The Shemwell Family

Mary Fredonia PurdyAge: 81 years18791961

Mary Fredonia Purdy
Given names
Mary Fredonia
Married name
Mary Fredonia Frost
Birth September 28, 1879
MarriageWalter Snow “Jack” FrostView this family
January 24, 1897 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1Homer Snow Frost
September 27, 1897 (Age 17 years)
Death of a sonHomer Snow Frost
September 27, 1897 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 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
#2William H Frost
January 12, 1900 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sonWilliam H Frost
October 2, 1912 (Age 33 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 -
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 son
#3Roy Snow Frost
March 9, 1920 (Age 40 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 -
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 husbandWalter Snow “Jack” Frost
April 13, 1948 (Age 68 years)
Burial of a husbandWalter Snow “Jack” Frost
April 14, 1948 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Settlement Cemetery
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 -
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. -
Adoption of a sonRoy Snow Frost

Adoption: Adopted by both parents
Death February 24, 1961 (Age 81 years)
Burial February 26, 1961 (2 days after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Beaver Pioneer Cemetery
Last change April 21, 202223:46:51

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Walter Snow “Jack” Frost - View this family
Walter Snow “Jack” Frost
Birth: May 25, 1874 35 34Washburn, Barry, Missouri, United States
Death: April 13, 1948Shirley, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States
Mary Fredonia Purdy
Birth: September 28, 1879Moniteau, Missouri, United States
Death: February 24, 1961Buffalo, Harper, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: January 24, 1897Granby, Newton, Missouri, United States
8 months
Homer Snow Frost
Birth: September 27, 1897 23 17Granby, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: September 27, 1897Granby, Newton, Missouri, United States
2 years
William H Frost
Birth: January 12, 1900 25 20Missouri, United States
Death: October 2, 1912Jacksboro, Jack, Texas, United States
20 years
Roy Snow Frost
Birth: March 9, 1920 45 40Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
Death: May 9, 2020Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States

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