The Shemwell Family

Mary Lavinia WatsonAge: 75 years19191994

Mary Lavinia Watson
Given names
Mary Lavinia
Married name
Mary Lavinia Minser
Birth May 26, 1919 38 28
Census January 26, 1920 (Age 8 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Monroe Selby
August 30, 1926 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 10 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 16, 1930 (Age 10 years)
Death of a fatherDouglas Columbus Watson
April 24, 1934 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a son
#1Ernest L “Ernie” Minser Jr.
August 10, 1939 (Age 20 years)
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Emily Hyder
August 5, 1942 (Age 23 years)
Cause: Bronchial Pneumonia
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 22 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 30 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 26 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 of a motherEffie Mae Selby
August 8, 1977 (Age 58 years)
Death June 15, 1994 (Age 75 years)
Last change November 17, 201910:17:32

by: Barry Shemwell
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Douglas Columbus Watson
Birth: September 27, 1880Georgia, United States
Death: April 24, 1934Rapides, Louisiana, United States
Effie Mae Selby
Birth: July 29, 1890 39 28Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 8, 1977Rapides, Louisiana, United States
Marriage: August 1915New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
4 years
Mary Lavinia Watson
Birth: May 26, 1919 38 28Louisiana, United States
Death: June 15, 1994Rapides, Louisiana, United States
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Ernest L Minser
Birth: June 2, 1905Orange, Texas, United States
Death: October 4, 1998Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States
Mary Lavinia Watson
Birth: May 26, 1919 38 28Louisiana, United States
Death: June 15, 1994Rapides, Louisiana, United States
Ernie Misner JrErnest L “Ernie” Minser Jr.
Birth: August 10, 1939 34 20Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States
Death: April 25, 2011Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States

Mary Lavinia Watson has 9 first cousins recorded