The Shemwell Family

John David “J. D.” LasterAge: 82 years19272009

Name
John David “J. D.” Laster
Given names
John David
Surname
Laster
Nickname
J. D.
Birth February 23, 1927 23 17
MarriageRuthelle “Ruthie” SettleView this family
unknown

Death of a paternal grandmotherBeatrice Elizabeth Carneal
January 2, 1928 (Age 10 months)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 2 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 12, 1930 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 14 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 grandfatherJohn Thomas McGehee
November 7, 1947 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Judy Ann Laster
June 21, 1949 (Age 22 years)
Death of a daughterJudy Ann Laster
June 25, 1951 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 22 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
Death of a motherFlossie Ann McGehee
May 3, 1959 (Age 32 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Lawson Laster
April 5, 1965 (Age 38 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherPearl Irene Shelton
March 20, 1975 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 18 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 fatherRoss Thomas Laster
December 23, 1983 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherClark Thomas Laster
January 12, 1989 (Age 61 years)
Death May 21, 2009 (Age 82 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery
Last change November 20, 202014:05:08

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1925
2 months
elder brother
Clark Thomas Laster
Birth: March 9, 1925 21 15Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 12, 1989Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
himself
John David “J. D.” Laster
Birth: February 23, 1927 23 17Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 2009Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Ruthelle “Ruthie” Settle - View this family
himself
John David “J. D.” Laster
Birth: February 23, 1927 23 17Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 2009Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
wife
Ruthelle “Ruthie” Settle
Birth: June 28, 1926Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 30, 2010Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Marriage:
daughter
Judy Ann Laster
Birth: June 21, 1949 22 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 25, 1951Christian, Kentucky, United States

John David “J. D.” Laster has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ross Thomas Laster - Household

Allegre, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Laster, Ross TheadMW25M21KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Laster, FlossiewifeFW21M16KYKYKY
Laster, ClarksonMW5SKYKYKY
Laster, J DsonMW2-1mMKYKYKY