The Shemwell Family

Robert LathamAge: 77 years18821960

Robert Latham
Given names
Birth November 2, 1882

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 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 daughter
#1Vera Latham
July 25, 1906 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Ernest Latham
January 31, 1909 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Iva Latham
January 31, 1909 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 33 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 34 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 35 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
#4Ocus Latham
May 11, 1924 (Age 41 years)

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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 46 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 59 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 wifeNettie Edwards
July 4, 1948 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 67 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 63 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 26, 1960 (Age 77 years)
Family with Nettie Edwards - View this family
Vera Latham
Birth: July 25, 1906 23 22Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Ernest Latham
Birth: January 31, 1909 26 25Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 20, 1993
Iva Latham
Birth: January 31, 1909 26 25Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 8, 1987Kentucky, United States
Ocus Latham
Birth: May 11, 1924 41 40
Death: July 13, 1985Evansville, Gibson, Indiana, United States

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