The Shemwell Family

Lucy Irene Ellis Lucy Irene Ellis

Lucy Irene EllisAge: 80 years18801960

Lucy Irene Ellis
Given names
Lucy Irene
Married name
Lucy Irene Riggins
Birth March 1, 1880 57 37
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a brotherEdward E Ellis
March 2, 1882 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
January 12, 1885 (Age 4 years)
Death of a motherLucy J Beloate
January 15, 1885 (Age 4 years)
Death of a brotherWillie Ellis
July 8, 1885 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 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 -
MarriageEdward Lewis RigginsView this family
January 11, 1899 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Elgin Lyman Riggins
January 16, 1900 (Age 19 years)
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherPembroke Somerset “Pem” Ellis
February 16, 1901 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Etta Mae Riggins
August 8, 1904 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Floyd Otis Riggins
January 15, 1906 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4Ellis Riggins
about December 1909 (Age 29 years)
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a son
#5Leslie Bond Riggins
January 20, 1911 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Margaret Lorene Riggins
September 22, 1913 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 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 36 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 37 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 sonEllis Riggins
before 1920 (Age 39 years)

Census March 11, 1920 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#7Elbert Ellis Riggins
August 17, 1921 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childElgin Lyman RigginsJulia Emma AndersonView this family
estimated 1925 (Age 44 years)

Marriage of a childAbie Earle BeatyEtta Mae RigginsView this family
estimated 1926 (Age 45 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 49 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a grandson
#1Abie Earle Beaty Jr
March 9, 1930 (Age 50 years)
Census May 3, 1930 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Leslie Bond Riggins Jr
November 1, 1939 (Age 59 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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 67 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 69 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 74 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 65 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 December 10, 1960 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens
Last change August 5, 202109:48:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder brother
George Walter Ellis
Birth: estimated 1873 50 30Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder brother
Dodie Ellis
Birth: estimated 1876 53 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
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
Family with Edward Lewis Riggins - View this family
Marriage: January 11, 1899Shelby, Tennessee, United States
1 year
Elgin Lyman Riggins
Birth: January 16, 1900 25 19Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1977Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
Etta Mae BeatyEtta Mae Riggins
Birth: August 8, 1904 30 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 31, 1970Shelby, Tennessee, United States
17 months
Floyd Otis Riggins
Birth: January 15, 1906 31 25Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 9, 1991Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Ellis Riggins
Birth: about December 1909 35 29Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: before 1920
14 months
3 years
Lorene RigginsMargaret Lorene Riggins
Birth: September 22, 1913 39 33Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 22, 2000Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
8 years
Elbert Ellis Riggins
Birth: August 17, 1921 47 41Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 4, 1995Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Lucy Irene Ellis has 15 first cousins recorded