The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Ellen “Eliza” JarvisAge: 77 years18621940

Name
Elizabeth Ellen “Eliza” Jarvis
Given names
Elizabeth Ellen
Surname
Jarvis
Married name
Elizabeth Ellen Shemwell
Nickname
Eliza
Nickname
Lizzie
Birth April 29, 1862 42
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a fatherElijah Jarvis
May 4, 1880 (Age 18 years)
MarriageSamuel M ShemwellView this family
March 3, 1889 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lettie V Shemwell
June 21, 1892 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Census April 6, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Herbert YontsLettie V ShemwellView this family
December 27, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Murl Wilbur Yonts
September 26, 1911 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mildred Virginia Yonts
October 2, 1913 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Harold Ray Yonts
May 26, 1915 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#4Lennis Paul Yonts
May 29, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonLennis Paul Yonts
August 31, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 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 55 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 20, 1920 (Age 57 years)
Death of a daughterLettie V Shemwell
January 23, 1922 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Tuberculous of Lungs
Burial of a daughterLettie V Shemwell
1922 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 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 18, 1930 (Age 67 years)
Death of a husbandSamuel M Shemwell
August 17, 1935 (Age 73 years)
Death March 2, 1940 (Age 77 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Miller & Piper Cemetery
Last change July 31, 201711:34:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Elijah Jarvis
Birth: 1820Kentucky, United States
Death: May 4, 1880Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
herself
Elizabeth Ellen “Eliza” Jarvis
Birth: April 29, 1862 42Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1940Bellevue, Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Family with Samuel M Shemwell - View this family
husband
herself
Elizabeth Ellen “Eliza” Jarvis
Birth: April 29, 1862 42Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1940Bellevue, Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: March 3, 1889Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
Samuel M Shemwell + Jerusia Ellen Downs - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Jerusia Ellen Downs
Birth: about 1852Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1884Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: December 31, 1879Todd, Kentucky, United States
Samuel M Shemwell + Martha E “Mattie” O'Neal - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: August 21, 1884Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Shemwell, SamuelheadWMJun186138M11KYKYKYCoal miner
Shemwell, Eliza EwifeWFSept186238M1131KYKYKY
Shemwell, Lettia VdaughterWFJun18927SKYKYKY
Jarvis, Nanniesister in lawWFOctSKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Bevier, Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHLCHBBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Shemwell, S MheadMW48M21KYKYKYCoal miner
Shemwell, E EwifeFW48M2131KYKYKY
Shemwell, Letty VdaughterFW17SKYKYKY
Shemwell, S BfatherMW77WdKYKYKY
Shemwell, Nannieyounger sisterFW41SKYKYKY
Jarvis, Nanniesister in lawFW53WdKYKYKY
Jarvis, RowlandboarderMW29SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Shemwell Hill Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, SamuelheadMW58MKYKYKYMinerCoal Mine
Shemwell, ElizawifeFW58MKYKYKY
Shemwell, Samuel BfatherMW87WdKYKYKY
Shemwell, Nannieyounger sisterFW51SKYKYKY
Jarvis, Nanniesister in lawFW69WdKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Samuel M Shemwell - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Shemwell, SamheadMW68M28KYKYKYMinerCoal Mine
Shemwell, ElizawifeFW66M26KYKYKY
Shemwell, Nannyyounger sisterFW61SKYKYKY
Yonts, Murlgrand sonMW18SKYKYKY
Yonts, Mildredgrand daughterFW16SKYKYKY
Yonts, Haroldgrand sonMW14SKYKYKY