The Shemwell Family

William B SchirmAge: 75 years18711946

William B Schirm
Given names
William B
Birth November 21, 1871
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 6 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 26 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 -
MarriageBessie BarnettView this family
December 30, 1908 (Age 37 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 44 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 45 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 46 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 -
Census February 26, 1920 (Age 48 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 57 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 70 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 74 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 December 26, 1946 (Age 75 years)
William Schirm Obituary
December 27, 1946 (1 day after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Shaffer Cemetery
Last change September 27, 202217:09:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Bessie Barnett - View this family
William B Schirm
Birth: November 21, 1871Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: December 26, 1946Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States
Bessie Barnett
Birth: May 16, 1880 42 38Indiana, United States
Death: February 3, 1977Indiana, United States
Marriage: December 30, 1908Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States

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