The Shemwell Family

Irene B “Rena” Killebrew1875

Irene B “Rena” Killebrew
Given names
Irene B
Married name
Irene B Cobb
Married name
Irene B Shemwell
Birth June 1875
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageSamuel V CobbView this family
September 28, 1892 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Albie M Cobb
December 19, 1894 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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 -
MarriageHenry Hall ShemwellView this family
December 9, 1901 (Age 26 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a childCharlie C CarrAlbie M CobbView this family
January 9, 1918 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 41 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 42 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 12, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Death of a husbandHenry Hall Shemwell
February 22, 1924 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 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 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 -
Death of a daughterAlbie M Cobb
December 19, 1953 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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. -

Last change May 31, 201901:14:08

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Samuel V Cobb - View this family
Marriage: September 28, 1892Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Albie M Cobb
Birth: December 19, 1894 19Tennessee, United States
Death: December 19, 1953Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Family with Henry Hall Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: December 9, 1901Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Henry Hall Shemwell + Mattie E Clinard - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: October 15, 1884Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
10 months
19 months
Joseph H Shemwell
Birth: March 12, 1887 32Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 19, 1889Trigg, Kentucky, United States
16 months
Inez ShemwellInez M Shemwell
Birth: June 1888 33Marshall, Kentucky, United States

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