The Shemwell Family

Madie LancasterAge: 51 years18901942

Madie Lancaster
Given names
Married name
Madie Ralls
Birth March 10, 1890 30 27
Birth of a brotherCharles Gilbert Lancaster
January 15, 1893 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Tiner Lancaster
February 22, 1896 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 -
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Death of a sisterZola Lancaster
July 13, 1901 (Age 11 years)
Cause: Suicide
Death of a half-brotherWilliam F Coats
February 13, 1903 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Asthma
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Allen James “Claudy” Ralls Jr.
November 1911 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Opal Alice Ralls
November 9, 1914 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Marjory R Ralls
March 11, 1916 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Clauson
July 8, 1916 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 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 26 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 27 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 -
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4Lawrence F Ralls
July 2, 1921 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5Thomas Walter “Tom” Ralls
April 6, 1924 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonAllen James “Claudy” Ralls Jr.
November 28, 1928 (Age 38 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 40 years)
Death of a fatherFranklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster
December 9, 1936 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sonLawrence F Ralls
November 17, 1937 (Age 47 years)
Cause: Epelepitic Fit
Death of a husbandAllen James Ralls
June 7, 1938 (Age 48 years)
Cause: Heart attack
Burial of a husbandAllen James Ralls
June 8, 1938 (Age 48 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Ralls Cemetery
Marriage of a childDr. Frank Shemwell FarrisMarjory R RallsView this family
October 7, 1938 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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 March 6, 1942 (Age 51 years)

Burial March 7, 1942 (1 day after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Ralls Cemetery
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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 29, 1880
2 years
elder sister
Zola Lancaster
Birth: February 14, 1883 23 20
Death: July 13, 1901Republic, Kansas, United States
10 years
younger brother
Charles Gilbert Lancaster
Birth: January 15, 1893 33 30Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
-6 years
Mother’s family with Coats - View this family
William F Coats
Birth: February 22, 1880 17Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 13, 1903Republic, Kansas, United States
Family with Allen James Ralls - View this family
Allen James “Claudy” Ralls Jr.
Birth: November 1911 31 21Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 28, 1928Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Opal Alice Ralls
Birth: November 9, 1914 34 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1964Stewart, Tennessee, United States
16 months
Shemwell Oak Grove CemeteryMarjory R Ralls
Birth: March 11, 1916 36 26Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 25, 1958McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Lawrence F Ralls
Birth: July 2, 1921 41 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 17, 1937Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Thomas Walter “Tom” Ralls
Birth: April 6, 1924 44 34Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 9, 1976Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Madie Lancaster has 44 first cousins recorded

Father's family (38)

Parents William Clauson Lancaster + Martha Ann Carney
Parents William Howell Sikes Jr. + Nancy Ann Lancaster
3Torence Sikes18731880
4Ida Florence Sikes18741934
5Ollie B Sikes18761951
7George Alex Sikes18811943
9Lydia Sallie Sikes18881971
10William Henry Sikes18901957
Parents Nelson Alexander Lancaster + Angeline “Annie” Henley
Parents Joseph Elijah Lancaster + Susan Buckingham
Parents Joseph Elijah Lancaster + Nancy Ann Bell
Parents Granville D Davis + Ellen Lancaster
2Ida Gwin Davis19031992
Parents Robert Lee Lancaster + Effie Jane Fitzhugh
2Wesley Lancaster19001900
4Mary Lea Lancaster19041983
Parents William C Carney + Eva Lee Lancaster
2May Carney1907
3John Carney1908