The Shemwell Family

Opha Elizabeth ShamelAge: 84 years19172002

Opha Elizabeth Shamel
Given names
Opha Elizabeth
Married name
Opha Elizabeth Fike
Birth March 10, 1917 33 20
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
1918 (Age 9 months)

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 -
Census January 3, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterPhyllis Mae Shamel
February 14, 1921 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas William Shamel
June 28, 1923 (Age 6 years)
Address: Near Competition
Birth of a sisterAlice Lucille Shamel
March 10, 1924 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 16, 1930 (Age 13 years)
Census April 27, 1940 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1Dennis Leon “Denny” Fike
July 27, 1945 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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 -
Birth of a son
#2Randall Stephen Fike
August 10, 1948 (Age 31 years)
Census April 25, 1950 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherNelson VanBuren Shamel
April 10, 1951 (Age 34 years)
Cause: Auto accident
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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 motherOra Agnes Hough
April 15, 1968 (Age 51 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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. -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Kelcey Renae Fike
March 26, 1987 (Age 70 years)
Death of a husbandClaud Dennis Fike
June 10, 1994 (Age 77 years)
Death March 3, 2002 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Mountain View Cemetery
Last change April 9, 202314:29:51

by: Barry Shemwell
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Nelson VanBuren Shamel
Birth: January 1, 1884 34 23Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: April 10, 1951Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Marriage: December 23, 1914Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
2 years
Opha Elizabeth Shamel
Birth: March 10, 1917 33 20Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: March 3, 2002Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming, United States
4 years
younger sister
Phyllis Mae Shamel
Birth: February 14, 1921 37 24Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: July 27, 2011Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger sister
Alice Lucille Shamel
Birth: March 10, 1924 40 27Missouri, United States
Death: May 6, 2005Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States
Family with Claud Dennis Fike - View this family
Claud Dennis Fike
Birth: March 24, 1908Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: June 10, 1994Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming, United States
Opha Elizabeth Shamel
Birth: March 10, 1917 33 20Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: March 3, 2002Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming, United States
Dennis Leon “Denny” Fike
Birth: July 27, 1945 37 28Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming, United States
Death: February 24, 2019Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming, United States
3 years
Randall Stephen FikeRandall Stephen Fike
Birth: August 10, 1948 40 31Monroe, Adams, Wisconsin, United States
Death: June 23, 2017Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

Opha Elizabeth Shamel has 15 first cousins recorded