The Shemwell Family

Mahala May “Ella” ShemwellAge: 69 years18641934

Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Given names
Mahala May
Married name
Mahala May Brown
Birth May 24, 1864 63 32
MarriageAlbert Ewing BrownView this family

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 -
Birth of a brotherHenry Isaac Shamwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew Jackson Armstrong
before December 1869 (Age 5 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 6 years)
Death of a half-sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElmira A McCoy
1873 (Age 8 years)
Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 2, 1900 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Demarious “Bette” Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 43 years)
Death of a brotherJohn A Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sisterSusan Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 45 years)

Census April 21, 1910 (Age 45 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam H Shemwell
December 25, 1912 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a motherMildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong
February 16, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 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 March 8, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Death of a husbandAlbert Ewing Brown
June 22, 1923 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Suicide
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 65 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 65 years)
Death February 9, 1934 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Shady Grove Cemetery
Last change August 16, 201715:37:30

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
11 months
elder brother
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
15 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Martha Cherry - View this family
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
10 months
William H Shemwell
Birth: August 10, 1836 36 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 25, 1912Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
23 months
20 months
Family with Albert Ewing Brown - View this family
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Albert Ewing Brown + Wilmeth Carr - View this family
husband’s wife
2 years
4 years
3 years

Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Thomas W. Shemwell - Household

Roaring Springs, Trigg, Kentucky, USA

Shemwell, Thomas W68MWBrickmasonTN
Shemwell, Milly39FWKeeping houseKY
Shemwell, Elizabeth16FWTN
Shemwell, John A14MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Thomas12MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Joseph10MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Alice8FWKY
Shemwell, Mahala6FWKY
Shemwell, Henry E3MWKY
Shemwell, Ann1FWKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Albert Ewing Brown - Household

Stewart, Tenn

Brown, AlbertheadWMMar184159MTNTNTNFarmer
Brown, Ella MwifeWFMay186436M44KYKYKY
Brown, Belle LdaughterWFMar188020SKYTNKY
Brown, Temperance HdaughterWFOct188811SKYTNKY
Brown, Joseph WsonWMMay188317SKYTNKYfarm laborer
Brown, Birdie LdaughterWFApr188614SKYTNKY
Mathis, Robert LnephewWMFeb187921STNKYKYfarm laborer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Albert Ewing Brown - Household

Trigg, Kentucky

Brown, AlbertheadMW69M211KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Brown, May EwifeFW46M11110KYTNKY
Brown, Birtie LdaughterFW24SKYTNKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Albert Ewing Brown - Household

Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky

Brown, AlbertheadMW78MTNTNTN
Shemwell, EllawifeFW55MKYTNKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell - Household

Trigg, Kentucky

Shemwell, EllaheadFW66SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, Thomas Aelder brotherMW72SKYKYKYRetiredFarmer
Shemwell, LoydnephewMW20M20KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, IvaneiceFW20M20KYKYKY