The Shemwell Family

Walter Jackson WhiteAge: 82 years18911974

Walter Jackson White
Given names
Walter Jackson
Birth February 12, 1891 42 42
Birth of a brotherHark White
1895 (Age 3 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth Johnson
April 20, 1902 (Age 11 years)
Religious marriageMary Betty ShemwellView this family
November 24, 1912 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Myrtie Mae White
June 9, 1914 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Wiley White
August 6, 1915 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Roy Jackson “R J” White
September 10, 1916 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 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 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 15, 1920 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherJohn Washington White
February 8, 1932 (Age 40 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 58 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 wifeMary Betty Shemwell
November 12, 1969 (Age 78 years)

Burial of a wifeMary Betty Shemwell
1969 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death of a sisterCora Jane White
January 19, 1971 (Age 79 years)
Burial of a sisterCora Jane White
1971 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 54 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 15, 1974 (Age 82 years)
Burial 1974 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
3 years
5 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Betty Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: November 24, 1912Todd, Kentucky, United States
18 months
Myrtie Mae White
Birth: June 9, 1914 23 18Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1998Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
14 months
John Wiley White
Birth: August 6, 1915 24 19Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 3, 1992Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Roy Jackson “R J” White
Birth: September 10, 1916 25 20Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 31, 1990Logan, Kentucky, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Walter Jackson White - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
White, WalterheadMW28MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
White, MarywifeFW22MKYKYKY
White, MyrtiedaughterFW6SKYKYKY
White, JohnsonMW4SKYKYKY
White, R. J.sonMW3SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Walter Jackson White - Household

Claymore Road Todd, Kentucky

White, WalterXheadMW49MKYSame placeFarmerFarm
White, MarywifeFW44MKYSame place
White, John WsonMW24SKYSame placefarmerlaborer farm
White, Roy JacksonsonMW23MKYSame placefarmerlaborer farm
White, Norinedaughter in lawFW18MKYSame place