The Shemwell Family

Wilbur Dayton ShemwellAge: 76 years19181994

Name
Wilbur Dayton Shemwell
Given names
Wilbur Dayton
Surname
Shemwell
Birth March 22, 1918 22 20
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

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

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/
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 21 months)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 11 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 1, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterDorothy Mae Shemwell
January 4, 1932 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEudoxia Roberson
December 8, 1933 (Age 15 years)
Cause: lobar pneumonia
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 23 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 31 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 fatherElmo Shemwell
June 10, 1974 (Age 56 years)
Note: Daviess County, Kentucky, USA ???
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 27 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 of a brotherEdwin Neal Shemwell
January 2, 1987 (Age 68 years)
Death of a motherBetty Tucker
July 18, 1989 (Age 71 years)
Death June 8, 1994 (Age 76 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery
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father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
Edwin Neal Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1914 18 16Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 2, 1987Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder brother
James David Shemwell
Birth: June 2, 1916 20 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
22 months
himself
Wilbur Dayton Shemwell
Birth: March 22, 1918 22 20Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 8, 1994Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
14 years
younger sister
Dorothy Mae Shemwell
Birth: January 4, 1932 36 33Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 21, 2018Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States

Wilbur Dayton Shemwell has 2 first cousins recorded

Father's family (2)

Parents Elbert C Shemwell + Della Tucker
2Lenos S Shemwell19182001

Mother's family (0)

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Ky

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
Elmo ShemwellheadMW24SKYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Bettie ShemwellwifeFW21SKYKYKY
Edwin ShemwellsonMW5SKYKYKY
Wilbur ShemwellsonMW1-9mSKYKYKY

Notes: Mother-brother same census

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Elmo ShemwellheadMW34M18KYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Betty TuckerwifeFW32M16KYKYKY
Edwin N ShemwellsonMW15S-KYKYKY
Wilbur D ShemwellsonMW12S-KYKYKY

Notes: Elbert next door

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Magisterial District 2 Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
Elmo ShemwellheadMW44KYMinerCoal mine
Betty TuckerwifeFW42KY
Wilbur D. ShemwellsonMW22KYFarmerFarm
Dorothy ShemwelldaughterFW7KY