The Shemwell Family

Opal Ruth ArmstrongAge: 82 years19091992

Opal Ruth Armstrong
Given names
Opal Ruth
Birth November 21, 1909 25 30
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 6 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a fatherAlbert Howard Armstrong
March 8, 1917 (Age 7 years)
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 7 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 8 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 -
Marriage July 31, 1926 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnnie Elizabeth Holland
June 5, 1928 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Burton Armstrong
August 19, 1934 (Age 24 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 32 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 40 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 motherGertrude Frances Bell
May 5, 1954 (Age 44 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 36 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 of a sisterEmma Elizabeth Armstrong
February 13, 1985 (Age 75 years)
Death February 9, 1992 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Fort Logan National Cemetery
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Marriage: December 20, 1905McLean, Illinois, United States
Divorce: 1915
16 months
elder sister
Emma Elizabeth Armstrong
Birth: April 21, 1907 22 28McLean, Illinois, United States
Death: February 13, 1985Schuyler, Missouri, United States
3 years
Opal Ruth Armstrong
Birth: November 21, 1909 25 30DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: February 9, 1992Denver, Colorado, United States

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