The Shemwell Family

Gertrude E “Gertie” TomerlinAge: 73 years18871960

Name
Gertrude E “Gertie” Tomerlin
Given names
Gertrude E
Surname
Tomerlin
Married name
Gertrude E Riggins
Nickname
Gertie
Birth August 31, 1887 36 18
Birth of a brotherOscar O Tomerlin
March 25, 1889 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a brotherCaskey Lewis Tomerlin
July 5, 1891 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWalton W Tomerlin
March 12, 1893 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterCora “Cokie” Tomerlin
November 27, 1896 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 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 brotherWilliam Henry “Willie” Tomerlin
December 24, 1898 (Age 11 years)
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterBeulah Tomerlin
June 4, 1903 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherWinford Dudley Tomerlin
1909 (Age 21 years)
Census April 2, 1910 (Age 22 years)
MarriageIrvin Luther RigginsView this family
December 7, 1916 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 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 29 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 30 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 maternal grandfatherFinis Washington Sherrod
April 30, 1919 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Margaret Louise Riggins
July 27, 1919 (Age 31 years)
Census January 12, 1920 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#2George William Riggins
September 18, 1922 (Age 35 years)

Death of a sonGeorge William Riggins
September 19, 1922 (Age 35 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Henry “Willie” Tomerlin
January 11, 1923 (Age 35 years)

Cause: diabetes mellitus
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
August 16, 1924 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 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 April 16, 1930 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherNannie H Sherrod
March 15, 1934 (Age 46 years)
Cause: myocarditis; nephritis; ruptured cerebral artery followed cardio block
Death of a fatherWilliam Isom Tomerlin
December 22, 1935 (Age 48 years)
Death of a brotherWinford Dudley Tomerlin
June 16, 1936 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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 brotherOscar O Tomerlin
January 10, 1950 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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
Death of a brotherCaskey Lewis Tomerlin
May 27, 1959 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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 October 16, 1960 (Age 73 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202013:55:22

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 30, 1884Todd, Kentucky, United States
15 months
elder sister
Lola T Tomerlin
Birth: February 4, 1886 35 16Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1962Todd, Kentucky, United States
19 months
herself
19 months
younger brother
Oscar O Tomerlin
Birth: March 25, 1889 38 19Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 10, 1950Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States
2 years
younger brother
Caskey Lewis Tomerlin
Birth: July 5, 1891 40 22Kentucky, United States
Death: May 27, 1959Christian, Kentucky, United States
20 months
younger brother
Walton W Tomerlin
Birth: March 12, 1893 42 23Kentucky, United States
Death: 1968Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States
4 years
younger sister
Cora “Cokie” Tomerlin
Birth: November 27, 1896 45 27Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 27, 1974Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Beulah Tomerlin
Birth: June 4, 1903 52 34Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 29, 1995Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
7 years
younger brother
Winford Dudley Tomerlin
Birth: 1909 58 39Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 16, 1936Fresno, California, United States
Family with Irvin Luther Riggins - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: December 7, 1916Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
Margaret Louise Riggins
Birth: July 27, 1919 33 31Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 1, 2004Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son

Gertrude E “Gertie” Tomerlin has 15 first cousins recorded

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

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
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

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
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 - Irvin L Riggins - Household

Adairville, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Riggins, IrvinheadMW33MKYTNTNFarmerHome farm
Riggins, GertrudewifeFW32MKYTNKY
Riggins, MargaretdaughterFW6mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Irvin Riggins - Household

Adairville, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Riggins, Irvin LheadMW44M31KYKYTNFarmerGeneral farm
Riggins, Gertrude EwifeFW43M30KYTNKY
Riggins, Margaret LdaughterFW10SKYKYKY