The Shemwell Family

Martha Lou ReardenAge: 91 years19242016

Martha Lou Rearden
Given names
Martha Lou
Married name
Martha Lou Billingsley
Birth July 15, 1924 33 32
Birth of a sisterDorothy “Dot” Rearden
March 22, 1926 (Age 20 months)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 5 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1930 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterBetty Jo Rearden
June 30, 1930 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles William Rearden
September 16, 1932 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherClara Eugenia Cooksey
October 12, 1938 (Age 14 years)

Census April 1, 1940 (Age 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherMiles Clayton Machen
April 26, 1941 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a son
#1Alvin Richard Billingsley
October 4, 1942 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 17 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 -
Birth of a son
#2Randall Steve “Duck” Billingsley
March 19, 1946 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha Brenda Billingsley
March 10, 1947 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 25 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 paternal grandmotherMartha Frances “Fannie” Hunter
February 6, 1957 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherCharles William Rearden
May 31, 1959 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Randall Van Billingsley
April 13, 1969 (Age 44 years)
Death of a fatherWesley Hunter “Wessie” Rearden
February 28, 1972 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 21 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 motherIda Vocata Machen
September 17, 1978 (Age 54 years)
Death of a brotherRoy Rearden
November 1986 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherJohnnie Wesley Rearden
February 4, 1989 (Age 64 years)
Death of a husbandAlvin Owie Billingsley
May 28, 1997 (Age 72 years)
Note: Veterans Hospital
Death of a sisterClara Fannie Rearden
January 3, 2001 (Age 76 years)

Death of a sisterDorothy “Dot” Rearden
February 26, 2011 (Age 86 years)
Death of a sisterBetty Jo Rearden
September 24, 2014 (Age 90 years)
Death of a daughterMartha Brenda Billingsley
October 2, 2014 (Age 90 years)
Death May 3, 2016 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery: Fairfax Cemetery
Last change January 5, 201910:35:12

by: Barry Shemwell
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elder brother
Johnnie Wesley Rearden
Birth: September 29, 1912 21 20Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 4, 1989Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
14 months
elder sister
Clara Fannie Rearden
Birth: December 14, 1913 22 22Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: January 3, 2001
elder brother
Roy Rearden
Birth: 1919 27 27Ridge Grove, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: November 1986Lanett, Chambers, Alabama, United States
20 months
younger sister
Dorothy “Dot” Rearden
Birth: March 22, 1926 35 34Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 26, 2011LaGrange, Troup, Georgia, United States
younger sister
Betty Jo Rearden
Birth: June 30, 1930 39 38Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: September 24, 2014Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, United States
2 years
younger brother
Charles William Rearden
Birth: September 16, 1932 41 40Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: May 31, 1959Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States
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Alvin Richard Billingsley
Birth: October 4, 1942 21 18Valley, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: August 4, 2019Valley, Chambers, Alabama, United States
3 years
Randall Steve “Duck” Billingsley
Birth: March 19, 1946 24 21Oxford, Calhoun, Alabama, United States
Death: November 28, 2016Lanett, Chambers, Alabama, United States
1 year
Martha Brenda Billingsley
Birth: March 10, 1947 25 22West Point, Harris, Georgia, United States
Death: October 2, 2014Auburn, Lee, Alabama, United States

Martha Lou Rearden has 10 first cousins recorded