The Shemwell Family

John Martis BillingsleyAge: 82 years19161998

Name
John Martis Billingsley
Given names
John Martis
Surname
Billingsley
Birth February 5, 1916 44 40
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

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 brotherSam Nealy Billingsley
March 11, 1918 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 10 months)

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 22 months)

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 15, 1920 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherAlvin Owie Billingsley
May 28, 1921 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census May 6, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Martis Billingsley Jr.
1942 (Age 25 years)

Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a fatherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
March 27, 1950 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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 sisterElizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Billingsley
June 7, 1955 (Age 39 years)
Death of a brotherMajor Earl Billingsley
June 1, 1961 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sonJohn Martis Billingsley Jr.
1966 (Age 49 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Dewey Billingsley
February 1968 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherColonel Henry Billingsley
July 11, 1970 (Age 54 years)
Death of a brotherDoc Edward Billingsley
February 9, 1972 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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 of a brotherMiles Dave Billingsley
May 3, 1982 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherMearl F Billingsley
November 1, 1989 (Age 73 years)
Death of a sisterBonnie Lee Billingsley
July 19, 1991 (Age 75 years)
Death of a wifeRuby Jo Dutton
June 16, 1993 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherAlvin Owie Billingsley
May 28, 1997 (Age 81 years)
Address: Veterans Hospital
Death April 29, 1998 (Age 82 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Perris Valley Cemetery
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father
mother
Marriage: about August 1890
9 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
Major Earl Billingsley
Birth: October 14, 1893 21 18Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: June 1, 1961Los Angeles, California, United States
4 years
elder brother
Mearl F Billingsley
Birth: June 1897 25 21Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: November 1, 1989Floyd, Georgia, United States
3 years
elder brother
George Dewey Billingsley
Birth: April 18, 1900 28 24Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: February 1968Cobb, Georgia, United States
3 years
elder brother
Miles Dave Billingsley
Birth: September 22, 1903 31 27Georgia, United States
Death: May 3, 1982Troup, Georgia, United States
3 years
elder sister
Elizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Billingsley
Birth: October 24, 1906 34 31Alabama, United States
Death: June 7, 1955Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
elder sister
Bonnie Lee Billingsley
Birth: March 15, 1910 38 34Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: July 19, 1991Inyo, California, United States
3 years
elder brother
Doc Edward Billingsley
Birth: March 10, 1913 41 37Cedar Town, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: February 9, 1972Chambers, Alabama, United States
3 years
himself
John Martis Billingsley
Birth: February 5, 1916 44 40Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: April 29, 1998Riverside, California, United States
2 years
younger brother
Sam Nealy Billingsley
Birth: March 11, 1918 46 42Bauxite, Saline, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 30, 1998Troup, Georgia, United States
3 years
younger brother
Alvin Owie Billingsley
Birth: May 28, 1921 49 45Bauxite, Saline, Arkansas, United States
Death: May 28, 1997Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, United States
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himself
John Martis Billingsley
Birth: February 5, 1916 44 40Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: April 29, 1998Riverside, California, United States
wife
son
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John Martis Billingsley has 4 first cousins recorded