The Shemwell Family

William Isom TomerlinAge: 84 years18501935

William Isom Tomerlin
Given names
William Isom
Birth December 25, 1850
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 years)

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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageNannie H SherrodView this family
October 30, 1884 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lola T Tomerlin
February 4, 1886 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Gertrude E “Gertie” Tomerlin
August 31, 1887 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#3Oscar O Tomerlin
March 25, 1889 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#4Caskey Lewis Tomerlin
July 5, 1891 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#5Walton W Tomerlin
March 12, 1893 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Cora “Cokie” Tomerlin
November 27, 1896 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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 -
Birth of a son
#7William Henry “Willie” Tomerlin
December 24, 1898 (Age 47 years)
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childJoesph Newton CrowderLola T TomerlinView this family
1902 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Beulah Tomerlin
June 4, 1903 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a son
#9Winford Dudley Tomerlin
1909 (Age 58 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childIrvin Luther RigginsGertrude E “Gertie” TomerlinView this family
December 7, 1916 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 67 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 granddaughter
#1Margaret Louise Riggins
July 27, 1919 (Age 68 years)
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Oscar “Jim” Tomerlin
August 10, 1921 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3George William Riggins
September 18, 1922 (Age 71 years)

Death of a grandsonGeorge William Riggins
September 19, 1922 (Age 71 years)

Death of a sonWilliam Henry “Willie” Tomerlin
January 11, 1923 (Age 72 years)

Cause: diabetes mellitus
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 78 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a wifeNannie H Sherrod
March 15, 1934 (Age 83 years)
Cause: myocarditis; nephritis; ruptured cerebral artery followed cardio block
Burial of a wifeNannie H Sherrod
March 17, 1934 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death December 22, 1935 (Age 84 years)
Burial December 25, 1935 (3 days after death)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change April 6, 201816:30:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Nannie H Sherrod - View this family
Marriage: October 30, 1884Todd, Kentucky, United States
15 months
Lola T Tomerlin
Birth: February 4, 1886 35 16Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1962Todd, Kentucky, United States
19 months
19 months
Oscar O Tomerlin
Birth: March 25, 1889 38 19Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 10, 1950Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States
2 years
Caskey Lewis Tomerlin
Birth: July 5, 1891 40 22Kentucky, United States
Death: May 27, 1959Christian, Kentucky, United States
20 months
Walton W Tomerlin
Birth: March 12, 1893 42 23Kentucky, United States
Death: 1968Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States
4 years
Cora “Cokie” Tomerlin
Birth: November 27, 1896 45 27Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 27, 1974Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
4 years
Beulah Tomerlin
Birth: June 4, 1903 52 34Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 29, 1995Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
7 years
Winford Dudley Tomerlin
Birth: 1909 58 39Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 16, 1936Fresno, California, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Isom Tomerlin - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Tomerlin, William IheadWMDec185049M15TNNCNCFarmer
Tomerlin, Nannie HwifeWFApr186931M1577KYKYKY
Tomerlin, LoliedaughterWFFeb188614SKYTNKY
Tomerlin, GertiedaughterWFAug188712SKYTNKY
Tomerlin, OscarsonWMMar188911SKYTNKYFarm laborer
Tomerlin, CaskeysonWMJul18918SKYTNKY
Tomerlin, WaltonsonWMMar18937SKYTNKY
Tomerlin, CocadaughterWFNov18963SKYTNKY
Tomerlin, WilliesonWMDec18981SKYTNKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Isom Tomerlin - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Tomerlin, William IheadMW59M127TNNCNCFarmerGeneral farm
Tomerlin, Nannie HwifeFW41M127KYKYKY
Tomerlin, GertiedaughterFW22SKYKYKY
Tomerlin, Oscar OsonMW21SKYKYKY
Tomerlin, Caskey LsonMW18SKYKYKY
Tomerlin, Walton WsonMW17SKYKYKYIn School
Tomerlin, CoradaughterFW13SKYKYKYIn School
Tomerlin, WilliesonMW11SKYKYKYFarm LaborHome farm
Tomerlin, BeulahdaughterFW7SKYKYKY
Tomerlin, WinfredsonMW10mSKYKYKYFarm LaborHome farm

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Isom Tomerlin - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Tomerlin, WilliamheadMW69MKYNCKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Tomerlin, NanniewifeFW50MKYKYKY
Tomerlin, WaltonsonMW26SKYKYKY
Tomerlin, WilliesonMW21SKYKYKY
Tomerlin, BeulahdaughterFW16SKYKYKY
Tomerlin, WinfordsonMW10SKYKYKY