The Shemwell Family

Howard Riley ShemwellAge: 38 years19111950

Name
Howard Riley Shemwell
Given names
Howard Riley
Surname
Shemwell
Birth September 30, 1911 37 35
MarriageAgnes V View this family
unknown

Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah E Williamson
September 10, 1913 (Age 23 months)
Cause: Old Age
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 4 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 5 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 6 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 8 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 18 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 18 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Washington Shemwell
January 28, 1942 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 30 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (on the date of death)
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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 34 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 1950 (Age 38 years)

Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
George Washington Shemwell
Birth: September 17, 1874 49 36Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1942Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States
mother
Marriage: April 18, 1910New Madrid, Missouri, United States
17 months
himself
Mother’s family with William Meeks - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1897
1 year
half-sister
4 years
half-sister
3 years
half-brother
4 years
half-sister
Family with Agnes V - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:

Howard Riley Shemwell has 14 first cousins recorded

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