The Shemwell Family

Roscoe SimmonsAge: 72 years19041977

Name
Roscoe Simmons
Given names
Roscoe
Surname
Simmons
Birth July 17, 1904 63 35

Death of a motherAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 5 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam Henry Harrison Simmons
November 15, 1916 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a maternal grandmotherMildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong
February 16, 1917 (Age 12 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 12 years)

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 13 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 25 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 half-brotherSephus Mansfield Simmons
July 14, 1942 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 37 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
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Samuel Simmons
December 3, 1949 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 45 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 41 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 April 15, 1977 (Age 72 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Green Hill Memorial Gardens
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1902
1 year
elder sister
18 months
himself
Roscoe Simmons
Birth: July 17, 1904 63 35
Death: April 15, 1977Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Susan Armstrong - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-brother
Sephus Mansfield Simmons
Birth: September 4, 1870 29Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1942McCracken, Kentucky, United States
1 year
half-brother
William Samuel Simmons
Birth: September 19, 1871 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 3, 1949Graves, Kentucky, United States

Roscoe Simmons has 16 first cousins recorded