The Shemwell Family

John William “J.W.” CookAge: 94 years18601954

Name
John William “J.W.” Cook
Given names
John William
Surname
Cook
Nickname
J.W.
Birth April 4, 1860 25 24
Census July 23, 1860 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a brotherEverett Fielding Cook
September 16, 1862 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherFielding Cook
December 28, 1864 (Age 4 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Note: Prisoner of War
Birth of a half-sisterGeorgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
March 12, 1865 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 11 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Marriage of a parentAndrew CookMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
September 11, 1866 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a half-sisterMary Margaret Cook
February 1870 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
April 11, 1870 (Age 10 years)
Census July 29, 1870 (Age 10 years)
Marriage of a parentAndrew ThomasMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
before 1873 (Age 12 years)

Birth of a half-sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
February 29, 1876 (Age 15 years)
Marriage of a parentCornelius CornineMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 13, 1878 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Cook
before August 1880 (Age 20 years)
Religious marriageMary Emma CornineView this family
August 23, 1885 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1Claude M Cook
February 1, 1887 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Irene A Cook
December 26, 1891 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3Walter Herbert Cook
October 8, 1896 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#1Claude Leroy Cook
April 12, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childClaude M CookMinnie May MosherView this family
October 9, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Alexander CuthbertIrene A CookView this family
May 8, 1912 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2George Waldon Cook
August 31, 1912 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3James Cook Cuthbert
April 17, 1913 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Herbert Isaiah Cook
October 23, 1914 (Age 54 years)
Death of a half-sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
August 22, 1915 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sonClaude M Cook
December 16, 1916 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#5Cecil Everett Cook
January 20, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Fay Elizabeth Cuthbert
November 21, 1917 (Age 57 years)
Death of a granddaughterFay Elizabeth Cuthbert
December 7, 1917 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

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 (Age 57 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Marriage of a childWalter Herbert CookMarie Blanche RousselView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 17, 1919 (Age 58 years)
Note: WWII French War Bride
Birth of a grandson
#7John Leland Cuthbert
February 20, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Death of a motherMary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell
March 31, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Old Age
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Antoinette Yvonne “Toni” Cook
January 26, 1921 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Paulette Albertine Cook
October 24, 1922 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Mack Kenneth Cuthbert
August 30, 1925 (Age 65 years)
Death of a grandsonMack Kenneth Cuthbert
April 23, 1926 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Jacqueline Blanche Cook
May 14, 1926 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 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
Death of a brotherEverett Fielding Cook
April 16, 1931 (Age 71 years)
Cause: chronic myocarditis
Death of a half-sisterGeorgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
December 27, 1941 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 81 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
Death of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
September 6, 1949 (Age 89 years)
Burial of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
September 6, 1949 (Age 89 years)
Cemetery: Summit View Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 89 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 85 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 December 2, 1954 (Age 94 years)
Last change June 7, 201915:51:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 14, 1854Cooper, Missouri, United States
1 month
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
Nancy Jane Cook
Birth: 1857 22 21Missouri, United States
Death: before August 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
3 years
himself
John William “J.W.” Cook
Birth: April 4, 1860 25 24Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: December 2, 1954Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
2 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Andrew Cook - View this family
uncle
mother
Marriage: September 11, 1866Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
-18 months
half-sister
Georgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
Birth: March 12, 1865 27 29Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 27, 1941Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
5 years
half-sister
Mother’s family with Andrew Thomas - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: before 1873
-3 years
half-brother
6 years
half-sister
Mother’s family with Cornelius Cornine - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: September 13, 1878Cooper, Missouri, United States
Family with Mary Emma Cornine - View this family
himself
John William “J.W.” Cook
Birth: April 4, 1860 25 24Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: December 2, 1954Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
wife
Marriage: August 23, 1885Pettis, Missouri, United States
17 months
son
5 years
daughter
5 years
son

John William “J.W.” Cook has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Fielding Cook - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Phalon Cookhead25MWFarmerIN
Mary J Cookwife24FWMO
J T Cookson6MWMO
Nancy J Cookdaughter3FWMO
John W Mson4mMWMO
Andrew Cookbrother?22MWFarm LaborerIN
Ira Cookbrother?22MWFarm LaborerIN

Are Andrew & Ira Fielding's brothers -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Nancy Jane Shemwell - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Cook, Janehead34FWKeeping HouseMO
Cook, Miltonson15MWWorks On FarmMO
Cook, Nancydaughter13FWMO
Cook, William Nson11MWMO
Cook, Fielding Eson9MWMO
Cook, Georgeann Jdaughter4FWMO
Cook, Sarah Edaughter4mFWMOFeb

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Nancy Jane Shemwell - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper, MO

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Jane CornineWF40headM-Keeps houseMOKYKY
William N. CookWM20sonS-Works out by the dayMOINMO
Everett H. CookWM17sonS-Works out by the dayMOINMO
Georgeann I. CookWF14daughterS-At HomeMOINMO
Mary M. CookWM11sonS-At HomeMOINMO
Richard ThomasWM7sonS-At HomeMOTNMO
Amanda E. ThomasWF5daughterS-At HomeMOTNMO

Notes: parted from her husband