The Shemwell Family

William Harold HuntonAge: 88 years18961984

William Harold Hunton
Given names
William Harold
Birth July 26, 1896
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 months)
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 19 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 20 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 21 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 daughter
#1Alivia Vernadean Hunton
August 21, 1923 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2J C Hunton
January 18, 1926 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Brim “Billy” Hunton
October 9, 1931 (Age 35 years)
Census April 4, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childLawrence Ernest FunkAlivia Vernadean HuntonView this family
May 15, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1Kent Lawrence Funk
January 26, 1946 (Age 49 years)

Death of a sonWilliam Brim “Billy” Hunton
September 26, 1952 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Extensive burns - Auto Accident
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 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 -
Death of a daughterAlivia Vernadean Hunton
September 9, 1961 (Age 65 years)
Death of a wifeBessie Irene Brim
June 18, 1967 (Age 70 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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 28, 1984 (Age 88 years)

Cemetery: Green Ridge Cemetery
Last change July 14, 201914:22:54

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Bessie Irene Brim - View this family
Alivia Vernadean Hunton
Birth: August 21, 1923 27 20Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 9, 1961Pettis, Missouri, United States
2 years
J C Hunton
Birth: January 18, 1926 29 22Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States
Death: April 5, 2014Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States
6 years
William Brim “Billy” Hunton
Birth: October 9, 1931 35 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 26, 1952Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Harold Hunton - Household

Elk Fork, Pettis, Missouri

Hunton, Harold WheadMW33M26MOEnglandMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Hunton, Irene BwifeFW27M20MOMOMO
Hunton, Verna DdaughterFW6SMOMOMO
Hunton, J CsonMW4-5mSMOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Harold Hunton - Household

Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri

Hunton, W HaroldheadMW43MMOSame HouseFarmerFarm
Hunton, IreneXwifeFW37MMOSame House
Hunton, VernadeandaughterFW16SMOSame House
Hunton, J CsonMW14SMOSame House
Hunton, William BsonMW8SMOSame House