The Shemwell Family

Richard “Dick” ThomasAge: 79 years18701949

Name
Richard “Dick” Thomas
Given names
Richard
Surname
Thomas
Nickname
Dick
Birth April 11, 1870 32 34
Marriage of parentsAndrew ThomasMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
before 1873 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
February 29, 1876 (Age 5 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 10 years)
Death of a half-sisterNancy Jane Cook
before August 1880 (Age 10 years)
MarriageMary Catherine GrossView this family
March 17, 1896 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1Leo Martin Thomas
August 22, 1897 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 27 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
DivorceMary Catherine GrossView this family
before 1906 (Age 35 years)
MarriageMary Geneva “Mamie” RussellView this family
July 28, 1906 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Goldie Thomas
May 8, 1907 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#3Everett Guy Thomas
February 21, 1910 (Age 39 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Marjorie Ellen Thomas
August 25, 1913 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sisterAmanda Ellen Thomas
August 22, 1915 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childLeo Martin ThomasHazel B BelvealView this family
October 28, 1916 (Age 46 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a motherMary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell
March 31, 1920 (Age 49 years)
Cause: Old Age
Marriage of a childPaul McDonaldGoldie ThomasView this family
July 7, 1923 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childLeo Martin ThomasRoxie Anna BaileyView this family
July 23, 1929 (Age 59 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census May 1, 1930 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Dawn Fredrick Williams
November 22, 1930 (Age 60 years)
Death of a half-brotherEverett Fielding Cook
April 16, 1931 (Age 61 years)
Cause: chronic myocarditis
Census April 17, 1940 (Age 70 years)
Death of a half-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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death September 6, 1949 (Age 79 years)
Burial September 6, 1949 (on the date of death)
Cemetery: Summit View Cemetery
Last change May 31, 202012:03:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1873
-3 years
himself
6 years
younger sister
Mother’s family with Fielding Cook - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: December 14, 1854Cooper, Missouri, United States
1 month
half-brother
4 years
half-sister
Nancy Jane Cook
Birth: 1857 22 21Missouri, United States
Death: before August 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
3 years
half-brother
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
half-brother
Mother’s family with Andrew Cook - View this family
step-father
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 Cornelius Cornine - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: September 13, 1878Cooper, Missouri, United States
Family with Mary Catherine Gross - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: March 17, 1896Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
Divorce: before 1906Oklahoma, United States
17 months
son
Leo Martin Thomas
Birth: August 22, 1897 27 22Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
Death: March 6, 1970Chetopa, Labette, Kansas, United States
Family with Mary Geneva “Mamie” Russell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 28, 1906Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
9 months
daughter
Goldie Thomas
Birth: May 8, 1907 37 33Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
Death: December 5, 1956Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
son
Everett Guy Thomas
Birth: February 21, 1910 39 35Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
Death: May 30, 1990Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States
4 years
daughter
Marjorie Ellen Thomas
Birth: August 25, 1913 43 39Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
Death: November 1, 1989Del City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States
Francis A Eiel + Mary Geneva “Mamie” Russell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: 1892Minnesota, United States
3 years
step-son
7 years
step-daughter

Richard “Dick” Thomas has 8 first cousins recorded

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

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Richard “Dick” Thomas - Household

Pine Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Thomas, RichardheadMW40M24MOPNMOCook
Thomas, ManniewifeFW36M2444KYKYIN
Thomas, GoldiedaughterFW2SOKMOKY
Thomas, EverettsonMW0SOKMOKY
Eiel, Archiestep sonMW16SIAMOKY
Eiel, Gladysstep daughterFW10SMNMOKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Richard “Dick” Thomas - Household

East Lincoln Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Thomas, RichardheadMW46DMOMSARCookRestaurant

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Richard “Dick” Thomas - Household

E Clulord Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Thomas, DickXheadMW66WdMOSame PLace
Griffin, Isabellehalf-sisterFW78WdMOSame PLace