The Shemwell Family

Emma H HigginsAge: 91 years18871978

Name
Emma H Higgins
Given names
Emma H
Surname
Higgins
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageSamuel Edward ShemwellView this family
about 1906 (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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Religion
Baptist
before 1978 (Age 90 years)

Death October 30, 1978 (Age 91 years)
Burial after October 30, 1978
Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery