The Shemwell Family

Walter Richard Hester1878

Walter Richard Hester
Given names
Walter Richard
Birth July 2, 1878 36 28

MarriageEva Victory DefoorView this family

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 23 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 19 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 -
MarriageMattie HamakerView this family
March 16, 1902 (Age 23 years)
MarriageMyra Irene View this family
July 3, 1906 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Martin Hester
July 5, 1910 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
WWI Draft
September 12, 1917 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 38 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 39 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 51 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherSamuel Buford Hester
September 13, 1932 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 63 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 71 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 half-brotherWilliam Martin Hester
February 20, 1974 (Age 95 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 67 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. -

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 24, 1867Henderson, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
4 years
Father’s family with Ida B Loveless - View this family
Ida B Loveless
Birth: January 21, 1881Greenbrier, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 8, 1954Midland, Midland, Texas, United States
William Martin Hester
Birth: July 5, 1910 68 29Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 20, 1974Midland, Texas, United States
Family with Eva Victory Defoor - View this family
Family with Mattie Hamaker - View this family
Marriage: March 16, 1902Bradley, Arkansas, United States
Family with Myra Irene - View this family
Marriage: July 3, 1906Bradley, Arkansas, United States

Walter Richard Hester has 15 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel B Hester Jr. - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

Sam HesterWM38headMFarmerKYVATN
Amanda HesterWF30wifeMKeeping HouseMSVAVA
Mary HesterWF9daughterSAKKYMS
Alice HesterWF5daughterSKYKYMS
Walter HesterWM2sonMKYKYMS

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