The Shemwell Family

Harvey Rollen ShirleyAge: 71 years19011973

Name
Harvey Rollen Shirley
Given names
Harvey Rollen
Surname
Shirley
Birth June 17, 1901
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 14 years)

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 15 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 16 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/
MarriageMary Docia GreeneView this family
November 11, 1925 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ruby Rosalie Shirley
December 12, 1926 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Carl Freeman Shirley
March 4, 1928 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 28 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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 40 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 48 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 44 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 June 10, 1973 (Age 71 years)
Last change April 29, 201915:56:45

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Mary Docia Greene - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 11, 1925Watauga, North Carolina, United States
13 months
daughter
Ruby Rosalie Shirley
Birth: December 12, 1926 25 15Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 19, 1976
15 months
son
Carl Freeman Shirley
Birth: March 4, 1928 26 16Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 22, 2006Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Henry Frederick Achterkirchen + Mary Docia Greene - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: May 5, 1945Greenville, South Carolina, United States
-14 months
step-daughter
Priscilla Sue Achterkirchen
Adoption:
Birth: March 1, 1944 32 32Deep Gap, Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 3, 2015Crownsville, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

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