The Shemwell Family

Lawrence Ernest FunkAge: 71 years19151987

Name
Lawrence Ernest Funk
Given names
Lawrence Ernest
Surname
Funk
Birth September 8, 1915
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 15 months)

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 2 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 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
MarriageAlivia Vernadean HuntonView this family
May 15, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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
Birth of a son
#1Kent Lawrence Funk
January 26, 1946 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 34 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 wifeAlivia Vernadean Hunton
September 9, 1961 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 30 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 June 16, 1987 (Age 71 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Laurel Oak Cemetery
Last change July 14, 201914:52:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Alivia Vernadean Hunton - View this family
himself
Lawrence Ernest Funk
Birth: September 8, 1915Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States
Death: June 16, 1987Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
wife
Alivia Vernadean Hunton
Birth: August 21, 1923 27 20Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 9, 1961Pettis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: May 15, 1940Leeton, Johnson, Missouri, United States
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