The Shemwell Family

Virginia Gayle BradyAge: 91 years18911983

Virginia Gayle Brady
Given names
Virginia Gayle
Married name
Virginia Gayle Downer
Birth November 24, 1891 22 20
Birth of a sisterBertha Brady
March 1892 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a brotherAndrew Lewis Brady
May 15, 1895 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 6 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 sisterEdna Lee “Betty” Brady
July 6, 1902 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Jane Gayle
November 15, 1902 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Morton Shemwell
July 29, 1904 (Age 12 years)
Marriage of a parentJames Harvey LuceLouella “Lula” Carrie ShemwellView this family
May 3, 1915 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 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 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 -
Death of a motherLouella “Lula” Carrie Shemwell
January 15, 1922 (Age 30 years)
Cause: Cancer
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 37 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherGeorge William Brady
July 5, 1934 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Suicide
MarriageAlexander Chambers DownerView this family
February 16, 1937 (Age 45 years)
Death of a brotherAndrew Lewis Brady
March 1, 1942 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 58 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 husbandAlexander Chambers Downer
1964 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterEdna Lee “Betty” Brady
December 20, 1967 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 54 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 April 5, 1983 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Last change July 29, 201915:37:29

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1890
23 months
Virginia Gayle Brady
Birth: November 24, 1891 22 20Missouri, United States
Death: April 5, 1983Los Angeles, California, United States
4 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Andrew Lewis Brady
Birth: May 15, 1895 26 23Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: March 1, 1942Dumfries, Prince William, Virginia, United States
7 years
younger sister
Edna Lee “Betty” Brady
Birth: July 6, 1902 33 30Nebraska, United States
Death: December 20, 1967Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Mother’s family with Charles Williams - View this family
Marriage: May 25, 1889Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Mother’s family with James Harvey Luce - View this family
Marriage: May 3, 1915Jackson, Missouri, United States
Family with Alexander Chambers Downer - View this family
Alexander Chambers Downer
Birth: April 21, 1879Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1964Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Virginia Gayle Brady
Birth: November 24, 1891 22 20Missouri, United States
Death: April 5, 1983Los Angeles, California, United States
Marriage: February 16, 1937Los Angeles, California, United States

Virginia Gayle Brady has 37 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (37)

Parents William David Shemwell + Lucy Elizabeth Platt
2Ida Mae Shemwell18691959
10Infant Shemwell18871887
Parents Alexander Taylor Shemwell + Melvina Pamelia Thompson
1Gertrude Shemwell18901908
2Alta M Shemwell18921996
4Ruth Shemwell18961969
Parents John William Shemwell + Madora Cramer
Parents Sylvester Penic Shemwell + Eva Ann Cramer
Parents William Nicholas McMahan + Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
4Annie McMahan18911900
Parents Ishamel Higdon Whitlow + Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
1Flora Dell Whitlow18801959
2Nellie Whitlow18821902
5Nettie Whitlow18891927
6Orpha Whitlow18921901
7Henry Clay Whitlow18941972
8John Whitlow18981983
Parents James Finley Burris + Mary Louisa Shemwell
2Dorval Burris18851963
3Ora Raymond Burris18871954
4Etta Lee Burris18911979