The Shemwell Family

Opal Gertrude AbneyAge: 93 years19011995

Opal Gertrude Abney
Given names
Opal Gertrude
Married name
Opal Gertrude Allen
Birth November 12, 1901 42 40
Death of a brotherWayne Abney
September 17, 1902 (Age 10 months)

Birth of a sisterEmma Abney
March 30, 1908 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 14 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 15 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 16 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Blanche Allen
September 7, 1926 (Age 24 years)
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 -
Birth of a son
#2Donald Eugene Allen
April 25, 1931 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherLewis Abney
June 26, 1941 (Age 39 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Keelin
March 16, 1944 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 40 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 -
Death of a sonDonald Eugene Allen
July 22, 1951 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 48 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 -
Death of a brotherEclen Abney
October 5, 1967 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherArvel Abney
January 25, 1970 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 44 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 of a husbandClarence Edward Allen
February 17, 1982 (Age 80 years)
Death February 23, 1995 (Age 93 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 10, 1884
2 years
elder brother
13 months
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
Eclen Abney
Birth: April 2, 1890 30 29
Death: October 5, 1967Galatia, Saline, Illinois, United States
2 years
elder brother
Arvel Abney
Birth: March 20, 1892 32 30
Death: January 25, 1970Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
19 months
elder brother
3 years
Opal Gertrude Abney
Birth: November 12, 1901 42 40Galatia, Saline, Illinois, United States
Death: February 23, 1995Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, United States
6 years
younger sister
Emma Abney
Birth: March 30, 1908 48 47
Death: June 19, 1996Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States
Family with Clarence Edward Allen - View this family
Clarence Edward Allen
Birth: November 10, 1902 20 15Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States
Death: February 17, 1982Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, United States
Opal Gertrude Abney
Birth: November 12, 1901 42 40Galatia, Saline, Illinois, United States
Death: February 23, 1995Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, United States
Blanche Allen
Birth: September 7, 1926 23 24Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States
Death: January 23, 2020Murray, Calloway, Kentucky, United States
Donald Eugene Allen
Birth: April 25, 1931 28 29Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, United States
Death: July 22, 1951Korea

Opal Gertrude Abney has 23 first cousins recorded