The Shemwell Family

Beverly Belmont EllisAge: 81 years18631944

Name
Beverly Belmont Ellis
Given names
Beverly Belmont
Surname
Ellis
Birth October 17, 1863 38 28
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 15, 1865 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 3 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 5 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 6 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 14 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 34 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageRosella “Rose” BlackView this family
December 9, 1909 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 52 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 53 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 54 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/
Death of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 55 years)
Cause: hemiplegia
Burial of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 10, 1928 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 65 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 3, 1930 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
1938 (Age 74 years)
Address: 2602 Autumn


Burial of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
April 4, 1938 (Age 74 years)
Address: Plot: Section B Single (West part of Section B)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 78 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
Death December 12, 1944 (Age 81 years)
Cause of death: Carcinoma of the throat
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Identification number
LYVK-36R

Last change December 22, 201712:36:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 6, 1849Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Margaret Ellis
Birth: estimated 1850 24 15Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death:
16 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Birth: November 1, 1858 33 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 17, 1944Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
himself
Beverly Belmont Ellis
Birth: October 17, 1863 38 28Tennessee, United States
Death: December 12, 1944Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
23 months
younger brother
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Family with Rosella “Rose” Black - View this family
himself
Beverly Belmont Ellis
Birth: October 17, 1863 38 28Tennessee, United States
Death: December 12, 1944Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
wife
Rose BlackRosella “Rose” Black
Birth: October 16, 1870Tennessee, United States
Death: June 11, 1956Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: December 9, 1909Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Beverly Belmont Ellis has 13 first cousins recorded