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
8 years
George Thomas Cornelius
Birth: November 23, 1936 36 34Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 15, 1982Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

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