The Shemwell Family

Myrtle Lee FinchAge: 88 years18901979

Myrtle Lee Finch
Given names
Myrtle Lee
Married name
Myrtle Lee Brewer
Birth October 31, 1890 25 16
Death of a motherFlorence A Chambers
September 24, 1891 (Age 10 months)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Franklin Finch
February 1, 1901 (Age 10 years)
MarriageElijah L “Lige” BrewerView this family
March 26, 1905 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a son
#1Loyd Earl Brewer
August 10, 1906 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a son
#2James Ivin Brewer
August 5, 1909 (Age 18 years)
Death of a sonJames Ivin Brewer
about 1910 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#3Floyd Mearl Brewer
August 28, 1916 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 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 26 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 27 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Roberta Brewer
November 18, 1920 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#5Travis Junior Brewer
June 28, 1922 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Lila Mae Brewer
December 23, 1924 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 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 39 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Albert Chambers
December 4, 1937 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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 maternal grandmotherSarah Frances McGehee
September 3, 1949 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 husbandElijah L “Lige” Brewer
July 22, 1962 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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 February 14, 1979 (Age 88 years)
Cemetery: Sharon Cemetery
Last change March 26, 201915:15:13

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
John Franklin Finch
Birth: July 1865Red River, Texas, United States
Death: February 1, 1901Mt. Joy, Delta, Texas, United States
Florence A Chambers
Birth: April 10, 1874 20 18Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 24, 1891Mt. Joy, Delta, Texas, United States
Marriage: January 12, 1890Delta, Texas, United States
10 months
Family with Elijah L “Lige” Brewer - View this family
Marriage: March 26, 1905
16 months
Loyd Earl Brewer
Birth: August 10, 1906 20 15Kensing, Delta, Texas, United States
Death: June 8, 1985Gladewater, Gregg, Texas, United States
3 years
James Ivin Brewer
Birth: August 5, 1909 23 18Lake Creek, Delta, Texas, United States
Death: about 1910Delta, Texas, United States
7 years
Floyd Mearl Brewer
Birth: August 28, 1916 30 25Kensing, Delta, Texas, United States
Death: December 23, 1989Mt. Pleasant, Titus, Texas, United States
4 years
Mary Roberta Brewer
Birth: November 18, 1920 35 30Texas, United States
Death: December 31, 1994Pasadena, Harris, Texas, United States
19 months
Travis Junior Brewer
Birth: June 28, 1922 36 31Wood, Texas, United States
Death: January 16, 2013Winnsboro, Wood, Texas, United States
3 years
Lila Mae Brewer
Birth: December 23, 1924 39 34Texas, United States
Death: September 8, 2009Dallas, Texas, United States

Myrtle Lee Finch has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Albert Chambers - Household

Delta, Texas

Chambers, AlbertheadWMMay185348M28ARTNTNFarmer
Chambers, Sarah FwifeWFAug185544M2574ARMOMO
Chambers, George AsonWMApr188416SARARAR
Chambers, HomersonWMMar18964STXARAR
Chambers, ElmersonWMOct18897mSTXARAR
Finch, Myrtle Lgrand daughterWFOct18909STXTXAR

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Elijah L “Lige” Brewer - Household

Wood, Texas

Brewer, ElijahheadMW42M19TXSCMSFarmerGeneral Farming
Brewer, MyrtlewifeFW38M14TXTXAR
Brewer, FloydsonMW13STXTXTX
Brewer, RobertadaughterFW9STXTXTX
Brewer, TravissonMW7STXTXTX
Brewer, Lila MdaughterFW5STXTXTX

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