The Shemwell Family

Mildred F “Millie” EllisAge: 86 years18581944

Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Given names
Mildred F
Birth November 1, 1858 33 23
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 10, 1860 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a brotherBeverly Belmont Ellis
October 17, 1863 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 years)

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 -
Birth of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 15, 1865 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 8 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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 -
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 58 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 59 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 -
Death of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 60 years)
Cause: hemiplegia
Burial of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census February 5, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 10, 1928 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
1938 (Age 79 years)
Address: 2602 Autumn
Burial of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
April 4, 1938 (Age 79 years)
Address: Plot: Section B Single (West part of Section B)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherBeverly Belmont Ellis
December 12, 1944 (Age 86 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of the throat
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 83 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 -
Death December 17, 1944 (Age 86 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 22, 201717:37:35

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: January 6, 1849Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Margaret Ellis
Birth: estimated 1850 24 15Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
4 years
Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Birth: November 1, 1858 33 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 17, 1944Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger brother
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

Mildred F “Millie” Ellis has 13 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Robert L. Ellis - Household

9th Dist. Shelby, Tennessee, USA

Robt Ellis35MWFarmerVA
Mary E. Ellis25FWTN
Margaret Ellis10FWTN
John T. Ellis9MWTN
Charles V. Ellis7MWTN
Robert Ellis5MWTN
Mildred Ellis1FWTN
Lucy C. Ellis63FWVA
C. A. Ellis21FWTN
P. S. Ellis38MWFarmerVA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Robtert L. Ellis - Household

District No. 9

Ellis, Robert Sr.45MWFarmerVA
Ellis, Mary C35FWTN
Ellis, John T19MWTN
Ellis, Charlie V17MWTN
Ellis, Robert Le15MWTN
Ellis, Millie11FWTN
Ellis, Beverly9MWTN
Ellis, Edgar5MWTN
Ellis, Willie3MWTN
Ellis, Clara V7mFWTN
Ellis, Lucy C72FWTN
Ellis, Columbia28FWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Martha E. Crouch - Household

Civil District 9 Shelby, Tennessee, USA

M. E. WF51headWdFarmerVAVAVA
Joseph C. EllisWM24sonS-FarmingTNVAVA
John P. EllisWM21sonS-TNVAVA
Millie EllisWF21boarderS-TNVAVA
Emma CatoWF15boarderS-TNNCTN

Notes: More Ellis's on same page. Wm. next door

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Edgar DeWitt Ellis - Household

Dexter & Bartlett Road Shelby, Tennessee

Ellis, DeWittheadWMSep186534M10TNVATNFarmer
Ellis, Sallie BwifeWFMay186535M1022TNTNTN
Ellis, RobbiedaughterWFApr18946STNTNTN
Ellis, CareydaughterWFAug18954STNTNTN
Ellis, Millie Felder sisterWFNov185841STNVATN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Charles Henry Schwam Sr. - Household

Somerville Road Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee

Schwam, Charles HheadMW36MMSMSTNMerchantGen. Merchandise
Schwam, Carey EwifeFW34MTNTNTN
Schwam, Chrlie HsonMW14STNMSTN
Prescott, Robbie Esister in lawFW35STNTNTNTeacherCity School
Ellis, MillieauntFW70STNTNTN
Johnson, MabelServantF?21STNTNTNServantPrivate home