The Shemwell Family

Evalena Lena HigginsAge: 68 years18811949

Evalena Lena Higgins
Given names
Evalena Lena
Married name
Evalena Lena Gilliam
Birth August 16, 1881
MarriageDallas Vanmeter GilliamView this family
about 1897 (Age 15 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Zula Gilliam
February 22, 1901 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2Bertice Austin Gilliam
January 10, 1903 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3Melvin Ralston Gilliam
September 30, 1906 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4Walker Gilliam
May 22, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sonWalker Gilliam
May 25, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Earl Gilliam
February 2, 1911 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonEarl Gilliam
February 4, 1911 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Beulah Larell Gilliam
February 22, 1913 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Alta Mae Gilliam
October 6, 1914 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#8William Dallas Gilliam
September 7, 1917 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 35 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 36 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 -
Birth of a son
#9James Franklin Gilliam
June 22, 1919 (Age 37 years)
Census January 12, 1920 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Gilliam Francis
November 28, 1928 (Age 47 years)
Death of a grandsonGilliam Francis
November 28, 1928 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Eva Beth Francis
June 9, 1929 (Age 47 years)
Death of a granddaughterEva Beth Francis
June 10, 1929 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 48 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Rowelia Francis
October 14, 1931 (Age 50 years)
Death of a granddaughterRowelia Francis
before 1940 (Age 58 years)
Note: Rowelia is not in the 1940 Census, presumed death. -b
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 60 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 of a husbandDallas Vanmeter Gilliam
December 11, 1948 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 64 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. -
Death September 17, 1949 (Age 68 years)
Cause of death: Colon Cancer
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Identification number

Last change July 7, 202011:43:05

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Dallas Vanmeter Gilliam - View this family
Marriage: about 1897
4 years
Zula Gilliam
Birth: February 22, 1901 26 19Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 16, 1967Warren, Kentucky, United States
23 months
Bertice Austin Gilliam
Birth: January 10, 1903 28 21Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 30, 1964Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Melvin Ralston Gilliam
Birth: September 30, 1906 32 25Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 1, 1964Logan, Kentucky, United States
20 months
Walker Gilliam
Birth: May 22, 1908 33 26Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 25, 1908Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Earl Gilliam
Birth: February 2, 1911 36 29Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 4, 1911Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Beulah Larell Gilliam
Birth: February 22, 1913 38 31Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 9, 2008Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
19 months
Alta Mae Gilliam
Birth: October 6, 1914 40 33Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 6, 2008Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
3 years
William Dallas Gilliam
Birth: September 7, 1917 43 36Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 13, 2012Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
21 months
James Franklin Gilliam
Birth: June 22, 1919 44 37Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 30, 1992Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States

No family available

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Lafayette Gilliam Sr. - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Gilliam, James LheadMW64Wd38KYTNKYFarmerOwn farm
Gilliam, William BsonMW37SKYKYKYFlagman
Gilliam, Dallas VsonMW35M1KYKYKYFarmerOwn farm
Gilliam, James LsonMW24WdKYKYKYFarmerOwn farm
Gilliam, Nannie CdaughterFW22SKYKYKY
Gilliam, Evilenadaughter in lawFW27M143KYKYKY
Gilliam, Julie Lgrand daughterFW8KYKYKY
Gilliam, Bertiegrand daughterFW7KYKYKY
Gilliam, Melvin Dgrand sonMW3KYKYKY

Arrow from Dallas to Evelina

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dallas V Gilliam - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Gilliam, DallasheadMW46MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Gilliam, EvawifeFW37MKYKYKY
Gilliam, ZuladaughterFW18SKYKYKY
Gilliam, BerticedaughterFW16SKYKYKYLaborerHome farm
Gilliam, MelvinsonMW13SKYKYKYLaborerHome farm
Gilliam, BeulahdaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Gilliam, Alta MdaughterFW5SKYKYKY
Gilliam, William DsonMW2-5mSKYKYKY
Gilliam, James FsonMW7mSKYKYKY

Next door to his father & brother -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Dallas V Gilliam - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Gilliam, Dallas VheadMW56M22KYKYKYAssistant PostmasterCivil Service
Gilliam, EvalenawifeFW49M15KYKYKY
Gilliam, Beatrice AdaughterFW26SKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Gilliam, Melvin RsonMW22SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Gilliam, Beulah LdaughterFW17SKYKYKY
Gilliam, Alta MdaughterFW14SKYKYKY
Gilliam, William DsonMW13SKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Gilliam, James FsonMW10SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Dallas V Gilliam - Household

Highway # 81 Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Gilliam, Dallas VXheadMW65MKYsame houseFarmerFarming
Gilliam, EvawifeFW55MKYsame house
Gilliam, Beatrice AdaughterFW37SKYsame houseCarpenterFrame buildings
Gilliam, Alta MaedaughterFW24SKYsame house
Gilliam, William DallassonMW21SKYsame houseFarmerFarming
Gilliam, James FsonMW20SKYsame houseStudentHigh School

Next door to Joe Shemwell