The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Harris Lowe1902

Name
Elizabeth Harris Lowe
Given names
Elizabeth Harris
Surname
Lowe
Birth August 1, 1902 28 21
Birth of a sisterDorothy Lowe
January 8, 1904 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherWilkes Estes Lowe Jr
August 17, 1911 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 13 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 14 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 15 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 27 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
Death of a maternal grandmotherDora Elizabeth Shemwell
August 13, 1935 (Age 33 years)
Note: Says father was Thomas
Death of a maternal grandfatherJulius Kerr Harris
May 21, 1939 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 39 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 47 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 motherMargaret L “Maggie” Harris
February 28, 1954 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 43 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
Deathunknown

Last change January 23, 202012:22:52

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Margaret L “Maggie” Harris
Birth: December 20, 1880 23 18Trinity, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 28, 1954Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: December 20, 1900Randolph, North Carolina, United States
19 months
herself
Elizabeth Harris Lowe
Birth: August 1, 1902 28 21North Carolina, United States
Death:
17 months
younger sister
Dorothy Lowe
Birth: January 8, 1904 29 23North Carolina, United States
Death:
8 years
younger brother
Wilkes Estes Lowe Jr
Birth: August 17, 1911 37 30North Carolina, United States
Death:

Elizabeth Harris Lowe has 3 first cousins recorded