The Shemwell Family

Herman C Riggins1887

Herman C Riggins
Given names
Herman C
Birth August 1887 58 22
Birth of a brotherHarry T Riggins
November 1889 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 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 1, 1900 (Age 12 years)
Death of a half-sisterAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 20 years)
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 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 29 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 30 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a half-sisterMartha Earl Riggins
July 11, 1936 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 half-brotherWilliam Riggins
April 3, 1954 (Age 66 years)
Burial of a half-brotherWilliam Riggins
April 4, 1954 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery: Hardison Cemetery
Death of a half-brotherThomas Magus Riggins
December 21, 1955 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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. -

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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
2 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Clerinda Maletha Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: December 22, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
2 years
13 months
Annie E Riggins
Birth: January 31, 1857 27 18Tennessee, United States
Death: April 15, 1903Texas, United States
17 months
Martha Earl Riggins
Birth: June 30, 1858 29 19Tennessee, United States
Death: July 11, 1936Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States
8 years
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William M - Household

Dover Town, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

William MRigginsheadMApr 182971M18--TNNCNCFarmer
Allie M …wifeFJul 186534M1876TNTNTN
Herman …sonMAug 188712S---TNTNTN
Harry …sonMNov 188910S---TNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Alice M “Allie” Peele - Household

Pine? Bluff Road Stewart, Tennessee

Riggins, Alice Mrs.headFW44Wd2754TNOwn ??
Riggins, Herman CsonMW22STNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Riggins, Harry TsonMW20STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome Farm