The Shemwell Family

Dr. Joseph Wade “Joe” ShemwellAge: 52 years18621915

Name
Dr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
Name prefix
Dr.
Given names
Joseph Wade
Surname
Shemwell
Nickname
Joe
Birth August 28, 1862 55 32
MarriageLinnie Bell RallsView this family

Birth of a brotherThomas Douglas Shemwell
June 10, 1863 (Age 9 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
May 19, 1865 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherRev. Roland W Shemwell
November 21, 1867 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherRev. Martin Luther Shemwell
April 17, 1869 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 7 years)
Address: Dist. 4
Death of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
May 24, 1874 (Age 11 years)
Burial of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
after May 24, 1874 (Age 11 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a fatherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 17 years)
Death of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
June 1, 1885 (Age 22 years)

Burial of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
after June 1, 1885 (Age 22 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a half-brotherAllen James Shemwell
January 12, 1892 (Age 29 years)
Cause: Chronic hepatitis
Death of a motherElizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
October 20, 1895 (Age 33 years)
MarriageLela Bell HancockView this family
December 24, 1895 (Age 33 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Gradie Odella Shemwell
August 20, 1899 (Age 36 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Shemwell
May 25, 1901 (Age 38 years)
Event
Left Wife
May 25, 1905 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sisterIowa Shemwell
September 1905 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Marguerite Elaine Shemwell
February 15, 1906 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Bernice Lorraine Shemwell
1909 (Age 46 years)
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#4Joseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
April 20, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Lived between 1907 and 1911 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#5John Harris Wade Shemwell
June 17, 1914 (Age 51 years)
Death January 10, 1915 (Age 52 years)
Burial January 1915 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery
Last change January 29, 201717:08:13

by: Barry Shemwell