The Shemwell Family

William Samuel FrenchAge: 77 years18951972

Name
William Samuel French
Given names
William Samuel
Surname
French
Birth September 14, 1895 48 38
MarriageGertrude W VanrootselaarView this family
unknown

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a maternal grandmotherVirlinda Nelson
October 22, 1906 (Age 11 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a fatherSamuel French
March 9, 1926 (Age 30 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sisterLula Leota French
June 28, 1930 (Age 34 years)
Death of a motherNancy Verlinda Shamel
March 2, 1934 (Age 38 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Death of a brotherRoy Thomas French
January 10, 1945 (Age 49 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a brotherRobert A French
March 21, 1947 (Age 51 years)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a sisterDora Dell French
September 1, 1955 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of colon
Burial of a sisterDora Dell French
September 4, 1955 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery: McBride Cemetery
Death of a brotherHarry Clifford French
June 4, 1956 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherAbijah Lee “Bige” French
October 27, 1960 (Age 65 years)

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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death September 20, 1972 (Age 77 years)

Burial
Cemetery: Competition Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 5, 1875Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Lula Leota French
Birth: August 9, 1879 32 21Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: June 28, 1930Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Harry Clifford French
Birth: June 1889 42 31
Death: June 4, 1956Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder sister
Dora Dell French
Birth: October 9, 1892 45 35Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: September 1, 1955Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
himself
William Samuel French
Birth: September 14, 1895 48 38Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States
Death: September 20, 1972
Family with Gertrude W Vanrootselaar - View this family
himself
William Samuel French
Birth: September 14, 1895 48 38Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States
Death: September 20, 1972
wife
Gertrude W Vanrootselaar
Birth: June 24, 1896Otley, Marion, Iowa, United States
Death: August 30, 1987Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Marriage:

William Samuel French has 41 first cousins recorded