The Shemwell Family

Johnnie Wesley ReardenAge: 76 years19121989

Name
Johnnie Wesley Rearden
Given names
Johnnie Wesley
Surname
Rearden
Birth September 29, 1912 21 20
Birth of a sisterClara Fannie Rearden
December 14, 1913 (Age 14 months)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Wesley Rearden
October 30, 1916 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 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 4 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 5 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/
Birth of a brotherRoy Rearden
1919 (Age 6 years)
Census January 1920 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Lou Rearden
July 15, 1924 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterDorothy “Dot” Rearden
March 22, 1926 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 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 1930 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a sisterBetty Jo Rearden
June 30, 1930 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles William Rearden
September 16, 1932 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherClara Eugenia Cooksey
October 12, 1938 (Age 26 years)

Census April 4, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherMiles Clayton Machen
April 26, 1941 (Age 28 years)

Military
WW2 Draft
1942 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 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 37 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 paternal grandmotherMartha Frances “Fannie” Hunter
February 6, 1957 (Age 44 years)
Death of a brotherCharles William Rearden
May 31, 1959 (Age 46 years)
Death of a fatherWesley Hunter “Wessie” Rearden
February 28, 1972 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 33 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 motherIda Vocata Machen
September 17, 1978 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherRoy Rearden
November 1986 (Age 74 years)
Death February 4, 1989 (Age 76 years)
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Johnnie Wesley Rearden
Birth: September 29, 1912 21 20Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 4, 1989Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
14 months
younger sister
Clara Fannie Rearden
Birth: December 14, 1913 22 22Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: January 3, 2001
sister
Private
younger brother
Roy Rearden
Birth: 1919 27 27Ridge Grove, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: November 1986Lanett, Chambers, Alabama, United States
brother
Private
younger sister
Martha Lou Rearden
Birth: July 15, 1924 33 32Ridge Grove, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: May 3, 2016Auburn, Lee, Alabama, United States
20 months
younger sister
Dorothy “Dot” Rearden
Birth: March 22, 1926 35 34Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 26, 2011LaGrange, Troup, Georgia, United States
sister
Private
younger sister
Betty Jo Rearden
Birth: June 30, 1930 39 38Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: September 24, 2014Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, United States
2 years
younger brother
Charles William Rearden
Birth: September 16, 1932 41 40Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: May 31, 1959Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States
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Johnnie Wesley Rearden
Birth: September 29, 1912 21 20Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 4, 1989Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
wife
Hazel Sims
Birth: September 4, 1918Lanett, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: September 3, 2008Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
daughter
Private
son
Private
daughter
Private
daughter
Private

Johnnie Wesley Rearden has 10 first cousins recorded