The Shemwell Family

Ruth BurnettAge: 88 years18951983

Ruth Burnett
Given names
Married name
Ruth Arnett
Birth May 26, 1895 26 27

Birth of a sisterVera Ann Burnett
February 25, 1898 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
February 27, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Census June 22, 1900 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Edward Burnett
September 19, 1900 (Age 5 years)

Note: or September 21, 1900
Birth of a sisterGrace “Gracie” Burnett
June 28, 1904 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 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 21 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 22 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 34 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherJames Paschal Burnett
November 20, 1929 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Ophila Burnett
April 24, 1931 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherSusanna Melissa Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
October 18, 1942 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 46 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 54 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 brotherWilliam Edward Burnett
June 9, 1959 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterGrace “Gracie” Burnett
September 16, 1962 (Age 67 years)
Burial of a sisterGrace “Gracie” Burnett
September 18, 1962 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Spence Chapel Cemetery
Death of a sisterNora Alice Burnett
March 4, 1968 (Age 72 years)

Note: or March 14, 1968
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 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 July 23, 1983 (Age 88 years)
Note: or July 24
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Marriage: August 29, 1890Graves, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
2 years
3 years
younger sister
Vera Ann Burnett
Birth: February 25, 1898 29 29Kentucky, United States
Death: April 1, 1997Graves, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
William Edward Burnett
Birth: September 19, 1900 32 32
Death: June 9, 1959Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Grace “Gracie” Burnett
Birth: June 28, 1904 36 36
Death: September 16, 1962Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
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James Paschal Arnett
Birth: January 26, 1891Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 1, 1984Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States

Ruth Burnett has 26 first cousins recorded