Walter Shrum (1896 - 1971)

Walter Shrum
1896 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Walter Shrum was born on October 16, 1896. He died in February 1971 at age 74. We know that Walter Shrum had been residing in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska 68850.

Birth Date: Oct 1896
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Kelly, Carter, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son (Child)
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: William Shrum
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's name: Retta N L Shrum
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri

Household Members:
Name Age
William Shrum 39
Retta N L Shrum 23
David M Shrum 4
Walter F Shrum 3
Laura J Shrum 7/12

Name: Walter Franklin Shrum
Race: White
Birth Date: 16 Oct 1897
Street address: Restripe
Residence Place: Stone, Arkansas, USA
Physical Build: Medium
Height: Medium
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Relative: Adelpha Shrum

Name: Walter Shrum
Age: 22
Birth Year: abt 1898
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1920: Agate, Elbert, Colorado
Street: Villiage Of Agate Colorado
House Number: X
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Adelpha Shrum
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Laborer
Industry: Railroad
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Shrum Head M 22 Missouri
Adelpha Shrum Wife F 20 Indiana
Lulu Shrum Daughter F 1 Arkansas
William Shrum Son M 0 Colorado
he had two daughters
Gladys Marie Shrum b: 1923 in Colorado
Marie Elizabeth Shrum b: 26 May 1924 in Colorado
all the children were farmed out but last two daughters were Adopted
it is unknown if they ever saw their dad
Name: Walter Shrum
Birth Year: abt 1905
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son (Child)
Home in 1930: Temescal, Riverside, California

Street address: West 8th St
House Number in Cities or Towns: 604
Dwelling Number: 172
Family Number: 180
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Brick layer
Industry: House
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes

Household Members:
Name Age
William P Shrum 59
Loretta Shrum 53
Walter Shrum 25
Calvin Shrum 20
Ida Shrum 18
Daisy Shrum 16
Viola G Shrum 13
Ivan J Shrum 8

Walt Shrum and His Colorado Hillbillies is an actor, known for The Old Barn Dance (1938), The Desert Horseman (1946) and Land of Fighting Men (1938). along with his brother Cal Shrum

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Members have included Walt Shrum, Tex Williams, Spade Cooley (fiddle).

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Walter Shrum passed away in February 1971 at 74 years old. He was born on October 16, 1896. We are unaware of information about Walter's family or relationships. We know that Walter Shrum had been residing in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska 68850.
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In 1896, in the year that Walter Shrum was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1942, at the age of 46 years old, Walter was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1952, Walter was 56 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1964, he was 68 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1971, in the year of Walter Shrum's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Mar 3, 1887 - October 1962
May 7, 1933 - Nov 12, 1998
Aug 13, 1927 - Mar 28, 2004
Oct 20, 1906 - Oct 12, 1995
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