The Shemwell Family

William Henry RohrerAge: 49 years18951945

Name
William Henry Rohrer
Given names
William Henry
Surname
Rohrer
Birth September 28, 1895 44 29
Birth of a brotherRobert Travers Rohrer
May 11, 1896 (Age 7 months)
Birth of a brotherFrank Sheppard Rohrer
October 4, 1897 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a sisterMargaret Elizabeth Rohrer
May 21, 1899 (Age 3 years)
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Census April 27, 1910 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Henry Jewell Rohrer
April 2, 1914 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

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 21 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 22 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 34 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 1, 1930 (Age 34 years)
Death of a motherAlice Virginia Mitchell
July 30, 1933 (Age 37 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Elizabeth Rohrer
October 27, 1943 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 46 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 February 23, 1945 (Age 49 years)

Note: WWII
Burial
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Last change September 27, 202016:45:50

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: April 28, 1892Washington, District of Columbia, United States
10 months
elder sister
Dorothy Sidney Rohrer
Birth: February 26, 1893 42 26Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: February 6, 1999Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
3 years
himself
William Henry Rohrer
Birth: September 28, 1895 44 29Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: February 23, 1945
7 months
younger brother
17 months
younger brother
Frank Sheppard Rohrer
Birth: October 4, 1897 46 31Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 22, 1978Los Angeles, California, United States
20 months
younger sister

William Henry Rohrer has 3 first cousins recorded

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Henry Jewell Rohrer - Household

1106 14th Avenue Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Rohrer, William HheadWMDec185049M8PAPAPAChief Clerk P.R.R.
Rohrer, AlicewifeWFJun186733M855MDMDMD
Rohrer, Dorothy SdaughterWFFeb18937MPAPAMDAt School
Rohrer, William HsonWMSep18945SPAPAMDAt School
Rohrer, Robert TsonWMMay18964SPAPAMD
Rohrer, Frank SsonWMSep18972SPAPAMD
Rohrer, Margaret EdaughterWFMay18991SPAPAMD

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Henry Jewell Rohrer - Household

Washington, District of Columbia

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Rohrer, William HheadMW59M118PAPAPAManufacturerIron Car Works Emp.
Rohrer, Alice VwifeFW43M11855MDVADC
Rohrer, Dorothy SdaughterFW17MPAPADC
Rohrer, William HsonMW15SPAPADC
Rohrer, Robert TsonMW13SPAPADC
Rohrer, F SheppardsonMW12SPAPADC
Rohrer, Margaret EdaughterFW10SPAPADC

Death
WWII