The Shemwell Family

Drusa Mae JohnstoneAge: 69 years19081978

Drusa Mae Johnstone
Given names
Drusa Mae
Married name
Drusa Mae Driskill
Birth March 14, 1908
MarriageDudley Bennett DriskillView this family

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 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 8 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 9 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 21 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1George Edward “Eddie” Driskill
December 26, 1931 (Age 23 years)
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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 February 27, 1978 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Last change May 15, 202018:33:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Dudley Bennett Driskill - View this family
Dudley Bennett Driskill
Birth: August 28, 1902 35 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 4, 1989Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Drusa Mae Johnstone
Birth: March 14, 1908Kentucky, United States
Death: February 27, 1978Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
George Edward “Eddie” Driskill
Birth: December 26, 1931 29 23Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1998Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Merryman Driskill - Household

North Main Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, SylvesterheadMW64M29KYKYKYSalesmanFlour mill
Driskill, AnnawifeFW54M20KYKYKY
Benewitz, FloellsdaughterFW30Wd22KYKYKYBook keeperRetail ? Store
Driskill, BennettsonMW27M26KYKYKYCarpenterGeneral Work
Driskill, Maydaughter in lawFW22M21KYKYKY
Driskill, Georgeelder brotherMW70SKYKYKYCarpenterHouse Building
Driskill, Johnelder brotherMW68Wd48KYKYKYCarpenterGeneral Work
Benewitz, JoegrandsonMW6SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Dudley Bennett Driskill - Household

Chestnut Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, BennettheadMW37MKYSame HouseCarpenterBuilding Construction
Driskill, MaewifeFW32MKY
Driskill, George EsonMW8SKY