The Shemwell Family

Margaret Dey ShemwellAge: 82 years19091991

Name
Margaret Dey Shemwell
Given names
Margaret Dey
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Margaret Dey Lash
Birth January 28, 1909 32 23
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
February 21, 1916 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 6 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 7 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 8 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 20 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Sally Forrest Lash
October 1932 (Age 23 years)
Death of a fatherHarold Shemwell
January 4, 1936 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Catherine “Sallie” Borum
January 3, 1938 (Age 28 years)

Census May 28, 1940 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 32 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 40 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 motherSallie Borum Dey
May 1967 (Age 58 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 36 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 May 2, 1991 (Age 82 years)
Burial
Cemetery: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
Last change December 27, 201511:57:17

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Harold Shemwell
Birth: August 17, 1876 46 38Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1936Washington, District of Columbia, United States
mother
Marriage: November 27, 1907Norfolk, Virginia, United States
14 months
herself
Margaret Dey Shemwell
Birth: January 28, 1909 32 23Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Death: May 2, 1991Brevard, Florida, United States
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father
Harold Shemwell
Birth: August 17, 1876 46 38Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1936Washington, District of Columbia, United States
step-mother
Marriage: July 5, 1901St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States
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husband
Percy Hotspur Lash Jr.
Birth: May 28, 1907Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Death: March 15, 1995Brevard, Florida, United States
herself
Margaret Dey Shemwell
Birth: January 28, 1909 32 23Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Death: May 2, 1991Brevard, Florida, United States
daughter
Sally Forrest Lash
Birth: October 1932 25 23Ft Lewis, Washington, United States
Death: July 26, 2009Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States
son
Private
daughter
Private

Margaret Dey Shemwell has 14 first cousins recorded