The Shemwell Family

Luther Edgar ShemwellAge: 60 years18741935

Luther Edgar Shemwell
Given names
Luther Edgar
Birth September 24, 1874 25 21
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
between 1870 and 1875

Birth of a brotherGeorge Shemwell
1877 (Age 2 years)
L & N Railroad Conductor and Brakeman

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a sisterSarah Florence Shemwell
December 23, 1879 (Age 5 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherArtie M Shemwell
April 17, 1883 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherBert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
November 1, 1885 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterZora May Shemwell
December 20, 1887 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterMamie Flora Shemwell
March 11, 1891 (Age 16 years)
Death of a motherAngie Elizabeth “Bettie” McElroy
before 1895 (Age 20 years)

Marriage of a parentJohn Thomas ShemwellAngeline “Angie” GrayView this family
June 25, 1895 (Age 20 years)
MarriageSara Matilda “Saydie” HiltonView this family
November 11, 1896 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1Ray Edgar Shemwell
June 25, 1897 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 half-brotherLee Roy Shemwell
January 15, 1899 (Age 24 years)

Census June 11, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Arthur Luther Shemwell
June 8, 1908 (Age 33 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childRay Edgar ShemwellMary Mattie BomarView this family
September 7, 1915 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#1Robert Luther Shemwell
January 15, 1917 (Age 42 years)
World War I
September 12, 1918 (Age 43 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 42 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 43 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 brotherBert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
January 9, 1921 (Age 46 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Note: Informant: W. H. McMillan, Erin Tn.
Marriage of a childArthur Luther ShemwellValerie Fay BellView this family
July 18, 1926 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Lt. Col. Arthur Luther Shemwell Jr.
September 12, 1926 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 55 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Death August 8, 1935 (Age 60 years)
Note: Informant: Roy Shemwell
Note: Luther died in Paris, TN in a room over the Shemwell Cafe/Restaurant.
Burial August 9, 1935 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
Last change February 17, 201823:06:41

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 1, 1868Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
4 years
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Artie M Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1883 33 30Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 21, 1936Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Bert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
Birth: November 1, 1885 36 32Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 9, 1921Arlington, Houston, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Zora May Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1887 38 34Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 5, 1956Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Angeline “Angie” Gray - View this family
Angeline “Angie” Gray
Birth: June 1858Tennessee, United States
Death: September 27, 1924Arlington, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: June 25, 1895Houston, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Lee Roy Shemwell
Birth: January 15, 1899 49 40
Death: May 23, 1961Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Father’s family with Mary E “Molly” - View this family
Family with Sara Matilda “Saydie” Hilton - View this family
Marriage: November 11, 1896Houston, Tennessee, United States
7 months
Ray Edgar Shemwell
Birth: June 25, 1897 22 21Tennessee, United States
Death: December 7, 1938Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
11 years
Arthur Luther Shemwell
Birth: June 8, 1908 33 32Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1, 1950Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Luther Edgar Shemwell has 18 first cousins recorded

MilitaryU.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Thomas Shemwell - Household

Dist. 7 Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Shemwell, Thos.WM31headTN
Shemwell, LizzieWF27wifeTNNCTN
Shemwell, LuellaWF9daughterTNTNTN
Shemwell, LutherWM6sonTNTNTN
Shemwell, GeorgeWM3sonTNTNTN
Shemwell, WF1daughterTNTNTN

Notes: Enem. by W. M. McElroy Daughter 1 yo. no name.. Florence is in the 1900 census as 19 yo.

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Luther Edgar Shemwell - Household

13th Dist. Enum. Dist. 108 Wayne, Tennessee, USA

Shemwell, LutherHeadWMSep 187425M---TNTNTNGrocer
Shemwell, SadiewifeWFApr 187624M-11INININ
Shemwell, RaysonWMJun 18972S---TNTNIN
Hilton, JamesFather-in-lawWMSep 185445Wd---INININManager Stave Mill
Hilton, BirdBrother-in-lawWMDec 187326Wd---INININLister Stave Mill
Shemwell, ArtiebrotherWMApr 188317S---TNTNTNTeamster

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Luther Edgar Shemwell - Household

Dist. 1 Enum. 109 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

Shemwell, Luther EHeadMW34M114--TNTNTNRailroad
Shemwell, Sadie MwifeFW32M11422INININ
Shemwell, RaysonMW12S---TNTNIN
Shemwell, ArthursonMW6mS---TNTNIN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Luther Edgar Shemwell - Household

Dist. 1 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

Shemwell, Luther Ehead3000MW56M22TNTNTNConductorRail Road
Shemwell, Sayde HwifeFW54M20INININMerchantCafe
Shemwell, Arthur LsonMW20M17TNTNINAsst. ManagerCafe
Shemwell, Ray EsonMW32M18TNTNINOperatorCafe
Shemwell, Mary Mdaughter in lawFW33M19TNTNTN
Shemwell, Robert LgrandsonMW13S-TNTNTN

Notes: Owners Shemwell Cafe Paris Tn. Enum. by Arthur Luther Shemwell

Informant: Roy Shemwell
Luther died in Paris, TN in a room over the Shemwell Cafe/Restaurant.