The Shemwell Family

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Thomas Gaines “Tom” FordAge: 61 years19101971

Name
Thomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
Given names
Thomas Gaines
Surname
Ford
Nickname
Tom
Birth April 15, 1910 25 22
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 19 days)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 years)

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 sisterBarbara Luella Ford
January 21, 1918 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 6 years)

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 7 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Larkin Paxton
1920 (Age 9 years)
Census January 15, 1920 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterRuth Anne Ford
June 14, 1921 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Robert Ford
September 4, 1923 (Age 13 years)
Death of a brotherJames Robert Ford
January 13, 1926 (Age 15 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1Martin Thomas Ford
April 14, 1933 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sonMartin Thomas Ford
April 14, 1933 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Jon Michael Ford
about 1938 (Age 27 years)
Census April 8, 1940 (Age 29 years)
Military
WW2 Draft
October 16, 1940 (Age 30 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherBarbara Jane Driskill
September 11, 1942 (Age 32 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 39 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 35 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 August 29, 1971 (Age 61 years)
Last change December 19, 201915:51:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: calculated 1905
22 months
elder sister
Opal FordOpal Beatrice Ford
Birth: November 15, 1906 22 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 8, 1974Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
himself
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
younger sister
Barbara Luella Ford
Birth: January 21, 1918 33 30Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 24, 1992Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Ruth Anne Ford
Birth: June 14, 1921 36 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 30, 2009Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
James Robert Ford
Birth: September 4, 1923 38 35Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 13, 1926Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Izora Etta Mercer - View this family
himself
Tom Ford.jpgThomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
Birth: April 15, 1910 25 22Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 29, 1971Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
wife
Izora Etta Mercer
Birth: May 16, 1912Rochester, Butler, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 11, 1996Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
son
Martin Thomas Ford
Birth: April 14, 1933 22 20Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 14, 1933Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private
son
Jon Michael Ford
Birth: about 1938 27 25Kentucky, United States
Death: December 27, 2018Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

Thomas Gaines “Tom” Ford has 10 first cousins recorded