The Shemwell Family

Mattie Lee ChurchAge: 78 years18801959

Mattie Lee Church
Given names
Mattie Lee
Married name
Mattie Lee Shemwell
Married name
Mattie Lee Sights
Birth March 23, 1880
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 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 -
MarriageThomas Leonard SightsView this family
October 10, 1900 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lizzie Mae Sights
November 15, 1901 (Age 21 years)

Death of a husbandThomas Leonard Sights
February 8, 1906 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#2Thomas P Sights
about 1907 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#3Joseph Algie Shemwell
October 5, 1911 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Neth Pauline Shemwell
July 8, 1915 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 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 36 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 37 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 February 17, 1920 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Walter Thomas Eakins
June 30, 1927 (Age 47 years)
Death of a grandsonWalter Thomas Eakins
July 5, 1927 (Age 47 years)
Cause: Premature birth
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 49 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a grandson
#2Robert Joseph Farley
March 4, 1942 (Age 61 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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 husbandWilliam Hedger Shemwell
December 26, 1949 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 69 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 65 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 January 25, 1959 (Age 78 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Last change November 29, 202117:11:24

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Family with Thomas Leonard Sights - View this family
Marriage: October 10, 1900Henderson, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Lizzie Mae Sights
Birth: November 15, 1901 20 21
Death: December 3, 1973Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
6 years
Family with William Hedger Shemwell - View this family
William Hedger Shemwell
Birth: October 2, 1876 35 31Marion, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 26, 1949Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
Joseph Algie Shemwell
Birth: October 5, 1911 35 31Kentucky, United States
Death: June 11, 1975Henderson, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Neth Pauline Shemwell
Birth: July 8, 1915 38 35Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 21, 2000Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States

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