The Shemwell Family

Blanch WhiteheadAge: 84 years18901975

Name
Blanch Whitehead
Given names
Blanch
Surname
Whitehead
Married name
Blanch Acuff
Birth February 23, 1890
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriagePeter Lankford AcuffView this family
about 1911 (Age 20 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a husbandPeter Lankford Acuff
October 30, 1959 (Age 69 years)
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death January 9, 1975 (Age 84 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Sunrise Cemetery
Last change August 25, 201913:10:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Peter Lankford Acuff - View this family
husband
Peter Lankford Acuff
Birth: September 10, 1880 30 26Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 30, 1959Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
herself
Blanch Whitehead
Birth: February 23, 1890Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 9, 1975Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1911
Peter Lankford Acuff + Margaret D Bullen - View this family
husband
Peter Lankford Acuff
Birth: September 10, 1880 30 26Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 30, 1959Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
husband’s wife
Margaret D Bullen
Birth: September 26, 1881Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 24, 1910Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: October 8, 1900Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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