The Shemwell Family

Harvey Benjamin FosterAge: 64 years18881952

Harvey Benjamin Foster
Given names
Harvey Benjamin
Birth February 20, 1888
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 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 -
MarriageBettie L SneadView this family
about 1907 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a son
#1Ben William Foster
February 27, 1908 (Age 20 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 22 years)
Death of a wifeBettie L Snead
October 11, 1910 (Age 22 years)

MarriageEuba “Minnie” ChristianView this family
about 1912 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
#2Douglas Clark Foster
August 26, 1912 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Harvey Hugh Foster
June 15, 1916 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#4Edmond Dorris “Dobby” Foster
September 3, 1917 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 28 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 29 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 -
Census February 2, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5James Madison “Matt” Foster
February 15, 1921 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6Delma Durwood Foster
July 28, 1923 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Mary Virginia Foster
May 26, 1924 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#8Wallace Waddell Scott Foster
March 17, 1928 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 41 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 42 years)
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 52 years)
Death of a wifeEuba “Minnie” Christian
September 13, 1941 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 53 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 granddaughter
#1Susan Lee Foster
October 12, 1946 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sheila Gay Foster
May 11, 1951 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3James Stephen Foster
December 9, 1951 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 61 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 57 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 October 12, 1952 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
Last change August 23, 201914:13:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Euba “Minnie” Christian - View this family
Marriage: about 1912
8 months
Douglas Clark Foster
Birth: August 26, 1912 24 18Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 9, 1975Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Harvey Hugh Foster
Birth: June 15, 1916 28 22Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1986Christian, Kentucky, United States
15 months
3 years
James Madison “Matt” Foster
Birth: February 15, 1921 32 27Kentucky, United States
Death: May 3, 1969Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Delma Durwood Foster
Birth: July 28, 1923 35 29Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 2001Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
Mary Virginia Foster
Birth: May 26, 1924 36 30Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 23, 2007Mint Hill, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
4 years
Wallace Waddell Scott Foster
Birth: March 17, 1928 40 34Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 4, 2003Crofton, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Family with Bettie L Snead - View this family
Marriage: about 1907
14 months
Ben William Foster
Birth: February 27, 1908 20 22Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 9, 1994Christian, Kentucky, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Harvey Benjamin Foster - Household

Drounette? Road Christian, Kentucky

Foster, H BheadMW22M13KYKYKYFarmerAt Home
Foster, BettiewifeFW24M13KYKYKY
Foster, Ben WsonMW2SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Harvey Benjamin Foster - Household

Kirkmansville Road Christian, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Foster, Harvey BheadMW31MKYKYTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Foster, EubawifeFW24MKYKYKY
Foster, Ben WsonMW11SKYKYKY
Foster, DouglassonMW7SKYKYKY
Foster, Harvey HsonMW3-6mSKYKYKY
Foster, Edmond DsonMW1-5mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Harvey Benjamin Foster - Household

Kirkmansville Road Elliotsville, Christian, Kentucky

Foster, Harvey BheadMW42M19KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Foster, Minnie UwifeFW36M18KYKYKY
Foster, DouglassonMW17SKYKYKY
Foster, Harvey UsonMW13SKYKYKY
Foster, EdmondsonMW11SKYKYKY
Foster, James MsonMW9SKYKYKY
Foster, Delmar DsonMW6SKYKYKY
Foster, Mary VdaughterFW4-11mSKYKYKY
Foster, Wallace WsonMW2-1mSKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Harvey Benjamin Foster - Household

US 107 Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky

Foster, Harvey BXheadMW52MKYSame HouseOperatorFarm
Foster, EubawifeFW46MKYSame House
Foster, Edmond DorrissonMW21SKYSame HouseHelperFlorist?
Foster, James MadisonsonMW19SKYSame HouseLaborerFarming
Foster, Delma DurwoodsonMW16SKYSame HouseLaborerFarming
Foster, Mary VirginiadaughterFW14SKYSame House
Foster, Wallace WaddellsonMW12SKYSame House
Christian, Gilliemother in lawFW62WdKYSame House