The Shemwell Family

Bud & Willie Slaughter, Unknown, Unknown, Herschel Shemwell

Willie Lee ParchmanAge: 50 years18961946

Willie Lee Parchman
Given names
Willie Lee
Married name
Willie Lee Slaughter
Also known as
Willie Mae Slaughter
Birth 1896 42 39
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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 -
MarriageDuncan Eve “Bud” SlaughterView this family
July 14, 1914 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Herman Leon Slaughter
December 10, 1914 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#2Ruby Lee Slaughter
September 2, 1917 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 21 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 22 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 daughter
#3Mary Louise Slaughter
1920 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4Philip Slaughter
November 13, 1921 (Age 25 years)
Death of a daughterMary Louise Slaughter
1923 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5Howard Leonard Slaughter
August 1, 1924 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherLeonard B Parchman
March 18, 1926 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Nora Geneva Slaughter
April 17, 1927 (Age 31 years)
Death of a daughterNora Geneva Slaughter
October 19, 1928 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 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 34 years)
Death of a motherLenora N “Nora” Seay
June 14, 1930 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sisterEmma Parchman
June 15, 1933 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Herman Leon Slaughter Jr
November 12, 1935 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sisterStella May Parchman
January 22, 1937 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam H “Peck” ReevesRuby Lee SlaughterView this family
May 1, 1938 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Harvel Dale Reeves
November 12, 1938 (Age 42 years)
Census April 3, 1940 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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 husbandDuncan Eve “Bud” Slaughter
March 2, 1946 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Suicide- shot himself in the head
Note: Looks like he shot his wife Willie in the abdomen (she died a few days later) then committed suicide.

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 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 March 4, 1946 (Age 50 years)
Cause of death: Gunshot Wound to the Abdomen

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: McMillan Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Leonard B Parchman
Birth: October 22, 1853Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 18, 1926Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: December 26, 1876Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
10 years
elder sister
Stella May Parchman
Birth: November 17, 1886 33 30Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 22, 1937Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
5 years
elder sister
Emma Parchman
Birth: March 10, 1892 38 35Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 15, 1933Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
5 years
Family with Duncan Eve “Bud” Slaughter - View this family
Marriage: July 14, 1914Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Ruby Lee Slaughter
Birth: September 2, 1917 24 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 25, 1993Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
3 years
Mary Louise Slaughter
Birth: 1920 27 24Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1923Houston, Tennessee, United States
22 months
Philip Slaughter
Birth: November 13, 1921 29 25Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 27, 2014Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
-7 years
10 years
Leonard H SlaughterHoward Leonard Slaughter
Birth: August 1, 1924 31 28Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 18, 2008Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Nora Geneva Slaughter
Birth: April 17, 1927 34 31Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 19, 1928Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States

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