The Shemwell Family

James Edwin “Pud” WallsAge: 27 years19171944

Name
James Edwin “Pud” Walls
Given names
James Edwin
Surname
Walls
Nickname
Pud
Birth June 5, 1917 35 32
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 6 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 20, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGlendell Lee “Nick” Walls
August 6, 1924 (Age 7 years)
Death of a motherAda May Shemwell
April 8, 1925 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Washington Shemwell
September 26, 1926 (Age 9 years)
Marriage of a parentClarence WallsGrace HouseView this family
May 16, 1927 (Age 9 years)
Note: by T.E.Sparks and witnessed by Carrie J. Underwood and J.E. Shaver
Death of a maternal grandmotherLaura Lee Brinkley
October 25, 1927 (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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 30, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Death of a fatherClarence Walls
April 1, 1936 (Age 18 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death September 23, 1944 (Age 27 years)

Note: Battle of the Bulge - European Theatre - WWII
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
elder sister
22 months
elder brother
Halford Vermont Walls
Birth: September 28, 1906 24 22Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 6, 1993
3 years
elder brother
Russell Wilbert Walls
Birth: November 5, 1909 27 25Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 29, 1998Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States
3 years
elder sister
sister
Private
elder brother
William Wallace Walls
Birth: February 10, 1916 33 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 2012Merrillville, Lake, Indiana, United States
16 months
himself
James Edwin “Pud” Walls
Birth: June 5, 1917 35 32Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 23, 1944
brother
Private
younger brother
Glendell Lee “Nick” Walls
Birth: August 6, 1924 42 40Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 1, 2008Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States
Father’s family with Grace House - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: May 16, 1927Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

James Edwin “Pud” Walls has 25 first cousins recorded

Death
Battle of the Bulge - European Theatre - WWII