The Shemwell Family

Earl ShemwellAge: 84 years18901975

Earl Shemwell
Given names
Birth December 30, 1890 28 21
Birth of a brotherByron Shemwell
June 1893 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherIsaac Shemwell
February 4, 1894 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherHoke Adley Shemwell
February 1895 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherRollie Theron Shemwell
February 6, 1897 (Age 6 years)
Death of a brotherHoke Adley Shemwell
October 14, 1897 (Age 6 years)

Note: died as an infant of 2 years and 8 months.
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 maternal grandfatherFletcher Reed Hathcock
February 8, 1899 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterIdella Shemwell
June 10, 1899 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
February 27, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherIsaac Reed Shemwell
September 29, 1901 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherHomer Acton Shemwell
October 26, 1904 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Albin Shemwell
July 9, 1906 (Age 15 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a sisterEunice Lorraine Shemwell
March 6, 1911 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Jane Edwards
March 30, 1911 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Uval Zelna Shemwell
October 31, 1913 (Age 22 years)
Note: There was also a record indicating birth: January 25, 1914
Birth of a son
#2Nevil Shemwell
October 31, 1913 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sonUval Zelna Shemwell
January 25, 1914 (Age 23 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Halla Mae Shemwell
November 21, 1917 (Age 26 years)
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 -
Birth of a daughter
#4Genevieve V Shemwell
December 17, 1919 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sonNevil Shemwell
before 1920 (Age 29 years)

Census January 15, 1920 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 13, 1930 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Betty Louise Shemwell
March 2, 1939 (Age 48 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Vance Stanley
January 16, 1941 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherHettie Louise Hathcock
July 28, 1941 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Lucille Stanley
November 5, 1942 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Bernard Neal “Little Bill” Belote III
October 25, 1944 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 fatherThomas Alonzo Shemwell
April 15, 1947 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Stephen Curtis “Steve” Doran
August 13, 1947 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Tommy Neal Stanley
December 7, 1948 (Age 57 years)
Death of a grandsonTommy Neal Stanley
December 16, 1948 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherByron Shemwell
February 21, 1952 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 sisterVerna Belle Shemwell
August 30, 1955 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
April 14, 1960 (Age 69 years)
Death of a grandsonStanley
April 14, 1960 (Age 69 years)
Death of a wifeTommie Hobert McNutt
May 3, 1972 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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. -

Death June 10, 1975 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery: Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery
Last change November 5, 201914:16:05

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 22, 1886
11 months
elder sister
Verna Belle Shemwell
Birth: March 15, 1887 25 17Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1955McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
Perna Shemwell
Birth: April 6, 1889 27 20Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 28, 1975San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
21 months
3 years
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
Hoke Adley Shemwell
Birth: February 1895 32 25Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 14, 1897
2 years
younger brother
Rollie Theron Shemwell
Birth: February 6, 1897 35 27Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 8, 1975St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger sister
Idella Shemwell
Birth: June 10, 1899 37 30Kentucky, United States
Death: 1994Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
Isaac Reed Shemwell
Birth: September 29, 1901 39 32Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1985Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States
3 years
younger brother
Homer Acton Shemwell
Birth: October 26, 1904 42 35Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 10, 1994McCracken, Kentucky, United States
20 months
younger brother
Thomas Albin Shemwell
Birth: July 9, 1906 44 37Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1996Symsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger sister
Eunice Lorraine Shemwell
Birth: March 6, 1911 49 41Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 2000Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Family with Tommie Hobert McNutt - View this family
Uval Zelna Shemwell
Birth: October 31, 1913 22 15Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 25, 1914Graves, Kentucky, United States
Nevil Shemwell
Birth: October 31, 1913 22 15Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1920
4 years
2 years
Betty Louise Shemwell
Birth: March 2, 1939 48 41Hickory Grove, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 22, 2000Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States

Earl Shemwell has 23 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Alonzo Shemwell - Household

Dist. 8 Graves,Kentucky, USA

Thomas A ShemwellHeadWMFeb 186238M14--KYNCTNFarmer
Hettie L ShemwellwifeWFMar 186931M1476KYKYKY
Verna ShemwelldaughterWFMar 188713S---KYKYKY
Perna ShemwelldaughterWFApr 188911S---KYKYKY
Earl ShemwellsonWMDec 18909S---KYKYKYfarm laborer
Byron ShemwellsonWMJun 18937S---KYKYKY
Rollie T ShemwellsonWMFeb 18973S---KYKYKY
Idella ShemwelldaughterWFJun 189911mS---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Alonzo Shemwell - Household

Farmington Rd. Graves, Kentucky

Thomas A ShemwellheadMW48M24KYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Hettie L ShemwellwifeFW47M24109KYKYKYNone
Verna ShemwelldaughterFW23S00KYKYKYSchool TeacherPublic School
Perna ShemwelldaughterFW21S00KYKYKYNone
Earl ShemwellsonMW19SKYKYKYFarm LaborerWorking Out
Vyson ShemwellsonMW16SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Rollie ShemwellsonMW13SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Idella ShemwelldaughterFW10S00KYKYKYNone
Isaac R ShemwellsonMW8SKYKYKY
Homer A ShemwellsonMW6SKYKYKY
Thomas A ShemwellsonMW3SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Earl Shemwell - Household

Panther Creek, Graves, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, EarlheadMW29MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, HobertwifeFW22MKYKYKY
Shemwell, Halla MdaughterFW2-1mSKYKYKY
Shemwell, GenevievedaughterFW1mSKYKYKY