The Shemwell Family

Roberta Lee MayAge: 81 years18971978

Roberta Lee May
Given names
Roberta Lee
Married name
Roberta Lee Hoover
Birth January 18, 1897 31 26
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 14 months)
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 brotherRaymond Gibson May
August 17, 1902 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Betty” May
June 22, 1904 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Jane Frost
July 12, 1905 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a maternal grandfatherPvt Jeremiah “Jerry” Gibson
March 20, 1917 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 19 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 20 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 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 44 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 fatherFrederick Richard May
July 31, 1948 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Betty” May
November 13, 1949 (Age 52 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Betty” May
November 16, 1949 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 52 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 motherAlice Lee Gibson
July 28, 1964 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 June 5, 1978 (Age 81 years)
Last change April 21, 202201:00:49

by: Brian Shemwell
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Alice Lee Gibson
Birth: November 17, 1870 26 38Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 28, 1964Los Angeles, California, United States
Marriage: January 30, 1896Cripple Creek, Fremont, Colorado, United States
1 year
Roberta Lee May
Birth: January 18, 1897 31 26Rockwood, Roane, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 5, 1978Los Angeles, California, United States
6 years
younger brother
Raymond Gibson May
Birth: August 17, 1902 36 31Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, United States
Death: June 29, 1987Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States
22 months
younger sister
Elizabeth Jane “Betty” May
Birth: June 22, 1904 38 33Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, United States
Death: November 13, 1949Los Angeles, California, United States

Roberta Lee May has 11 first cousins recorded