The Shemwell Family

William Wallace WallsAge: 96 years19162012

Name
William Wallace Walls
Given names
William Wallace
Surname
Walls
Birth February 10, 1916 33 31
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

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 brotherJames Edwin “Pud” Walls
June 5, 1917 (Age 15 months)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 10 months)

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 22 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 3 years)
Birth of a brotherGlendell Lee “Nick” Walls
August 6, 1924 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherAda May Shemwell
April 8, 1925 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Washington Shemwell
September 26, 1926 (Age 10 years)
Marriage of a parentClarence WallsGrace HouseView this family
May 16, 1927 (Age 11 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 11 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 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 14 years)
Death of a fatherClarence Walls
April 1, 1936 (Age 20 years)
Death of a brotherJames Edwin “Pud” Walls
September 23, 1944 (Age 28 years)

Note: Battle of the Bulge - European Theatre - WWII
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 sisterHallie Louise Walls
May 18, 1987 (Age 71 years)
Death of a brotherHalford Vermont Walls
March 6, 1993 (Age 77 years)

Death of a wifeOleta Allison
December 16, 1996 (Age 80 years)
Death of a brotherRussell Wilbert Walls
September 29, 1998 (Age 82 years)
Death of a sisterThelma Alene Walls
March 14, 2008 (Age 92 years)
Death of a brotherGlendell Lee “Nick” Walls
November 1, 2008 (Age 92 years)
Death April 25, 2012 (Age 96 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Last change July 20, 201709:48:28

by: Barry Shemwell
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
himself
William Wallace Walls
Birth: February 10, 1916 33 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 2012Merrillville, Lake, Indiana, United States
16 months
younger brother
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
Family with Oleta Allison - View this family
himself
William Wallace Walls
Birth: February 10, 1916 33 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 2012Merrillville, Lake, Indiana, United States
wife
Oleta Allison
Birth: September 18, 1922Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 16, 1996Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States
son
Private
daughter
Private

William Wallace Walls has 25 first cousins recorded