The Shemwell Family

Rita Jeanette PearsonAge: 90 years19172008

Name
Rita Jeanette Pearson
Given names
Rita Jeanette
Surname
Pearson
Married name
Rita Jeanette Whitfield
Birth December 8, 1917 24 23
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

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 24 days)

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/
Birth of a brotherTalmadge Burton Pearson
December 8, 1919 (Age 2 years)
Census January 4, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherIda May Mohon
January 14, 1929 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 11 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 28, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Annette Whitfield
February 15, 1936 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Loretta Whitfield
July 29, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Clyde Pearson
January 22, 1942 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 23 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 maternal grandfatherArthur Davis Driskill
April 25, 1949 (Age 31 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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
Birth of a grandson
#1Joseph Lynn “Joey” Dixon
May 8, 1957 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Holly Ann Grounds
November 25, 1962 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherMary Holland “Holly” Driskill
March 21, 1969 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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 of a brotherTalmadge Burton Pearson
September 26, 1979 (Age 61 years)
Death of a grandsonJoseph Lynn “Joey” Dixon
October 17, 1991 (Age 73 years)
Death of a husbandRoy Newton Whitfield
September 4, 1993 (Age 75 years)
Death of a granddaughterHolly Ann Grounds
February 6, 2004 (Age 86 years)
Death June 24, 2008 (Age 90 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Whitfield Cemetery
Last change May 24, 202013:18:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Henry Clyde Pearson
Birth: March 18, 1893Dunmor, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 22, 1942Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
mother
herself
Rita Jeanette Pearson
Birth: December 8, 1917 24 23Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 24, 2008Mortons Gap, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
Talmadge Burton Pearson
Birth: December 8, 1919 26 25White Plains, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 26, 1979Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
sister
Private
sister
Private
Family with Roy Newton Whitfield - View this family
husband
Roy Newton Whitfield
Birth: September 22, 1914Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 4, 1993White Plains, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
herself
Rita Jeanette Pearson
Birth: December 8, 1917 24 23Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 24, 2008Mortons Gap, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Annette Whitfield
Birth: February 15, 1936 21 18Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 14, 2014Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
4 years
daughter
Loretta Whitfield
Birth: July 29, 1940 25 22Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 28, 2008Nortonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private

Rita Jeanette Pearson has 25 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Henry Clyde Pearson - Household

Near Cut Road Curtail, Hopkins, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Pearson, ClydeheadMW26MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral
Pearson, Mary OlliewifeFW25MKYKYKY
Pearson, Rita JeanettedaughterFW2-?mSKYKYKY
Pearson, Talmadge BsonMW0mSKYKYKY