The Shemwell Family

Mary Frances FinleyAge: 63 years19161979

Mary Frances Finley
Given names
Mary Frances
Married name
Mary Frances Travis
Birth 1916 24 24
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Polio Epidemic

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 12 months)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 2 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 -
Birth of a sisterAnna Mae Finley
November 3, 1919 (Age 3 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherHenry Harold “Hal” Finley
October 9, 1933 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Ellen “Sadie” McConnell
January 13, 1941 (Age 25 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 34 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 motherCora Mamie “Mamie” Ferguson
July 12, 1965 (Age 49 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 30 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 January 1979 (Age 63 years)
Cemetery: Roseland Park Cemetery
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elder brother
Harry Ernest Finley
Birth: April 5, 1913 21 21Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 13, 1995Clinton, Macomb, Michigan, United States
4 years
Mary Frances Finley
Birth: 1916 24 24Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 1979Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
4 years
younger sister
Anna Mae Finley
Birth: November 3, 1919 28 28Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 12, 2006Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States

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