The Shemwell Family

Henry Warren PirkeyAge: 84 years18791963

Henry Warren Pirkey
Given names
Henry Warren
Birth January 24, 1879
MarriageMary Elizabeth BakerView this family
December 16, 1897 (Age 18 years)
MarriageLeilia GiddensView this family

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 19 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 -
Birth of a son
#1James Richard Pirkey
October 18, 1898 (Age 19 years)
Death of a wifeMary Elizabeth Baker
April 14, 1900 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2Henry Pirkey Jr
about 1908 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3Lewis F Pirkey
1909 (Age 29 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a childJames Richard PirkeyFrances Cecelia VitterView this family
March 18, 1918 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 37 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 38 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 granddaughter
#1Mary Frances Pirkey
March 18, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Richard Pirkey Jr
October 30, 1924 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 50 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Peggy Ann Pirkey
January 14, 1940 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 62 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 sonJames Richard Pirkey
October 5, 1946 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 70 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 wifeLeilia Giddens
February 19, 1957 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 66 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 May 21, 1963 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Hillcrest Cemetery
Last change August 19, 202116:27:09

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Elizabeth Baker - View this family
Mary Elizabeth Baker
Birth: September 27, 1878 32 23Galveston, Texas, United States
Death: April 14, 1900Dalby Springs, Bowie, Texas, United States
Marriage: December 16, 1897Bowie, Texas, United States
10 months
James Richard Pirkey
Birth: October 18, 1898 19 20Dalby Springs, Bowie, Texas, United States
Death: October 5, 1946Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States
Family with Leilia Giddens - View this family
Leilia Giddens
Birth: October 22, 1882Red River, Texas, United States
Death: February 19, 1957Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States
Henry Pirkey Jr
Birth: about 1908 28 25Red River, Texas, United States
2 years

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