The Shemwell Family

James Thomas “Tom” ShamwellAge: 82 years19091992

James Thomas “Tom” Shamwell
Given names
James Thomas
Also known as
James Thomas Shemwell
Birth October 23, 1909 42 43
Birth of a sisterGrace May Shamwell
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 5 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 6 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a paternal grandmotherMildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong
February 16, 1917 (Age 7 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 7 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 8 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 18, 1920 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 20 years)
MarriageGustus Pauline WallaceView this family
January 28, 1933 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1Hugh Willis Shamwell
November 10, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sonHugh Willis Shamwell
November 11, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2Charles Ervin Shamwell Sr.
April 6, 1938 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherEliza Ann Burkhart
February 26, 1942 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Isaac Shamwell
July 3, 1943 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 32 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 -
Birth of a son
#3Horace Wayne Shamwell
April 23, 1946 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sonHorace Wayne Shamwell
June 1, 1948 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 40 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 brotherBarney S Shamwell
February 25, 1955 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Ervin Shamwell Jr.
November 21, 1958 (Age 49 years)
Death of a half-brotherSamuel Franklin Shemwell
February 23, 1968 (Age 58 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 36 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 of a wifeGustus Pauline Wallace
March 1978 (Age 68 years)

Death of a grandsonCharles Ervin Shamwell Jr.
July 29, 1979 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Gun shot wound
Death of a brotherHenry Elmer Shamwell
June 6, 1982 (Age 72 years)

Death of a sisterEva Lilly Shamwell
November 26, 1982 (Age 73 years)
Death March 23, 1992 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change October 12, 201711:55:01

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 30, 1896Stewart, Tennessee, United States
21 months
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
Henry Elmer Shamwell
Birth: August 1, 1903 35 37Kentucky, United States
Death: June 6, 1982
23 months
elder brother
5 years
10 months
Father’s family with Rebecca Kennedy - View this family
Marriage: November 11, 1888Stewart, Tennessee, United States
10 months
Family with Gustus Pauline Wallace - View this family
Marriage: January 28, 1933Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Hugh Willis Shamwell
Birth: November 10, 1935 26 25Hickory Point, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 11, 1935Hickory Point, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Charles Ervin Shamwell Sr.
Birth: April 6, 1938 28 28Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 28, 1995Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
8 years
Horace Wayne Shamwell
Birth: April 23, 1946 36 36Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 1, 1948Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

James Thomas “Tom” Shamwell has 12 first cousins recorded