The Shemwell Family

John Hinton GorrellAge: 86 years19101996

John Hinton Gorrell
Given names
John Hinton
Birth July 4, 1910 38 36
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 6 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 7 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census May 2, 1940 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherLaura Louellen Gant
May 11, 1945 (Age 34 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 31 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 fatherJohn VanMeter Gorrell
October 28, 1948 (Age 38 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 39 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
#1Scot Alan Rust
September 18, 1967 (Age 57 years)
Death of a wifeZelpha Adaline Phillips
July 18, 1974 (Age 64 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 35 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. -
MarriageOra Bell OffittView this family
February 28, 1976 (Age 65 years)
Death of a wifeOra Bell Offitt
1991 (Age 80 years)

Death September 12, 1996 (Age 86 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 21, 202013:41:19

by: Barry Shemwell
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Zelpha Adaline Phillips
Birth: June 7, 1915 40 32Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 18, 1974Logan, Kentucky, United States
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Marriage: February 28, 1976Robertson, Tennessee, United States

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