The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” MayAge: 45 years19041949

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” May
Given names
Elizabeth Jane
Married name
Elizabeth Jane Swanson
Birth June 22, 1904 38 33
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Jane Frost
July 12, 1905 (Age 12 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 11 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 12 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 12 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 13 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 25 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 37 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 44 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 41 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 November 13, 1949 (Age 45 years)
Burial November 16, 1949 (3 days after death)
Last change April 21, 202201:03:22

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
elder sister
Roberta Lee May
Birth: January 18, 1897 31 26Rockwood, Roane, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 5, 1978Los Angeles, California, United States
6 years
elder 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
Elizabeth Jane “Betty” May
Birth: June 22, 1904 38 33Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, United States
Death: November 13, 1949Los Angeles, California, United States

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” May has 11 first cousins recorded