The Shemwell Family

Minnie J Age: 81 years18761957

Name
Minnie J
Given names
Minnie J
Married name
Minnie J Shemwell
Married name
Minnie J Meeks
Birth 1876
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageWilliam MeeksView this family
estimated 1897 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Minerva Elizabeth Meeks
1897 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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 daughter
#2Irma B Meeks
estimated 1900 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3William A Meeks
estimated 1902 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Clara F Meeks
1905 (Age 29 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Civil marriageGeorge Washington ShemwellView this family
April 18, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5Howard Riley Shemwell
September 30, 1911 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Clyde William “Curly” Ridge
1914 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 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 41 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 42 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/
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 53 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 1, 1930 (Age 54 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Death of a husbandGeorge Washington Shemwell
January 28, 1942 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 65 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 sonHoward Riley Shemwell
1950 (Age 74 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 grandsonClyde William “Curly” Ridge
1953 (Age 77 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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 1957 (Age 81 years)

Burial
Cemetery: IOOF Cemetery
Last change April 27, 201716:49:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with George Washington Shemwell - View this family
husband
George Washington Shemwell
Birth: September 17, 1874 49 36Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1942Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States
herself
Marriage: April 18, 1910New Madrid, Missouri, United States
17 months
son
Family with William Meeks - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: estimated 1897
1 year
daughter
4 years
daughter
3 years
son
4 years
daughter

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

St John, New Madrid, Missouri, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
George W. ShemwellheadMW33M0--KYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW36M074MOINMS
Minerva E Meeksstep-daughterFW12S---MOTXMO
Irma B Meeksstep-daughterFW10S---MOTXMO
William A Meeksstep-sonMW8S---MOTXMO
Clara F Meeksstep-daughterFW4S---MOTXMO

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Filmore St. Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
George ShemwellheadMW45MKYNCTN???mansteamboat?
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW43MMOINMS
Clara MeeksdaughterFW13SMOTXMO
Howard ShemwellsonMW8SMOKYMO
Clyde RidgegrandsonMW5SLAMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Geo ShemwellheadMW56M35KYKYKYWatchmanGravel Co.
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW55M18KYMOMO
Minerva Ridgestep-daughterFW32D15MOMOKY
Howard ShemwellsonMW18S-MOKYKY
Clyde Ridgegrand-sonMW15S-LAMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
George W ShemwellheadMW65KY
Minnie J ShemwellwifeFW63MO
Howard R ShemwellsonMW28MOMachine OperatorWood Mill
Clara F Meeksstep-daughterFW34MO

Notes: Clara is Divorced