The Shemwell Family

William Arthur DicksonAge: 83 years19031986

William Arthur Dickson
Given names
William Arthur
Birth March 22, 1903
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 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 13 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 14 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 -
MarriageRachel Kibler ShemwellView this family
November 7, 1925 (Age 22 years)

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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 26 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 27 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 37 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 38 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 46 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 42 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 June 8, 1986 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Arrow Rock Cemetery
Family with Rachel Kibler Shemwell - View this family
William Arthur Dickson
Birth: March 22, 1903Missouri, United States
Death: June 8, 1986Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
Rachel Kibler Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1906 37 38Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: May 21, 1997Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
Marriage: November 7, 1925

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Arthur Dickson - Household

Dickson, WilliamheadMW27M22MOMOMOLaborerRiver Worker
Dickson, RachelwifeFW23M19MOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Arthur Dickson - Household

Main Street Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri

Dickson, William AheadMW37MMOsame placeProprietorGasoline station garage
Dickson, Rachel KXwifeFW33MMOsame place