The Shemwell Family

Alva M SandersAge: 102 years18901992

Alva M Sanders
Given names
Alva M
Married name
Alva M Carpenter
Birth February 23, 1890
MarriageNewton Ford CarpenterView this family

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Saunders Carpenter
December 5, 1913 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 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 26 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 27 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 -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Alva Carpenter
December 26, 1920 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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 husbandNewton Ford Carpenter
November 18, 1949 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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 November 4, 1992 (Age 102 years)
Last change June 29, 201918:15:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Newton Ford Carpenter - View this family
Alva M Sanders
Birth: February 23, 1890Maryland, United States
Death: November 4, 1992Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, United States
Elizabeth Saunders Carpenter
Birth: December 5, 1913 25 23Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: June 20, 2000Wildwood, Sumter, Florida, United States
7 years
Mary Alva Carpenter
Birth: December 26, 1920 32 30Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: May 3, 2006Franklin, Virginia, United States
Newton Ford Carpenter + Sarah Yarnall Crowell - View this family
husband’s wife

No family available

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Newton Ford Carpenter - Household

Bay, St. Mary's, Maryland

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Carpenter, Newton FheadMW31MMDMDMDFarmingOwn Farm
Carpenter, Alva SaunderswifeFW29MMDIAIL
Carpenter, Elizabeth SaundersdaughterFW7SDCMDIL