The Shemwell Family

James William “Jimmy” GlennAge: 72 years18581930

James William “Jimmy” Glenn
Given names
James William
Birth May 30, 1858 34 29
MarriageArenia Elizabeth “Rena” HarrisView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherMiles Glenn
1860 (Age 19 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas S Sherrod
about 1860 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Nancy “Nannie” Glenn
March 1864 (Age 5 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 -
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 -
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 -
Death of a brotherGeorge F Glenn
August 29, 1874 (Age 16 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Ollie Shaw Glenn
December 8, 1884 (Age 26 years)
MarriageKatie Lofene ShemwellView this family
1889 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lamara “Morie” Glenn
September 19, 1890 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#3Warner Lee Glenn
January 1891 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherLeander Montgomery Glenn
1897 (Age 38 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 4, 1900 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Edward ShemwellOllie Shaw GlennView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 6, 1904 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Rachel Sherrod
1904 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Dallas Glenn
January 6, 1906 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterBetty Edmonson Glenn
about 1908 (Age 49 years)

Census April 30, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Myrtle A Glenn
May 16, 1911 (Age 52 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 -
Marriage of a childAlva Russell HarrisOllie Shaw GlennView this family
Type: Civil marriage
May 2, 1918 (Age 59 years)
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 -
Birth of a grandson
#3James Alva Harris
January 21, 1919 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Clarence Boone Harris
December 15, 1919 (Age 61 years)
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Melvin Lee Harris
May 31, 1921 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Elvis Harris
January 12, 1923 (Age 64 years)
Death of a grandsonElvis Harris
January 19, 1923 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Irene Harris
January 21, 1924 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death December 19, 1930 (Age 72 years)
Cause of death: Measles
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
Last change April 20, 201917:37:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
younger sister
-8 years
elder brother
2 years
3 years
younger brother
Family with Katie Lofene Shemwell - View this family
Katie Lofene Shemwell
Birth: February 27, 1869 32 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 11, 1931Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: 1889Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Warner Lee Glenn
Birth: January 1891 32 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 22, 1962Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Arenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris - View this family
6 years
Lamara “Morie” Glenn
Birth: September 19, 1890 32 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 11, 1944Logan, Kentucky, United States

James William “Jimmy” Glenn has 8 first cousins recorded