The Shemwell Family

Margaret Dey ShemwellAge: 82 years19091991

Margaret Dey Shemwell
Given names
Margaret Dey
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)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 6 years)

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 7 years)

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 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 -
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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 -
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)
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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 -
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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 -
Death of a motherSallie Borum Dey
May 1967 (Age 58 years)

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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. -
Death May 2, 1991 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
Last change December 27, 201511:57:17

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: November 27, 1907Norfolk, Virginia, United States
14 months
Father’s family with Ella May Doyle - View this family
Marriage: July 5, 1901St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States
Family with Percy Hotspur Lash Jr. - View this family
Sally Forrest Lash
Birth: October 1932 25 23Ft Lewis, Washington, United States
Death: July 26, 2009Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States

Margaret Dey Shemwell has 14 first cousins recorded