The Shemwell Family

Bishop Wilson ShemwellAge: 77 years18941972

Bishop Wilson Shemwell
Given names
Bishop Wilson
Birth November 8, 1894 25 19
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
October 20, 1895 (Age 11 months)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 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 1900 (Age 5 years)
Census April 10, 1910 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Type: Inducted
May 27, 1918 (Age 23 years)
Military service
Co. E, 349th Infantry
between 1917 and 1919 (Age 22 years)

Note: between August 9, 1918 and May 30, 1919 (Age 23)
Residence May 1918 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 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 -
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 25 years)
MarriageGussie Lee FinnellView this family
August 21, 1920 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1Billy Gene Shemwell
October 27, 1921 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 34 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 35 years)
1930 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#2Rev. James Martin “Jim” Shemwell
May 1, 1936 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherNannie Cherry
February 26, 1938 (Age 43 years)
Cause: Breast Cancer
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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 fatherRev. Martin Luther Shemwell
July 20, 1947 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Coronary occlusion-tuberculosis
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 51 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 March 22, 1972 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change March 2, 201811:42:49

by: Barry Shemwell