The Shemwell Family

Ernestine Leo Shemwell1911

Name
Ernestine Leo Shemwell
Given names
Ernestine Leo
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Ernestine Leo Jernigan
Birth July 3, 1911 23 19
Birth of a sisterMadge Shemwell
July 3, 1911
Birth of a brotherVictor Murdoch Shemwell
June 14, 1913 (Age 23 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 4 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 5 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 6 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/
Death of a sisterMadge Shemwell
before 1920 (Age 8 years)

Census January 13, 1920 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 13 years)
Cause: Suicide
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 18 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 10, 1930 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Michael Vann Jernigan
April 18, 1936 (Age 24 years)
Census April 15, 1940 (Age 28 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJosephine “Josie” Gibbs
November 15, 1940 (Age 29 years)
Census April 1, 1945 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 30 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 fatherErnest E Shemwell
March 23, 1950 (Age 38 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherAlice Lenora Scott
November 26, 1950 (Age 39 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 38 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 husbandAllen Orman Jernigan
June 1, 1959 (Age 47 years)
Note: James F. and Frank Jernigan,& Allen O. Jernigan, Jr. were from a previous marriage.
Death of a motherLenora A Huddleston
1966 (Age 54 years)

Death of a sonMichael Vann Jernigan
October 29, 1974 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 34 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
Death of a brotherVictor Murdoch Shemwell
July 9, 1994 (Age 83 years)
Deathunknown

Last change September 9, 201815:39:26

by: Barry Shemwell
Additional Info
Says on Brothers and Fathers Draft - married name was Jernigan