The Shemwell Family

William Charles WallaceAge: 68 years18871956

William Charles Wallace
Given names
William Charles
Birth February 15, 1887
Historical Event
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 28 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 29 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 30 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 -
MarriageRuth ShemwellView this family
1923 (Age 35 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 1930 (Age 43 years)
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 53 years)
WWII Draft Registration
1942 (Age 54 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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 62 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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 January 5, 1956 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change February 5, 201712:00:05

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Ruth Shemwell - View this family
William Charles Wallace
Birth: February 15, 1887Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
Death: January 5, 1956Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: 1923Missouri, United States
Lloyd Leeland Lewis + Ruth Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: November 23, 1915California, Moniteau, Missouri, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Charles Wallace - Household

105 E 40th. Kansas City, Jackson, MO

Wallace, William CheadMW43M23NJNYCNStruc. Engr.Dteel Co.
Wallace, RuthwifeFW34M18MOKYIL
Shemwell, Melvina Pmother in lawFW75MILKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Charles Wallace - Household

2105 Alfred Ave St. Louis, MO

Wallace, William CheadMW53MNJSame PlaceOwn BusinessArchitect & Builder
Wallace, RuthwifeFW44MMOSame Place