The Shemwell Family

George Walter Ellis1873

George Walter Ellis
Given names
George Walter
Birth estimated 1873 50 30
Birth of a brotherDodie Ellis
estimated 1876 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a sisterLucy Irene Ellis
March 1, 1880 (Age 7 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward E Ellis
March 2, 1882 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
January 12, 1885 (Age 12 years)
Death of a motherLucy J Beloate
January 15, 1885 (Age 12 years)
Death of a brotherWillie Ellis
July 8, 1885 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 25 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 -
Death of a fatherPembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis
February 16, 1901 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 43 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 44 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 45 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 56 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 68 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 sisterPemetta “Etta” Ellis
October 17, 1947 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 77 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 brotherDhalma Beloate Ellis
January 17, 1955 (Age 82 years)
Death of a sisterLucy Irene Ellis
December 10, 1960 (Age 87 years)
Death of a brotherEdward E Ellis
December 22, 1964 (Age 91 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 73 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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Marriage: October 6, 1864Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder brother
Dhalma Beloate Ellis
Birth: January 5, 1867 44 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 17, 1955Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder sister
4 years
George Walter Ellis
Birth: estimated 1873 50 30Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
Dodie Ellis
Birth: estimated 1876 53 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Edward E Ellis
Birth: March 2, 1882 59 39Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 22, 1964
3 years
younger brother
Willie Ellis
Birth: January 12, 1885 62 42Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1885Shelby, Tennessee, United States

George Walter Ellis has 15 first cousins recorded