The Shemwell Family

Ernest Edward EppsAge: 59 years19121972

Name
Ernest Edward Epps
Given names
Ernest Edward
Surname
Epps
Birth December 24, 1912 38 33
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn A Epps
January 2, 1913 (Age 9 days)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a brotherRalph Sanford Epps
June 26, 1917 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAaron Francis Hodge
August 11, 1918 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 4 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
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 5 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 5, 1920 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 16 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 10, 1930 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Elizabeth Lamkin
August 21, 1934 (Age 21 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 28 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 37 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 fatherJames Albert “Jimmie” Epps
January 15, 1970 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherRalph Sanford Epps
May 6, 1972 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 33 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 November 21, 1972 (Age 59 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Graceland Cemetery
Last change May 31, 201916:07:00

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 22, 1896Butler, Missouri, United States
18 months
elder sister
23 months
elder sister
Ruby Belle Epps
Birth: July 21, 1899 25 20Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: May 9, 1982Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder sister
Rachel Prue Epps
Birth: July 14, 1901 27 22Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: December 30, 1901Butler, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder brother
Raymond Almus Epps
Birth: December 8, 1903 29 24Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: July 16, 1905Butler, Missouri, United States
15 months
elder sister
Lela Leota Epps
Birth: February 27, 1905 30 25Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: November 14, 2000Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
4 years
elder brother
4 years
himself
Ernest Edward Epps
Birth: December 24, 1912 38 33Valley Junction, Polk, Iowa, United States
Death: November 21, 1972Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
5 years
younger brother
Ralph Sanford Epps
Birth: June 26, 1917 42 38Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: May 6, 1972Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Family with Lela Viola Ward - View this family
himself
Ernest Edward Epps
Birth: December 24, 1912 38 33Valley Junction, Polk, Iowa, United States
Death: November 21, 1972Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
wife
Lela Viola Ward
Birth: June 14, 1915Missouri, United States
Death: August 21, 2005Lee, Illinois, United States
daughter
Private
daughter
Private

Ernest Edward Epps has 9 first cousins recorded

Father's family (9)

Parents William Roy Combs Sr + Emma Ann Epps
2James Edward Combs18911983
3Jessie Frank Combs18931976
4Lena May Combs18961905
5Jettie Sue Combs18981899
6Eunice Pearl Combs19001990
7Lois Fay Combs19021987
9Harvey Lee Combs19091909

Mother's family (0)

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Albert “Jimmie” Epps - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Epps, James AlbertheadMW45MMOMOMOFarmerHome Farm
Epps, Mary LwifeFW40MMOTNKY
Epps, Lela LdaughterFW14SMOMOMO
Epps, Arnold WsonMW11SMOMOMO
Epps, Ernest EsonMW7SIAMOMO
Epps, Ralph SsonMW2-6mSMOMOMO