The Shemwell Family

Beryl A “Burlie” ShemwellAge: 76 years19081985

Beryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
Given names
Beryl A
Birth November 19, 1908 26
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a brotherWilbur Shemwell
July 2, 1912 (Age 3 years)
Note: All other data concludes the date in the Kentucky Vital Record Indexes is incorrect –b. I'm almost certain his date of birth is 07/02/1912. - Barry Grogan.
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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn L Shemwell
December 8, 1917 (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 -
Birth of a half-sisterMay Magdalene Staton
May 6, 1919 (Age 10 years)
Death of a half-sisterMay Magdalene Staton
October 10, 1919 (Age 10 years)
Census January 20, 1920 (Age 11 years)
Death of a half-sisterFanny Mitchell
March 25, 1922 (Age 13 years)
Cause: Pulmonary tuberculosis
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 1, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Ruby Waldon Shemwell
March 13, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Georgia Faye Shemwell
February 13, 1938 (Age 29 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 31 years)
Address: Extension of Park St.
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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Patsy L Shemwell
about 1949 (Age 40 years)

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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Martha Faye “Marty” Vincent
June 3, 1958 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sonRuby Waldon Shemwell
December 28, 1961 (Age 53 years)
Death of a motherFrancis Pearl “Fannie” Shemwell
September 23, 1973 (Age 64 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 April 29, 1985 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:37

by: Barry Shemwell
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Not married:
elder brother
Alton Echolas Shemwell
Birth: January 29, 1905 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 20, 1992Palm Beach, Florida, United States
4 years
Beryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
Birth: November 19, 1908 26Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1985Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with William Thomas “Tom” Mitchell - View this family
Marriage: June 1, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 months
Fanny Mitchell
Birth: October 12, 1898 19 16Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 25, 1922Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Grover Cleveland Staton - View this family
May Magdalene Staton
Birth: May 6, 1919 26 37Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 10, 1919Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Frank Banovic - View this family
Family with Clara Pauline Calvert - View this family
Beryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
Birth: November 19, 1908 26Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1985Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Ruby Waldon Shemwell
Birth: March 13, 1935 26 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 28, 1961Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Georgia Faye Shemwell
Birth: February 13, 1938 29 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 7, 2015New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States

Beryl A “Burlie” Shemwell has 4 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (4)

Parents John William T Tate + Rosa L Shemwell
1Bryan Elmer Tate18961971
3Bernice B Tate19051987
4Buell Eckless Tate19081981
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John L. Shemwell - Household

Bevier, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

John L. ShemwellheadMW55MWd--KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Francis Pearl ShemwelldaughterFW28SWd33KYKYKY
Fanny ShemwellgranddaughterFW13S---KYKYKY
Alton ShemwellgrandsonMW5S---KYKYKY
Beryl ShemwellgrandsonMW14mS---KYKYKY

Notes: Living with Fannie - both are widowed

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Grover O Staton - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Staton, GroverheadMW26MKYKYKYHostler?Coal mine
Staton, PearlwifeFW37MKYKYKY
Shemwell, AltonsonMW16SKYKYKY
Shemwell, BurliesonMW11SKYKYKY
Shemwell, WilbursonMW6SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Francis Pearl Shemwell - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Ky

Pearl ShemwellheadFW48W16KYKYKY
Burley ShemwellsonMW21M-KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mines
Wilbur ShemwellsonMW17S-KYKYKYBox MakerBox Factory

Notes: S. 3rd. St.

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Beryl Shemwell - Household

Moorman, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Shemwell, BurlieheadMW30KYLaborerRoad B. - ???
Shemwell, ClarawifeFW25KYX
Shemwell, Ruby W.sonMW5KY
Shemwell, Georgia F.daughterFW2KY

Notes: Extension of Park St. out of Central City