The Shemwell Family

Ben William FosterAge: 86 years19081994

Name
Ben William Foster
Given names
Ben William
Surname
Foster
Birth February 27, 1908 20 22
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherBettie L Snead
October 11, 1910 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a half-brotherDouglas Clark Foster
August 26, 1912 (Age 4 years)
Marriage of a parentHarvey Benjamin FosterEuba “Minnie” ChristianView this family
about 1912 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a half-brotherHarvey Hugh Foster
June 15, 1916 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a half-brotherEdmond Dorris “Dobby” Foster
September 3, 1917 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 8 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 9 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census February 2, 1920 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJames Madison “Matt” Foster
February 15, 1921 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-brotherDelma Durwood Foster
July 28, 1923 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMary Virginia Foster
May 26, 1924 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWallace Waddell Scott Foster
March 17, 1928 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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
Death of a fatherHarvey Benjamin Foster
October 12, 1952 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 half-brotherJames Madison “Matt” Foster
May 3, 1969 (Age 61 years)
Death of a half-brotherDouglas Clark Foster
September 9, 1975 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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 of a half-brotherEdmond Dorris “Dobby” Foster
May 12, 1979 (Age 71 years)

Death of a half-brotherHarvey Hugh Foster
December 12, 1986 (Age 78 years)
Death April 9, 1994 (Age 86 years)
Last change August 23, 201914:15:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1907
14 months
himself
Ben William Foster
Birth: February 27, 1908 20 22Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 9, 1994Christian, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Euba “Minnie” Christian - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: about 1912
8 months
half-brother
Douglas Clark Foster
Birth: August 26, 1912 24 18Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 9, 1975Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
half-brother
Harvey Hugh Foster
Birth: June 15, 1916 28 22Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1986Christian, Kentucky, United States
15 months
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
James Madison “Matt” Foster
Birth: February 15, 1921 32 27Kentucky, United States
Death: May 3, 1969Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
half-brother
Delma Durwood Foster
Birth: July 28, 1923 35 29Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 2001Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
half-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
half-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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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Harvey Benjamin Foster - Household

Drounette? Road Christian, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Foster, H BheadMW22M13KYKYKYFarmerAt Home
Foster, BettiewifeFW24M13KYKYKY
Foster, Ben WsonMW2SKYKYKY

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