The Shemwell Family

Richard Thomas GibsonAge: 61 years19051966

Richard Thomas Gibson
Given names
Richard Thomas
Birth February 3, 1905 35 28
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Jane Frost
July 12, 1905 (Age 5 months)
Birth of a brotherThomas Young Gibson Jr.
September 2, 1906 (Age 18 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a paternal grandfatherPvt Jeremiah “Jerry” Gibson
March 20, 1917 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 11 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 12 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 -
Death of a motherOvie Winter Davis
October 16, 1928 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 24 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 36 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 fatherThomas Young Gibson Sr.
June 10, 1950 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 44 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 40 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 August 19, 1966 (Age 61 years)
Burial August 21, 1966 (2 days after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery
Last change April 21, 202200:54:07

by: Brian Shemwell
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Thomas Young Gibson Sr.
Birth: February 4, 1869 24 36Rockwood, Roane, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 10, 1950Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Ovie Winter Davis
Birth: July 23, 1876Tennessee, United States
Death: October 16, 1928Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: May 18, 1904Wilson, Tennessee, United States
9 months
Richard Thomas Gibson
Birth: February 3, 1905 35 28Old Hickory, Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 19, 1966Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
19 months
younger brother
Thomas Young Gibson Jr.
Birth: September 2, 1906 37 30Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 6, 1986Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States

Richard Thomas Gibson has 12 first cousins recorded