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Pearl ShortAge: 98 years19172015

Name
Pearl Short
Given names
Pearl
Surname
Short
Married name
Pearl Murphy
Birth September 18, 1917
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

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 3 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/
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 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 18, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Delois “Lois” Murphy
January 25, 1941 (Age 23 years)

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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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
#2Margaret Murphy
February 27, 1949 (Age 31 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 32 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 husbandErnest Pless Murphy
February 20, 1971 (Age 53 years)
Death of a daughterMargaret Murphy
January 15, 1974 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 28 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 daughterDelois “Lois” Murphy
July 13, 2010 (Age 92 years)
Death October 13, 2015 (Age 98 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Maple Hill Cemetery
Last change May 26, 201811:44:18

by: Barry Shemwell
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Pearl Short
Birth: September 18, 1917Harlan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 13, 2015Princeton, Gibson, Indiana, United States
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Ernest Pless Murphy
Birth: June 10, 1898 28 25Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 20, 1971St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Pearl Short
Birth: September 18, 1917Harlan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 13, 2015Princeton, Gibson, Indiana, United States
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Margaret Murphy
Birth: February 27, 1949 50 31West Virginia, United States
Death: January 15, 1974Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

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