The Shemwell Family

John Wesley CommersAge: 76 years18951972

Name
John Wesley Commers
Given names
John Wesley
Surname
Commers
Birth September 22, 1895
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
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/
MarriageLena Etna WebbView this family
February 29, 1920 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Meigs Commers
February 20, 1921 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Reba Commers
December 20, 1922 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Horace Marvin Commers
December 10, 1925 (Age 30 years)
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 9, 1930 (Age 34 years)
Census May 6, 1940 (Age 44 years)
Death of a sonJohn Meigs Commers
August 9, 1942 (Age 46 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
Birth of a grandson
#1Thomas Commers
September 3, 1947 (Age 51 years)
Death of a grandsonThomas Commers
September 4, 1947 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Stephen M Commers
February 11, 1951 (Age 55 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 54 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 grandsonStephen M Commers
June 3, 1972 (Age 76 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 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 August 15, 1972 (Age 76 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Mount Garner Cemetery
Last change December 31, 202014:32:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lena Etna Webb - View this family
himself
John Wesley Commers
Birth: September 22, 1895Winchester Springs, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 15, 1972Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
wife
Lena Etna Webb
Birth: June 23, 1902 25 22Biglick, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 1978Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: February 29, 1920Franklin, Tennessee, United States
1 year
son
John Meigs Commers
Birth: February 20, 1921 25 18Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 9, 1942Fort William Mckinley, Manila, Philippines
22 months
daughter
Reba Commers
Birth: December 20, 1922 27 20Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 4, 1986Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Horace Marvin Commers
Birth: December 10, 1925 30 23Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 23, 2003Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

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