The Shemwell Family

William Rufus GreeneAge: 96 years18871983

William Rufus Greene
Given names
William Rufus
Birth January 27, 1887 19 20
Birth of a half-brotherWiley Edmund Reynolds
November 21, 1891 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a half-sisterFlossie Reynolds
about 1895 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherBartlett Greene
about 1900 (Age 12 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 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 29 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Death of a maternal grandmotherMalinda Katherine Hamby
about 1918 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 30 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 -
Marriage of a parentJohn CampbellMillie Frankie “Mollie” GreeneView this family
about 1922 (Age 34 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a half-sisterFlossie Reynolds
October 1, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherMillie Frankie “Mollie” Greene
October 1, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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 fatherElbert Greene
March 25, 1947 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 half-brotherWiley Edmund Reynolds
April 4, 1963 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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 May 26, 1983 (Age 96 years)
Last change April 25, 201915:03:43

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Elbert Greene
Birth: December 31, 1867Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 25, 1947Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
William Rufus Greene
Birth: January 27, 1887 19 20Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 26, 1983Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
Mother’s family with John Campbell - View this family
John Campbell
Birth: March 1888Carter, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1940Mingo, West Virginia, United States
Marriage: about 1922
Mother’s family with Joseph Reynolds - View this family
Wiley Edmund Reynolds
Birth: November 21, 1891 24Johnson, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 4, 1963Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
4 years
Flossie Reynolds
Birth: about 1895 28Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 1, 1930Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia, United States

William Rufus Greene has 22 first cousins recorded