The Shemwell Family

Roy Newton WhitfieldAge: 78 years19141993

Name
Roy Newton Whitfield
Given names
Roy Newton
Surname
Whitfield
Birth September 22, 1914
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 months)

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 2 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 3 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 15 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Annette Whitfield
February 15, 1936 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Loretta Whitfield
July 29, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 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 35 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 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Holly Ann Grounds
November 25, 1962 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 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 grandsonJoseph Lynn “Joey” Dixon
October 17, 1991 (Age 77 years)
Death September 4, 1993 (Age 78 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Whitfield Cemetery
Last change May 17, 202011:57:09

by: Barry Shemwell
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himself
Roy Newton Whitfield
Birth: September 22, 1914Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 4, 1993White Plains, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
wife
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
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