The Shemwell Family

Ovie Otis “Otie” ChristianAge: 65 years19001966

Ovie Otis “Otie” Christian
Given names
Ovie Otis
Birth November 21, 1900 21 22
Birth of a brotherMerrell Pendley Christian
June 12, 1906 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterInez L Christian
1908 (Age 7 years)

Census May 2, 1910 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 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 16 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 17 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Wilbor Fay Christian
June 19, 1919 (Age 18 years)
Census January 29, 1920 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2Harold Wade Christian
November 26, 1925 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherJames W Christian
October 17, 1927 (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 -
Census April 12, 1930 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Joyce Fay Christian
May 16, 1937 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Nancy Caroline Christian
March 12, 1940 (Age 39 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 39 years)
Death of a granddaughterJoyce Fay Christian
June 10, 1943 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Wilbor Christian
1944 (Age 43 years)
Death of a grandsonWilbor Christian
July 19, 1944 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 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 paternal grandmotherNancy Bell Christian
June 16, 1946 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 49 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Linda Faye Christian
December 1, 1955 (Age 55 years)
Death of a granddaughterLinda Faye Christian
December 4, 1955 (Age 55 years)
Death of a motherMary Ollie Willis
November 12, 1959 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 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 7, 1966 (Age 65 years)

Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change July 11, 201913:05:11

by: Barry Shemwell
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Harold Wade Christian
Birth: November 26, 1925 25 23Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 18, 1971Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James W Christian - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Christian, James CheadMW31M11KYKYKYfarmer
Christian, Mary OwifeFW31M1143KYKYKY
Christian, Ova OdaughterFW9SKYKYKY
Christian, Merrell PsonMW4SKYKYKY
Christian, Inez LdaughterFW2SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ova Otis Christian - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Christian, OtisheadMW19MKYKYKY
Driskill, AmywifeFW17MKYKYKY
Christian, WilbersonMW 7 monthsSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ova Otis “Otie” Christian - Household

Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, United States

Christian, OtasheadMW28M17KYKYKYfarmer
Christian, AmywifeFW27M15KYKYKY
Christian, Wilber HsonMW10SKYKYKY
Christian, Harvey WsonMW4 years 5 monthsSTNKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Ova Otis “Otie” Christian - Household

Huntingburg, Dubois, Indiana, United States

Christian, OtisheadMW40MKYSpringfieldRobertsonTNfinisherwoolen mill
Christian, AmmiewifeFW37MKYSpringfieldRobertsonTN
Christian, HaroldsonMW14STNSpringfieldRobertsonTN
Christian, James RsonMW9SKYSpringfieldRobertsonTN