The Shemwell Family

Helen Alice ShemwellAge: 59 years19091968

Name
Helen Alice Shemwell
Given names
Helen Alice
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Helen Alice Grey
Birth April 17, 1909 44 32
Birth of a sisterBessie Bell Shemwell
February 17, 1910 (Age 10 months)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 11 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 6 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 7 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 8 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/
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
February 1, 1922 (Age 12 years)
MarriageJames Henry GreyView this family
September 20, 1924 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 20 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 22, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherJames Harvey Shemwell
November 5, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 32 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
Death of a half-sisterGenevieve Shemwell
January 20, 1947 (Age 37 years)
Death of a sisterBessie Bell Shemwell
September 18, 1951 (Age 42 years)
Death of a husbandJames Henry Grey
April 14, 1953 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 40 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
Death of a motherMary Katherine Propp
June 10, 1964 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 36 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 September 21, 1968 (Age 59 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: East Lawn Memorial Park
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 15, 1900Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
10 months
elder sister
16 months
elder sister
Velvalee, Genevieve, Gladys ShemwellVelvalee Virginia Shemwell
Birth: May 16, 1902 37 25Falcon, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Death: March 23, 1977Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
3 years
elder sister
Frances Cassman Shemwell
Birth: February 14, 1905 39 27Colorado, United States
Death: April 18, 1982Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
4 years
herself
Helen Alice Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1909 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 21, 1968Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
10 months
younger sister
Bessie Bell Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1910 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 18, 1951Yolo, California, United States
Father’s family with Edith Blanche Martin - View this family
father
step-mother
Edith Blanche MartinEdith Blanche Martin
Birth: April 25, 1874 22 19Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
Death: April 13, 1905San Joaquin, California, United States
Marriage: June 19, 1894San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States
Divorce: October 11, 1898Colorado, United States
23 months
half-sister
Genevieve ShemwellGenevieve Shemwell
Birth: May 6, 1896 31 22Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Death: January 20, 1947Lassen, California, United States
Family with James Henry Grey - View this family
husband
James Henry Grey
Birth: April 25, 1905Hickman, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 14, 1953Sacramento, California, United States
herself
Helen Alice Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1909 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 21, 1968Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
Marriage: September 20, 1924Pinal, Gila, Arizona, United States

Helen Alice Shemwell has 11 first cousins recorded