The Shemwell Family

Ovella Audrey HooperAge: 68 years19101978

Ovella Audrey Hooper
Given names
Ovella Audrey
Married name
Ovella Audrey Miller
Birth 1910 27 22

Birth of a brotherLuther Wayne Hooper
September 30, 1913 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 6 years)

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

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Death of a fatherLuther Erie Hooper
1918 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 8 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 -
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-sisterJean Reigh Ralston
June 2, 1920 (Age 10 years)
Marriage of a parentEdmund RalstonMary Mae McGeheeView this family
between 1914 and 1920 (Age 4 years)

Marriage of a parentMichael Leroy TroutmanMary Mae McGeheeView this family
between 1921 and 1925 (Age 11 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherRobert Gordon McGehee
July 9, 1921 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-brotherDonald Leroy Troutman
June 23, 1926 (Age 16 years)
Death of a motherMary Mae McGehee
May 23, 1929 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 20 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 30 years)
MarriagePhillip MillerView this family
between 1941 and 1949 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 31 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherHarriette A “Hattie” Howell
November 21, 1945 (Age 35 years)
Residence 1949 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 40 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 sisterOlive Fern Hooper
July 10, 1958 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 36 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 1978 (Age 68 years)

Cemetery: Sunset Lawns Cemetery
Last change February 22, 202117:20:14

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 29, 1905Washington, Arkansas, United States
1 year
elder sister
23 months
elder sister
Vivian L Hooper
Birth: April 16, 1908 26 20Arkansas, United States
Death: February 12, 1996Grove, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
4 years
younger brother
Luther Wayne Hooper
Birth: September 30, 1913 31 26Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States
Death: April 8, 1995Orange, California, United States
Mother’s family with Edmund Ralston - View this family
Marriage: between 1914 and 1920
6 years
Jean Reigh Ralston
Birth: June 2, 1920 50 33Augusta, Butler, Kansas, United States
Death: October 16, 2006El Dorado, Butler, Kansas, United States
Mother’s family with Michael Leroy Troutman - View this family
Marriage: between 1921 and 1925
6 years
Donald Leroy Troutman
Birth: June 23, 1926 40 39El Dorado, Butler, Kansas, United States
Death: February 15, 2008Chico, Butte, California, United States
Family with Phillip Miller - View this family
Phillip Miller
Birth: January 31, 1908Kansas, United States
Death: October 1980El Dorado, Butler, Kansas, United States
Marriage: between 1941 and 1949Eldorado, Butler, Kansas, United States

Ovella Audrey Hooper has 3 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Edmund Ralston - Household

Butler, Kansas, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Ralston, EdmundheadRMW50MPAPAPAYCookRestaurant
Hooper, Mary MwifeFW32MARMOARYCookRestaurant
Hooper, Olive Fstep daughterFW14SMOARARY
Hooper, Vivian Lstep daughterFW12SARARARY
Hooper, Ovella Astep daughterFW9SARARAR
Hooper, Luther Wstep sonMW6SARARAR

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ovella Audrey Hooper - Household

El Dorado, Butler, Kansas, United States

Hooper, Ovella AheadR10FW19SNYARARARYTelephone OperatorTelephone Office9979WY
Hooper, Luther WbrotherMW16SYYARARARY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Jean Reigh Ralston - Household

El Dorado, Butler, Kansas, United States

Ralston, Jean RheadFW19SNKSEl DoradoButlerKansasSwitchboard OperatorTelephonePW52909N
Hooper, Ovella ApartnerFW29SNAREl DoradoButlerKansas