The Shemwell Family

Izora Etta MercerAge: 84 years19121996

Izora Etta Mercer
Given names
Izora Etta
Married name
Izora Etta Ford
Birth May 16, 1912
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 4 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 5 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a son
#1Martin Thomas Ford
April 14, 1933 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sonMartin Thomas Ford
April 14, 1933 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2Jon Michael Ford
about 1938 (Age 25 years)
Census April 8, 1940 (Age 27 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 37 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 husbandThomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
August 29, 1971 (Age 59 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 33 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 July 11, 1996 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Last change June 15, 202112:19:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Thomas Gaines “Tom” Ford - View this family
Tom Ford.jpgThomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
Birth: April 15, 1910 25 22Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 29, 1971Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Izora Etta Mercer
Birth: May 16, 1912Rochester, Butler, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 11, 1996Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
Martin Thomas Ford
Birth: April 14, 1933 22 20Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 14, 1933Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Jon Michael Ford
Birth: about 1938 27 25Kentucky, United States
Death: December 27, 2018Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

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