The Shemwell Family

Edgar Ellis ShemwellAge: 71 years18931964

Edgar Ellis Shemwell
Given names
Edgar Ellis
Birth August 22, 1893 34 26
Birth of a sisterRuth Boyd Shemwell
December 26, 1897 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 4 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 brotherHerbert Hobson Shemwell
April 2, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Census June 4, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Conrad Shemwell
November 19, 1904 (Age 11 years)
Cause: Accidental Shooting
Death of a fatherLynn Boyd Shemwell
December 20, 1906 (Age 13 years)
Cause: Stroke/Exposure
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah E Williamson
September 10, 1913 (Age 20 years)
Cause: Old Age
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageEdna M EdwardsView this family
October 17, 1918 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 23 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 24 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 -
Death of a sisterRuth Boyd Shemwell
April 15, 1919 (Age 25 years)
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Marjorie Nell Shemwell
March 16, 1921 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 18, 1930 (Age 36 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 48 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 56 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 motherMargaret M “Maggie” Reid
October 1, 1958 (Age 65 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 52 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 September 24, 1964 (Age 71 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Symsonia Cemetery
Last change May 4, 201913:44:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1882
3 years
elder sister
Pernie Lee Shemwell2Pernie Lee Shemwell
Birth: September 12, 1884 25 17Kentucky, United States
Death: January 1, 1970Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Joseph Conrad Shemwell
Birth: December 8, 1887 28 20Kentucky, United States
Death: November 19, 1904Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder sister
Verna Belle Shemwell
Birth: September 12, 1889 30 22Kentucky, United States
Death: January 8, 1970Kentucky, United States
4 years
4 years
younger sister
Ruth Boyd Shemwell
Birth: December 26, 1897 38 31Kentucky, United States
Death: April 15, 1919Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
Herbert Hobson Shemwell
Birth: April 2, 1900 40 33Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 8, 1966McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Family with Edna M Edwards - View this family
Edna M Edwards
Birth: 1898Kentucky, United States
Death: December 17, 1988McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: October 17, 1918McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Marjorie Nell WynnMarjorie Nell Shemwell
Birth: March 16, 1921 27 23Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 22, 2011Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States

Edgar Ellis Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded