The Shemwell Family

Robert Herschel WalkerAge: 78 years18861965

Robert Herschel Walker
Given names
Robert Herschel
Birth November 13, 1886
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 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 -
MarriagePruda C “Prudie” GilliamView this family
about 1925 (Age 38 years)

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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 53 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 55 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 63 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 wifePruda C “Prudie” Gilliam
August 29, 1962 (Age 75 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 59 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 18, 1965 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Lewisburg Cemetery
Family with Pruda C “Prudie” Gilliam - View this family
Robert Herschel Walker
Birth: November 13, 1886Kentucky, United States
Death: October 18, 1965Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: about 1925
George Verner Richardson + Pruda C “Prudie” Gilliam - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: December 26, 1906Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
19 months
Elbert V Richardson
Birth: July 22, 1908 33 26Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 18, 1986Missouri, United States

No family available

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Robert H Walker - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Walker, Robert HheadMW43M38KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Walker, Prudie CwifeFW48W25KYKYKY
Gilliam, William Bbrother in lawMWSKYKYKY
Gray, FranklodgerMW50SKYKYKYLaborerFarm

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Dr. William B Gilliam - Household

Highway # 81 Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Gilliam, William BXheadMW67SKYsame houseOstopathPrivate practice
Walker, Robert Hbrother in lawMW47MKYsame houseFarmerFarming
Walker, Prudie Cyounger sisterFW48WKYsame house