The Shemwell Family

Joseph Leonard Melton MeltonAge: 74 years19071982

Name
Joseph Leonard Melton Melton
Given names
Joseph Leonard Melton
Surname
Melton
Birth August 9, 1907 39 36

MarriageMary Ruth View this family
unknown

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 9 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
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 10 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/
Death of a motherMary A Clark
January 12, 1929 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 22 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
Marriage of a parentLeonard Martin MeltonWillie Fossie ShemwellView this family
December 23, 1933 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 34 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 fatherLeonard Martin Melton
June 18, 1948 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 42 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 38 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 August 2, 1982 (Age 74 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Saint Louis Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
15 months
himself
Father’s family with Willie Fossie Shemwell - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: December 23, 1933
Family with Mary Ruth - View this family
himself
wife
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