The Shemwell Family

Emma H HigginsAge: 91 years18871978

Emma H Higgins
Given names
Emma H
Married name
Emma H Shemwell
Married name
Emma H Shemwell
Birth February 20, 1887 35 30
Birth of a brotherEmmett Higgins
1890 (Age 2 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 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 -
Religious marriageSamuel Edward ShemwellView this family
December 22, 1905 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Roxie Anne Shemwell
September 12, 1906 (Age 19 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Marvin Clay Shemwell
October 31, 1913 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 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 29 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 30 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 1, 1920 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Chester Lee Kannier
December 26, 1925 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childClyde E WellsRoxie Anne ShemwellView this family
January 14, 1928 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Alice Mae Wells
March 2, 1928 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherJasper Frank Higgins
1935 (Age 47 years)

Death of a husbandSamuel Edward Shemwell
February 15, 1937 (Age 49 years)
Burial of a husbandSamuel Edward Shemwell
1937 (Age 49 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
MarriageSylvester Lewis “Cy” ShemwellView this family
estimated 1938 (Age 50 years)

Death of a motherAnna Kiza “Coon” Roe
1939 (Age 51 years)

Census April 1, 1940 (Age 53 years)
Death of a sisterLida Higgins
June 30, 1943 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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 daughterRoxie Anne Shemwell
June 28, 1948 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 -
Death of a husbandSylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell
December 12, 1971 (Age 84 years)
Address: Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, USA
Burial of a husbandSylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell
after December 12, 1971 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery
Death of a sonMarvin Clay Shemwell
June 12, 1973 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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. -
before 1978 (Age 90 years)

Death October 30, 1978 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery
Last change July 4, 202117:14:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
8 years
4 years
younger brother
Family with Samuel Edward Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: December 22, 1905Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
7 years
Marvin Clay Shemwell
Birth: October 31, 1913 34 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 12, 1973Christian, Kentucky, United States
Family with Sylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell - View this family
Sylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell
Birth: April 5, 1888 32 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1971Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: estimated 1938
Samuel Edward Shemwell + Ollie Shaw Glenn - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: January 6, 1904Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Dallas Glenn
Birth: January 6, 1906 26 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 17, 1989Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Myrtle A Glenn
Birth: May 16, 1911 32 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 27, 1988Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States

Emma H Higgins has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Edward Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Sam E ShemwellheadMW31M24--KYMOKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Emma ShemwellwifeFW23M2411KYKYKY
Roxie ShemwelldaughterFW3S---KYKYKY
Mina ShemwellmotherFW73Wd75KYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Edward Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Edward ShemwellheadMW39MKYMOKYFarmerGeneral farm
Emma ShemwellwifeFW32MKYMOKY
Roxie ShemwelldaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Marvin ShemwellsonMW6SKYKYKY
Armina M. ShemwellmotherFW80MKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Edward Shemwell - Household

Coal Bank Rd. Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Edward ShemwellheadMW48M26KYMOKYFarmerGeneral farm
Emma ShemwellwifeFW42M21KYKYKY
Marvin C ShemwellsonMW16S-KYKYKYLaborerGeneral farm
Chester L. KanniergrandsonMW4S-KYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Lewis Shemwell - Household

Coal Bank Rd. Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Sy ShemwellheadMW52KY
Emma ShemwellwifeFW52KY
Chester Kannierstep childMW14KY

Notes: Chester is step grand-child? -b

There was a daughter Geneva Shemwell listed in the database, Marvin was also listed in error as their child -b