The Shemwell Family

Thomas Morton Clardy tombstone

Thomas Morton ClardyAge: 79 years18581937

Thomas Morton Clardy
Given names
Thomas Morton
Birth November 11, 1858 44 35
Farmer/store owner

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 8, 1860 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Clardy
1864 (Age 5 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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 8 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 8 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 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 -
Death of a sisterElizabeth Clardy
before 1870 (Age 11 years)

Census June 25, 1870 (Age 11 years)
Death of a sisterAlice Olivia Clardy
November 20, 1871 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Daniel “Joe” Clardy
January 22, 1886 (Age 27 years)
MarriageNannie Electra KillebrewView this family
December 28, 1886 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Geneva Clardy
December 1887 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2Joseph Samuel Clardy
October 21, 1890 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherEmily Ellen Shemwell
July 30, 1893 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Willie May Clardy
July 15, 1894 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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 daughter
#4Ethel Clardy
March 1900 (Age 41 years)

Census June 16, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Death of a wifeNannie Electra Killebrew
January 27, 1904 (Age 45 years)

MarriageWillie Gertrude CarterView this family
November 20, 1904 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5LaRue Constance Clardy
January 10, 1906 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#6Maurice Darrell Clardy
1909 (Age 50 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a son
#7Martin Cook Clardy
1912 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Dorothy Elizabeth Clardy
October 18, 1915 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 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 58 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 59 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 February 12, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Death of a sisterAthalia E Clardy
March 13, 1923 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childRaymond Hill ShraderLaRue Constance ClardyView this family
September 21, 1924 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 71 years)
Death of a daughterWillie May Clardy
February 10, 1932 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherJames Harrison “Henry” Clardy
February 29, 1932 (Age 73 years)
Death November 22, 1937 (Age 79 years)
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Powell Cemetery
Last change August 31, 201919:38:43

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 7, 1841Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder sister
Alice Olivia Clardy
Birth: October 19, 1845 31 22Tennessee, United States
Death: November 20, 1871
18 months
elder sister
Athalia E Clardy
Birth: May 1, 1847 33 23Tennessee, United States
Death: March 13, 1923Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
3 years
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
Ellen C Clardy
Birth: February 22, 1852 38 28Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 2, 1855Christian, Kentucky, United States
7 years
6 years
younger sister
Family with Nannie Electra Killebrew - View this family
Marriage: December 28, 1886Stewart, Tennessee, United States
1 year
Geneva Clardy
Birth: December 1887 29 26Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Joseph Samuel Clardy
Birth: October 21, 1890 31 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Willie May Clardy
Birth: July 15, 1894 35 33Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 10, 1932Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
6 years
Family with Willie Gertrude Carter - View this family
Marriage: November 20, 1904Stewart, Tennessee, United States
14 months
4 years
4 years
4 years
Dorothy Elizabeth Clardy
Birth: October 18, 1915 56 37Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 24, 2005

Thomas Morton Clardy has 49 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (49)

Parents Allen J “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolan Lassiter
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
2Iowa Shemwell18601905
5Mary Ann Shemwell18651936
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Martha Sinnot
1Elizabeth Shemwell18381901
3Frank H Shemwell18441885
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932