The Shemwell Family

Edmond Dorris “Dobby” FosterAge: 61 years19171979

Edmond Dorris “Dobby” Foster
Given names
Edmond Dorris
Birth September 3, 1917 29 23
MarriageAnna Christine “Dottie” WestView this family

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 3 months)

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 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Madison “Matt” Foster
February 15, 1921 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherDelma Durwood Foster
July 28, 1923 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Virginia Foster
May 26, 1924 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherWallace Waddell Scott Foster
March 17, 1928 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 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 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherPenick P Christian
September 27, 1937 (Age 20 years)
Cause: chronic myocarditis
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherEuba “Minnie” Christian
September 13, 1941 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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 -
Death of a fatherHarvey Benjamin Foster
October 12, 1952 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherGillie V Snead
May 6, 1961 (Age 43 years)
Death of a brotherJames Madison “Matt” Foster
May 3, 1969 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherDouglas Clark Foster
September 9, 1975 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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 12, 1979 (Age 61 years)

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
Last change August 23, 201914:57:28

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1912
8 months
elder brother
Douglas Clark Foster
Birth: August 26, 1912 24 18Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 9, 1975Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder brother
Harvey Hugh Foster
Birth: June 15, 1916 28 22Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1986Christian, Kentucky, United States
15 months
3 years
younger brother
James Madison “Matt” Foster
Birth: February 15, 1921 32 27Kentucky, United States
Death: May 3, 1969Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
Delma Durwood Foster
Birth: July 28, 1923 35 29Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 2001Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
younger sister
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
younger brother
Wallace Waddell Scott Foster
Birth: March 17, 1928 40 34Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 4, 2003Crofton, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Father’s 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
Family with Anna Christine “Dottie” West - View this family
Anna Christine “Dottie” West
Birth: June 24, 1920Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 30, 1979Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

Edmond Dorris “Dobby” Foster has 1 first cousin recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (1)

Parents Walton Tomerlin + Ladie Lou Christian
1Roberta Tomerlin19231923
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