The Shemwell Family

Dorothy Eleanor ShemwellAge: 97 years19092006

Dorothy Eleanor Shemwell
Given names
Dorothy Eleanor
Married name
Dorothy Eleanor Waggener
Birth about 1909 43 34
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a brotherRev. James Albert Shemwell Sr.
November 17, 1910 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Wayne Shemwell
January 12, 1913 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Wayne Shemwell
January 8, 1914 (Age 5 years)
Cause: Pneumonia

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 -
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Randolph Shemwell
April 12, 1918 (Age 9 years)
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-
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 -
Death of a fatherJudge Robert Lee Shemwell
April 5, 1919 (Age 10 years)
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 11 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 -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Taylor “Joe” Waggener
April 2, 1931 (Age 22 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 31 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 -
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 -
Death of a motherWilhelmina Queen “Willie” Bourland
August 9, 1959 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Lee Shemwell Jr.
February 18, 1963 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterMary Catherine Shemwell
1968 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterAdeline Olivia Shemwell
February 22, 1973 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterHelen Rebecca Shemwell
January 28, 1975 (Age 66 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. -
Death of a sisterJulia Clark Shemwell
January 26, 1987 (Age 78 years)

Death of a brotherRev. James Albert Shemwell Sr.
August 27, 1994 (Age 85 years)
Death of a husbandVirgil Glenn Waggener
October 13, 1996 (Age 87 years)
Death December 27, 2006 (Age 97 years)
Cemetery: Odd Fellows Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 2, 1896Calloway, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder sister
18 months
elder sister
Helen Rebecca Shemwell
Birth: August 18, 1898 33 24Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1975Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder sister
Ruth Shemwell
Birth: May 31, 1900 35 26Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 15, 1901Benton, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
Adeline Olivia Shemwell
Birth: May 1902 37 28Kentucky, United States
Death: February 22, 1973Washington, District of Columbia, United States
21 months
elder sister
Laura Bell Shemwell
Birth: January 15, 1904 38 29Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 20, 1904Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
14 months
elder sister
21 months
elder brother
Robert Lee Shemwell Jr.
Birth: December 27, 1906 41 32Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 18, 1963Riverdale, Prince Georges, Maryland, United States
3 years
23 months
younger brother
Rev. James Albert Shemwell Sr.
Birth: November 17, 1910 45 36Kentucky, United States
Death: August 27, 1994Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Margaret Wayne Shemwell
Birth: January 12, 1913 47 38Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 8, 1914Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Randolph Shemwell
Birth: April 12, 1918 53 44Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 17, 2011Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
Family with Virgil Glenn Waggener - View this family
Joseph Taylor “Joe” Waggener
Birth: April 2, 1931 28 22Kentucky, United States
Death: April 4, 2010Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

Dorothy Eleanor Shemwell has 22 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Robert Lee Shemwell - Household

Maiden Alley Benton, Marshall, Ky

Robt L ShemwellheadMW45M13--KYNCTNLawyerGeneral Practice
Willie Q ShemwellwifeFW36M1386KYKYKY
Mary C ShemwelldaughterFW13S---KYKYKY
Helen R ShemwelldaughterFW11S---KYKYKY
Adeline ShemwelldaughterFW8S---KYKYKY
Julia ShemwelldaughterFW4S---KYKYKY
Robt L ShemwellsonMW3S---KYKYKY
Dorothy ShemwelldaughterFW9mS---KYKYKY

Notes: Census says 8 chlidren born 6 living

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Willie Queen Bourland - Household

Maiden Lane Benton Marshall Ky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, WillieheadFW45WKYKYKY
Shemwell, MarydaughterFW22SKYKYKYClerical Worker? Washington ?
Shemwell, HelendaughterFW20SKYKYKYClerical WorkerWashington DC ?
Shemwell, AdelinedaughterFW19SKYKYKY
Shemwell, JuliadaughterFW15SKYKYKY
Shemwell, RobertsonMW13SKYKYKY
Shemwell, DorothydaughterFW11SKYKYKY
Shemwell, AlbertsonMW9SKYKYKY
Shemwell, ElizabethdaughterFW1SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph “Joe” Waggener - Household

Blackford & Wheatcroft Road Webster, Kentucky

Waggener, JosephheadMW55M23KYKYKYFarmerGeneral
Waggener, AlicewifeFW48M16KYKYKY
Waggener, VirgilsonMW25M24KYKYKYSchool TeacherPublic School
Waggener, Dorothydaughter in lawFW21M20KYKYKYSchool TeacherPublic School