The Shemwell Family

William Arthur ZeigelAge: 92 years18801972

William Arthur Zeigel
Given names
William Arthur
Birth September 8, 1880
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 17 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 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 36 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 37 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 49 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 69 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 -
MarriageBirdie Ellen CookView this family
January 24, 1965 (Age 84 years)
Death of a wifeBirdie Ellen Cook
December 28, 1970 (Age 90 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 65 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 September 22, 1972 (Age 92 years)
Burial September 26, 1972 (4 days after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Crown Hill Cemetery
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by: Jeannie Schieber
Family with Birdie Ellen Cook - View this family
William Arthur Zeigel
Birth: September 8, 1880Sweet Springs, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: September 22, 1972Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States
Marriage: January 24, 1965Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
William Walker “Willie” Williams + Birdie Ellen Cook - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: August 15, 1899Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
7 years
8 years
Frances Lorene Williams
Birth: July 22, 1914 37 31Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: December 12, 1979Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States
9 years
William Reed “Big Willie” Williams
Birth: June 29, 1923 46 40Beaman, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: March 6, 1996Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States

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