The Shemwell Family

Dorothy Mathiel ValentineAge: 61 years18851946

Dorothy Mathiel Valentine
Given names
Dorothy Mathiel
Married name
Dorothy Mathiel Smith
Birth February 11, 1885
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 13 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 -
MarriageHomer Jasper SmithView this family
March 28, 1907 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#1Lloyd Valentine Smith
October 30, 1917 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 31 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 32 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 44 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 45 years)
Census April 5, 1940 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 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 May 3, 1946 (Age 61 years)
Last change August 25, 201913:10:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Homer Jasper Smith - View this family
Homer Jasper Smith
Birth: August 1, 1885 34 33Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: September 15, 1954Los Angeles, California, United States
Dorothy Mathiel Valentine
Birth: February 11, 1885Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 3, 1946Los Angeles, California, United States
Marriage: March 28, 1907Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
11 years
Lloyd Valentine Smith
Birth: October 30, 1917 32 32Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Death: June 25, 1987Los Angeles, California, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Homer Jasper Smith - Household

2203 Virginia Road Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Smith, HomerheadMW44M21ILGAKYRealtorOwn Business
Smith, Dorothy VwifeFW45M21PAMAPA
Smith, Lloyd VsonMW12SILILPA

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Homer Jasper Smith - Household

2203 Virginia Road Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Smith, HomerheadMW54MILSame Place
Smith, DorothywifeFW55MPASame Place
Smith, LloydsonMW22SILSame Place