The Shemwell Family

James Madison “Matt” FosterAge: 48 years19211969

Name
James Madison “Matt” Foster
Given names
James Madison
Surname
Foster
Nickname
Matt
Birth February 15, 1921 32 27
Birth of a brotherDelma Durwood Foster
July 28, 1923 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Virginia Foster
May 26, 1924 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWallace Waddell Scott Foster
March 17, 1928 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 8 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
Census April 12, 1930 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherPenick P Christian
September 27, 1937 (Age 16 years)
Cause: chronic myocarditis
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 19 years)
Death of a motherEuba “Minnie” Christian
September 13, 1941 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 20 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
Birth of a son
#1James Stephen Foster
December 9, 1951 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherHarvey Benjamin Foster
October 12, 1952 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 28 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 maternal grandmotherGillie V Snead
May 6, 1961 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 24 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 May 3, 1969 (Age 48 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
Last change August 23, 201915:11:58

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
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
elder brother
3 years
himself
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
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father
step-mother
Marriage: about 1907
14 months
half-brother
Ben William Foster
Birth: February 27, 1908 20 22Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 9, 1994Christian, Kentucky, United States
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himself
James Madison “Matt” Foster
Birth: February 15, 1921 32 27Kentucky, United States
Death: May 3, 1969Christian, Kentucky, United States
wife
Private
son
James Stephen Foster
Birth: December 9, 1951 30Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 15, 2009Christian, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private

James Madison “Matt” Foster has 1 first cousin recorded

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Parents Walton Tomerlin + Ladie Lou Christian
1Roberta Tomerlin19231923
Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Harvey Benjamin Foster - Household

Kirkmansville Road Elliotsville, Christian, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
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

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
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