The Shemwell Family

Cook and Thomas Portrait

Mary Margaret Cook1870

Mary Margaret Cook
Given names
Mary Margaret
Married name
Mary Margaret Brown
Birth February 1870 32 34
Birth of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
April 11, 1870 (Age 2 months)
Death of a fatherAndrew Cook
April 1870 (Age 2 months)
Census July 29, 1870 (Age 5 months)
Note: Mary Margaret is listed as Sarah E Cook. No Mary in the 1870 Census and no Sarah in 1880.. They should have been in both, then Sarah disappears. Jane says in the 1900 Census she has 8 children born 6 living.
Marriage of a parentAndrew ThomasMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
before 1873 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a half-sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
February 29, 1876 (Age 6 years)
Marriage of a parentCornelius CornineMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 13, 1878 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 10 years)
Death of a half-sisterNancy Jane Cook
before August 1880 (Age 10 years)
MarriageJames H BrownView this family
August 29, 1887 (Age 17 years)
Divorce filedJames H BrownView this family
September 8, 1894 (Age 24 years)

Note: He states that his wife left him on September 1 1889
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a half-sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
August 22, 1915 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 46 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 47 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 motherMary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell
March 31, 1920 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Old Age
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 59 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a half-brotherEverett Fielding Cook
April 16, 1931 (Age 61 years)
Cause: chronic myocarditis
Death of a sisterGeorgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
December 27, 1941 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 71 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 half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
September 6, 1949 (Age 79 years)
Burial of a half-brotherRichard “Dick” Thomas
September 6, 1949 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Summit View Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 79 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 half-brotherJohn William “J.W.” Cook
December 2, 1954 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 75 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. -

Last change March 27, 202211:59:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 11, 1866Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
-18 months
elder sister
Cook and Thomas PortraitGeorgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
Birth: March 12, 1865 27 29Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 27, 1941Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
5 years
Mother’s family with Fielding Cook - View this family
Marriage: December 14, 1854Cooper, Missouri, United States
1 month
4 years
Nancy Jane Cook
Birth: 1857 22 21Missouri, United States
Death: before August 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
3 years
John William - Mary Emma CookJohn William “J.W.” Cook
Birth: April 4, 1860 25 24Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: December 2, 1954Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
2 years
Mother’s family with Andrew Thomas - View this family
Marriage: before 1873
-3 years
6 years
Amanda Ellen ThomasAmanda Ellen Thomas
Birth: February 29, 1876 38 40Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: August 22, 1915Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
Mother’s family with Cornelius Cornine - View this family
Marriage: September 13, 1878Cooper, Missouri, United States
Family with James H Brown - View this family
Marriage: August 29, 1887Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Divorce filed: September 8, 1894

Mary Margaret Cook has 12 first cousins recorded