The Shemwell Family

Betty

Name
Betty
Given names
Betty
Married name
Betty Stavely
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Euna Stavely
March 7, 1889

Birth of a daughter
#2Beuna Eartha Stavely
1891
Birth of a daughter
#3Fredda Stavely
August 2, 1897

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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
Birth of a daughter
#4Jewel Stavely
about 1901

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

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

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

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/
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Charlene Elizabeth “Betty” Shemwell
November 27, 1919
Birth of a grandson
#2Benjamin Rice Shemwell
May 3, 1922
Birth of a grandson
#3Clifton Harmon Shemwell
January 9, 1924
Birth of a grandson
#4Mardis Calvin Shemwell
February 20, 1926
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929

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
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Elmer Shemwell
October 3, 1930
Associate: James Eldridge Shemwell Sr.
Birth of a grandson
#6James Eldridge Shemwell Sr.
October 3, 1930
Associate: Thomas Elmer Shemwell
Birth of a grandson
#7Charles Joe “Charley” Shemwell
October 26, 1936
Death of a daughterJewel Stavely
February 14, 1942

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945

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
Death of a grandsonThomas Elmer Shemwell
October 1952
Cause: M.I.A. - Korea
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953
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 grandsonClifton Harmon Shemwell
June 4, 1956
Death of a daughterBeuna Eartha Stavely
August 21, 1956
Death of a daughterEuna Stavely
1967

Death of a grandsonMardis Calvin Shemwell
December 22, 1969
Cause: Killed in car wreck going to work
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975
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
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