The Shemwell Family

Buna Vista WaggonerAge: 85 years18821967

Name
Buna Vista Waggoner
Given names
Buna Vista
Surname
Waggoner
Married name
Buna Vista McElroy
Birth 1882

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#1Theodore Lee McElroy
1906 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Lucille Ruth McElroy
1910 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#3George Edward McElroy
1912 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Lela Lorene McElroy
1914 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#5Charles David McElroy
1917 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 35 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 36 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/
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 47 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
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sonCharles David McElroy
1942 (Age 60 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 59 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 68 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
Death of a husbandJohn Forest McElroy
February 12, 1954 (Age 72 years)
Cause: Accute Heart Attack
Death of a sonGeorge Edward McElroy
1961 (Age 79 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 64 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 1967 (Age 85 years)

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by: Barry Shemwell
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John Forest McElroy + Willie Ann Bramlett - View this family
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Marriage: before 1889
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Grace Thomas McElroy
Birth: January 19, 1903 36 29Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1978Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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