The Shemwell Family

Marcus Amadens “Mark” ShemwellAge: 62 years19081971

Marcus Amadens “Mark” Shemwell
Given names
Marcus Amadens
Birth July 15, 1908 30 32
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a half-sisterHarriett Virginia Shemwell
August 31, 1916 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 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 8 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 9 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 -
Birth of a half-brotherWalter Winston Shemwell Jr.
September 7, 1919 (Age 11 years)
Census January 1920 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
February 1, 1922 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Thompson
1923 (Age 14 years)

MarriageOlive Laura “Dolly” SeigfriedView this family
November 13, 1927 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherMaude Elanor Thompson
December 5, 1929 (Age 21 years)
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1David Elroy Shemwell
September 6, 1930 (Age 22 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Gudgel
March 10, 1934 (Age 25 years)
Marriage of a parentWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.Bernice M ClarkView this family
August 21, 1938 (Age 30 years)
MarriageVirginia Margaret BankstowView this family
estimated 1939 (Age 30 years)

Census April 11, 1940 (Age 31 years)
Death of a wifeOlive Laura “Dolly” Seigfried
July 30, 1940 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 wifeVirginia Margaret Bankstow
December 26, 1962 (Age 54 years)
Death of a fatherWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.
February 26, 1963 (Age 54 years)
Death of a half-brotherWalter Winston Shemwell Jr.
January 2, 1971 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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. -
Death March 2, 1971 (Age 62 years)
Cemetery: Inglewood Park Cemetery
Last change December 29, 201809:08:13

by: Barry Shemwell