The Shemwell Family

Joseph Mason ShemwellAge: 65 years18591925

Joseph Mason Shemwell
Given names
Joseph Mason
Birth July 17, 1859 59 28
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census October 5, 1860 (Age 14 months)
Birth of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 20 months)

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 8 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew Jackson Armstrong
before December 1869 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 July 2, 1870 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 11 years)
Death of a half-sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElmira A McCoy
1873 (Age 13 years)
Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageJosephine “Josie” GibbsView this family
calculated 1882 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Genie Belle Shemwell
October 5, 1883 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Clifton “Cliff” Shemwell
November 7, 1885 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Ernest E Shemwell
November 11, 1887 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#4Vera Shemwell
November 16, 1898 (Age 39 years)
Census July 18, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Richard BryantGenie Belle ShemwellView this family
January 18, 1904 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Thelma Ruth Bryant
October 30, 1904 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childClifton “Cliff” ShemwellEthel OteyView this family
1905 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2John Osborne Bryant
April 8, 1906 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Clyde Sinnott Shemwell
September 30, 1906 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Demarious “Bette” Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Merritt Bryant
July 1, 1908 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Helen Shemwell
December 20, 1908 (Age 49 years)
Death of a brotherJohn A Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterSusan Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary Nunnley Bryant
August 29, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childErnest E ShemwellLenora A HuddlestonView this family
September 1, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 50 years)

Census May 6, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Ernestine Leo Shemwell
July 3, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam H Shemwell
December 25, 1912 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Victor Murdoch Shemwell
June 14, 1913 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 -
Marriage of a childWilliam Herschel HuieVera ShemwellView this family
estimated 1920 (Age 60 years)

Census January 7, 1920 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9William Herschel Huie Jr.
August 17, 1921 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Joe Richard Bryant
March 15, 1925 (Age 65 years)
Death May 9, 1925 (Age 65 years)
Cause of death: Suicide

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Owen's Chapel Cemetery
Last change August 15, 201715:57:26

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
3 years
younger sister
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
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 Josephine “Josie” Gibbs - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1882
21 months
2 years
Shemwell RousseauClifton “Cliff” Shemwell
Birth: November 7, 1885 26 18Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1974Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
11 years
Vera Shemwell
Birth: November 16, 1898 39 31McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 29, 1925Caddo, Louisiana, United States

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