The Shemwell Family

Walter KosterAge: 59 years19101969

Name
Walter Koster
Given names
Walter
Surname
Koster
Birth 1910
MarriageElbera A CaseyView this family
unknown

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 19 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 10, 1940 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 31 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
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 October 29, 1969 (Age 59 years)
Last change December 31, 201515:41:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Elbera A Casey - View this family
himself
Walter Koster
Birth: 1910Indiana, United States
Death: October 29, 1969Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
wife
Marriage:
Loyce Alpha Shemwell + Elbera A Casey - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: estimated 1925Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
Divorce: before 1932
23 months
step-son
Clarence Loyce Shemwell
Birth: December 4, 1926 17 20Knight, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
Death: July 31, 2000Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

No family available

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Walter Koster - Household

Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
Walter KosterheadMW30INAssembly manAuto Mfgr.
Elbera A CaseywifeFW33IN
Clarence L Shemwellstep sonMW13IN
Louis GreennephewMW15IN
Matilda Caseymother in lawFW62IN

Notes: Oak Hill Rd. RR3