The Shemwell Family

John Thelma “Johnie” EllisAge: 65 years19081974

Name
John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis
Given names
John Thelma
Surname
Ellis
Nickname
Johnie
Married name
John Thelma West
Birth October 29, 1908 57 33
Death of a half-sisterBessie E Ellis
April 21, 1909 (Age 5 months)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherRobert L Ellis
August 17, 1915 (Age 6 years)
Death of a brotherRobert L Ellis
December 27, 1915 (Age 7 years)
Address: 1161 Peabody Ave
Cause: Congenitial heart disease
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 8 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 9 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a fatherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 10 years)
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 11 years)
Death of a motherLucy Justice
January 22, 1926 (Age 17 years)
Death of a half-brotherNewton B Ellis
April 6, 1928 (Age 19 years)
MarriageJasper Daniel WestView this family
March 7, 1929 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 20 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Death of a sisterMarietta Ellis
February 11, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Cause: suicide - carbolic acid poisoning
Birth of a daughter
#1Thelma Jean “Miss Bunny” West
July 12, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a husbandJasper Daniel West
March 1965 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death August 26, 1974 (Age 65 years)
Last change December 5, 201913:31:35

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 8, 1900Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Marietta Ellis
Birth: October 3, 1902 51 27Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 11, 1935Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
herself
John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis
Birth: October 29, 1908 57 33Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1974Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
7 years
younger brother
Robert L Ellis
Birth: August 17, 1915 64 39Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 27, 1915Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Father’s family with Ida C Crenshaw - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 13, 1872Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
half-sister
Bessie E Ellis
Birth: December 1874 23 21Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 21, 1909Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
22 months
half-brother
John Florian Ellis
Birth: September 16, 1876 25 23Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 25, 1883Shelby, Tennessee, United States
20 months
half-brother
William Everett Ellis
Birth: May 20, 1878 27 25Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 3, 1880Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
18 months
half-brother
Newton B Ellis
Birth: November 14, 1879 28 26Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 6, 1928Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
half-sister
Ida Inez Ellis
Birth: November 15, 1882 31 29Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 19, 1883Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
half-brother
John T Ellis Jr.
Birth: January 1885 33 31Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 8, 1904Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
half-sister
Father’s family with Grace M Crenshaw - View this family
father
step-mother
Grace M Crenshaw
Birth: 1851 23 18Tennessee, United States
Death: September 4, 1898Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: October 19, 1892Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Family with Jasper Daniel West - View this family
husband
herself
John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis
Birth: October 29, 1908 57 33Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1974Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: March 7, 1929Haywood, Tennessee, United States
6 years
daughter
Thelma Jean “Miss Bunny” West
Birth: July 12, 1935 35 26Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 21, 2002

John Thelma “Johnie” Ellis has 3 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John T. Ellis - Household

Ward 19 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustry
John T. EllisheadMW58S10--TNTNVAContractorGeneral Hauling
Lucy J. ElliswifeFW35S1032TNTNTN
Newton B. EllissonMW34S---TNTNTN
Grace L. EllisdaughterFW22S---TNTNTN
Marietta EllisdaughterFW7S---TNTNTN
Thelma EllisdaughterFW1y6mS---TNTNTN
Erma Justicesister in lawFW37S---TNTNTN

Notes: Next to married John has M2. Lucy 2nd wife 2 living children

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Lucy Justice - Household

1161 Peabody Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Ellis, LucyheadFW44STNTNTN
Ellis, MariettadaughterFW17STNTNTN
Ellis, John ThelmadaughterFW11STNTNTN
Ellis, Newton BsonMW40STNTNTNAgentReal Estate
Justice, Ettaelder sisterFW51STNTNTNTeacherPublic School
Justice, Ermaelder sisterFW47STNTNTNTeacherPublic School

Lucy should be Wd -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Jasper D West - Household

Chicago, Cook, Illinois

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
West, JasperheadMW30M29NCNCNCStudentMedical
West, John ThelmawifeFW21M20TNTNTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Jasper D West - Household

1625 Buena Vista San Antonio, Bexar, Texas

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
West, Jasper DheadMW40MNCVicksburgMSPhysicianArmy
West, Johnie (ab)wifeFWMMemphis TNVicksburgMS
West, Thelma JeandaughterFWSTNU