The Shemwell Family

James Merton “Jim” Connell1877

James Merton “Jim” Connell
Given names
James Merton
Birth October 8, 1877 28 26
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 14, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterLillian Izora “Lillie” Connell
March 29, 1882 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherThomas Frederick Connell
July 16, 1884 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterNettie Pansy Connell
July 24, 1886 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 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 -
Census 1900 (Age 22 years)
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 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 39 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 40 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 -
Death of a fatherGeorge Franklin Connell
August 14, 1925 (Age 47 years)

Death of a sisterLillian Izora “Lillie” Connell
April 13, 1926 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 51 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 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 motherNancy Ann Shemwell
November 19, 1951 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 72 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 sisterGeorgia Florence Connell
October 27, 1954 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sisterNettie Pansy Connell
April 5, 1955 (Age 77 years)
Burial of a sisterNettie Pansy Connell
April 8, 1955 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: McMillan Cemetery
Note: Death cert. says 1955
Death of a brotherThomas Frederick Connell
October 31, 1958 (Age 81 years)
Death of a sisterMary Alice Connell
November 30, 1959 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 68 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. -

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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: June 25, 1869Houston, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Georgia Florence Connell
Birth: September 9, 1875 26 24Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 27, 1954Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
-8 months
elder brother
Birth: about 1874 24 22Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1877Tennessee, United States
4 years
5 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Thomas Frederick Connell
Birth: July 16, 1884 35 33Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 31, 1958Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Nettie Pansy Connell
Birth: July 24, 1886 37 35Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 5, 1955Arlington, Houston, Tennessee, United States
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James Merton “Jim” Connell has 21 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - George Franklin Connell - Household

Houston, Tennessee

Connell, G FWM31headMCooperingTNTNTN
Connell, N AWF27wifeMTNTNTN
Connell, M AWF8daughterSTNTNTN
Connell, G FWF4daughterSTNTNTN
Connell, J MWM2sonSTNTNTN
Connell, A BWM27brotherSCooperingTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - George Franklin Connell - Household

Houston, Tennessee

Connell, George FheadWMMay184952M27TNForemanLime Plant
Connell, Nancy AwifeWFMar185248M2786TNILTN
Connell, MertonsonWMOct187722STNTNTN
Connell, LilliandaughterWFMar188218STNTNTN
Connell, Thomas FsonWMJul188415STNTNTN
Connell, NettiedaughterWFJul188712STNTNTN