The Shemwell Family

James Olin HarrisAge: 91 years19152006

Name
James Olin Harris
Given names
James Olin
Surname
Harris
Birth May 15, 1915 47 43
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Andrew Harris
1915
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 months)

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 (Age 19 months)

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 (Age 2 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 years)

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
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherGeorge Ann Shemwell
January 13, 1931 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherJames Virgil Harris
April 6, 1938 (Age 22 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 34 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a motherGeorgie Bell Driskill
1956 (Age 40 years)
Death of a brotherEmmett Ross Harris
March 27, 1963 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 30 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a brotherVelmer Vertis Harris
March 6, 1986 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherBrodie Burtrom Harris
February 8, 1991 (Age 75 years)
Death December 28, 2006 (Age 91 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change April 16, 201912:41:51

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1894Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
Emmett Ross Harris
Birth: March 6, 1896 28 24Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 27, 1963Todd, Kentucky, United States
7 years
elder brother
Brodie Burtrom Harris
Birth: June 18, 1903 36 32Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 8, 1991Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
Onie Fay Harris
Birth: October 21, 1907 40 36Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 21, 1909Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
22 months
elder brother
Velmer Vertis Harris
Birth: September 4, 1909 42 38Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 6, 1986Logan, Kentucky, United States
6 years
himself
James Olin Harris
Birth: May 15, 1915 47 43Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 28, 2006Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
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himself
James Olin Harris
Birth: May 15, 1915 47 43Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 28, 2006Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
wife
Necie Wilson
Birth: November 8, 1917Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 27, 2013Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
son
Private
son
Private

James Olin Harris has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Virgil Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Harris, VirgilheadMW53MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Harris, GeorgiawifeFW49MKYKYKY
Harris, BrodiesonMW17SKYKYKYLaborGeneral Farm
Harris, VelmadaughterFW10SKYKYKY
Harris, OlinsonMW4SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Virgil Harris - Household

MT Sharon and Sharon Grove Road Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Harris, James VheadMW62M28KYKYKYFarmingOwn Farm
Harris, Georgie BwifeFW58M24KYKYKY
Harris, Velmer VsonMW20SKYKYKYLaborOn Farm
Harris, James OsonMW14SKYKYKYLaborOn Farm