The Shemwell Family

Verna Elmore FordAge: 89 years18841974

Verna Elmore Ford
Given names
Verna Elmore
Birth September 9, 1884
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 13 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 -
MarriageMayme Nell PaxtonView this family
calculated 1905 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Opal Beatrice Ford
November 15, 1906 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
April 15, 1910 (Age 25 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 31 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#3Barbara Luella Ford
January 21, 1918 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 32 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 33 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 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Ruth Anne Ford
June 14, 1921 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#5James Robert Ford
September 4, 1923 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childLowell Leon ValentineOpal Beatrice FordView this family
estimated 1925 (Age 40 years)

Death of a sonJames Robert Ford
January 13, 1926 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Patsy Joe Valentine
March 12, 1926 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 45 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Martin Thomas Ford
April 14, 1933 (Age 48 years)
Death of a grandsonMartin Thomas Ford
April 14, 1933 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Jon Michael Ford
about 1938 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 57 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 65 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 sonThomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
August 29, 1971 (Age 86 years)
Death of a daughterOpal Beatrice Ford
February 8, 1974 (Age 89 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 61 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 April 7, 1974 (Age 89 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Last change May 12, 202015:22:56

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mayme Nell Paxton - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1905
22 months
Opal FordOpal Beatrice Ford
Birth: November 15, 1906 22 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 8, 1974Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Tom Ford.jpgThomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
Birth: April 15, 1910 25 22Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 29, 1971Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
8 years
Barbara Luella Ford
Birth: January 21, 1918 33 30Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 24, 1992Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Ruth Anne Ford
Birth: June 14, 1921 36 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 30, 2009Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
James Robert Ford
Birth: September 4, 1923 38 35Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 13, 1926Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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