The Shemwell Family

John Virgil McElroyAge: 49 years19161966

Name
John Virgil McElroy
Given names
John Virgil
Surname
McElroy
Birth June 5, 1916 24 21
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a brotherGarner Fred McElroy
March 17, 1918 (Age 21 months)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 6 months)

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 18 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 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 maternal grandmotherRachel Case “Rachie” Janney
February 12, 1939 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherMary Julia Pulley
July 26, 1939 (Age 23 years)
Census April 3, 1940 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Edward McElroy
December 16, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Death of a sonJohn Edward McElroy
December 16, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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 paternal grandfatherJohn Forest McElroy
February 12, 1954 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Accute Heart Attack
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Virgil Pulley
December 6, 1959 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 January 13, 1966 (Age 49 years)
Burial January 17, 1966 (4 days after death)
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Mary Julia Pulley
Birth: March 3, 1895 23 23Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 26, 1939Houston, Tennessee, United States
himself
John Virgil McElroy
Birth: June 5, 1916 24 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 13, 1966Lincoln Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States
21 months
younger brother
Garner Fred McElroy
Birth: March 17, 1918 26 23
Death: November 24, 2005Wayne, Michigan, United States
sister
Private
sister
Private
Father’s family with Lillie Glover - View this family
father
step-mother
Lillie Glover
Birth: January 1, 1888Kentucky, United States
Death: April 6, 1971Houston, Tennessee, United States
Marriage:
Family with Lila Hagler - View this family
himself
John Virgil McElroy
Birth: June 5, 1916 24 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 13, 1966Lincoln Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States
wife
daughter
Private
son
John Edward McElroy
Birth: December 16, 1940 24 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 16, 1940Houston, Tennessee, United States
daughter
Private
son
Private

John Virgil McElroy has 12 first cousins recorded