The Shemwell Family

Louis Guy RayAge: 61 years19071968

Louis Guy Ray
Given names
Louis Guy
Birth June 20, 1907
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 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 9 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 10 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 -
MarriageArdith Pauline BrimView this family
September 30, 1928 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 22 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a daughter
#1Nina Kathryn Ray
November 26, 1929 (Age 22 years)
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Alberta Jean Ray
November 19, 1930 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Dorothy Bernetta Ray
May 2, 1934 (Age 26 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 34 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 -
Marriage of a childJames Floyd SkidmoreDorothy Bernetta RayView this family
June 26, 1950 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 42 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 grandson
#1Roger Ray McCarty
April 17, 1959 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 38 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 June 24, 1968 (Age 61 years)
Cemetery: Hickory Point Cemetery
Last change July 14, 201916:10:21

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Ardith Pauline Brim - View this family
Marriage: September 30, 1928Pettis, Missouri, United States
14 months
Nina Kathryn Ray
Birth: November 26, 1929 22 21Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: June 23, 2009Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
1 year
Alberta Jean Ray
Birth: November 19, 1930 23 21Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: November 14, 2012Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States
3 years
Dorothy Bernetta Ray
Birth: May 2, 1934 26 25Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: April 29, 1996Superior, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Louis Guy Ray - Household

Elk Fork, Pettis, Missouri

Ray, GuyheadMW21M21MOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Ray, Ardith PwifeFW19M19MOMOMO
Ray, Nina CdaughterFW4mMMOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Louis Guy Ray - Household

South and West Part 1940 Elk Fork, Pettis, Missouri - L Guy Ray

Ray, Guy LheadMW32MMORPettisMOFarmerOwn Farm
Ray, Ardith PXwifeFW31MMORPettisMO
Ray, Nina KdaughterFW10SMORPettisMO
Ray, A JeandaughterFW9SMORPettisMO
Ray, Dorothy BdaughterFW5SMORPettisMO