The Shemwell Family

Blanche Viola FosterAge: 60 years19181978

Blanche Viola Foster
Given names
Blanche Viola
Married name
Blanche Viola Williams
Birth April 1, 1918 35 27
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic

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 sisterEleanor M Foster
July 22, 1919 (Age 15 months)
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 21 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJacob H Moyer
April 2, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert John Foster
December 5, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 11 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 21, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a son
#1James E Williams
May 20, 1931 (Age 13 years)
Death of a sonJames E Williams
November 20, 1932 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Robert Foster Jr
April 28, 1935 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2Donald James Williams Jr
July 26, 1937 (Age 19 years)
Marriage of a parentRaymond Anthony PurcellLaura May MoyerView this family
1937 (Age 18 years)
Name: Laura Foster Spouse's Name: Raymond A Purcell Marriage Date: 1937 Marriage Place: New Jersey, United States Event Place Note: 30-1995
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#3Jerry Allan Williams
December 4, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sonJerry Allan Williams
February 5, 1941 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Robert Foster Sr
March 13, 1941 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 23 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 maternal grandmotherSarah Alice Derr
August 15, 1951 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 31 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 27 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 husbandDonald James Williams Sr
September 1977 (Age 59 years)
Death of a motherLaura May Moyer
September 26, 1977 (Age 59 years)
Death May 26, 1978 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Northumberland Memorial Park
Last change May 22, 202215:08:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1908Pennsylvania, United States
13 months
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
James and Boots Foster BenchJames Foster
Birth: August 13, 1912 30 22Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 18, 1985Florida, United States
13 months
elder sister
Margaret Foster
Birth: August 31, 1913 31 23Pennsylvania, United States
Death: April 16, 1986Alabama, United States
4 years
elder brother
Raymond Clyde Foster
Birth: February 17, 1917 34 26Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 4, 1990Pennsylvania, United States
13 months
16 months
younger sister
Eleanor M Foster
Birth: July 22, 1919 37 29Kulpmont, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: December 22, 2004Westminster, Carroll, Maryland, United States
16 months
younger brother
Robert John FosterRobert John Foster
Birth: December 5, 1920 38 30Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 25, 2000Hawaii, United States
Mother’s family with Raymond Anthony Purcell - View this family
Marriage: 1937New Jersey, United States
Family with Donald James Williams Sr - View this family
James E Williams
Birth: May 20, 1931 19 13Pennsylvania, United States
Death: November 20, 1932Pennsylvania, United States
6 years
Donald James Williams Jr
Birth: July 26, 1937 25 19Pennsylvania, United States
Death: July 1978Pennsylvania, United States
Jerry Allan Williams
Birth: December 4, 1940 28 22Pennsylvania, United States
Death: February 5, 1941Pennsylvania, United States

Blanche Viola Foster has 36 first cousins recorded