The Shemwell Family

John Robert “Buster” ClarkAge: 64 years19081973

Name
John Robert “Buster” Clark
Given names
John Robert
Surname
Clark
Nickname
Buster
Birth April 6, 1908
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 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 8 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 9 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 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
MarriageRuth Mineola “Dot” McMillanView this family
December 11, 1942 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Glenda Paulette Clark
September 5, 1946 (Age 38 years)
Death of a wifeRuth Mineola “Dot” McMillan
September 3, 1948 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 37 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 February 20, 1973 (Age 64 years)
Burial
Cemetery: McMillan Cemetery
Family with Ruth Mineola “Dot” McMillan - View this family
himself
John Robert “Buster” Clark
Birth: April 6, 1908Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 20, 1973Houston, Tennessee, United States
wife
Ruth Mineola “Dot” McMillan
Birth: August 20, 1914 51 43Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 3, 1948Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: December 11, 1942Houston, Tennessee, United States
4 years
daughter
Glenda Paulette Clark
Birth: September 5, 1946 38 32Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 5, 2009Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States

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