The Shemwell Family

Thomas Shemwell1869

Thomas Shemwell
Given names
Note: Best guess he was the Thomas that married Ida. Dates & places fit, Georgia Ann & Bitty were also in New Madrid, Missouri. -d&b
Birth 1869 54 34
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherJames Elbert Shemwell
July 9, 1872 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 11 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Paul Shemwell
after 1880 (Age 11 years)

Death of a motherMahalia Adeline Dodd
before October 1896 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 29 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 -
Civil marriageIda Lee WilliamsView this family
April 27, 1901 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#1Andrew Jackson “A J” Shemwell
July 22, 1904 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Emma C Shemwell
July 24, 1906 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 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 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 -
Marriage of a childFrank WardEmma C ShemwellView this family
July 29, 1925 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Frank Lafayette Ward
September 10, 1926 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 60 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherJames Elbert Shemwell
March 12, 1931 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sisterGeorgia Ann Shemwell
October 25, 1934 (Age 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Vera Margaret Shemwell
February 23, 1938 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 72 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 -
Death of a brotherJoseph Zachariah “Joe” Shemwell
May 17, 1947 (Age 78 years)
Cause: chronic arthritis

Burial of a brotherJoseph Zachariah “Joe” Shemwell
May 19, 1947 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: McMillan Cemetery
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Shemwell
June 9, 1951 (Age 82 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Burial of a brotherWilliam Henry Shemwell
June 10, 1951 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Woodlawn Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 81 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 wifeIda Lee Williams
June 19, 1963 (Age 94 years)
Death of a daughterEmma C Shemwell
about February 26, 1974 (Age 105 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 77 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. -

Last change May 3, 201917:39:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 21, 1860Stewart, Tennessee, United States
-3 years
elder sister
6 years
elder brother
Gibson Co. Tn HistoryWilliam Henry Shemwell
Birth: July 6, 1864 49 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 9, 1951Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
18 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
4 years
younger brother
James Elbert Shemwell
Birth: July 9, 1872 57 37Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 1931Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States
Mother’s family with Thompson - View this family
Family with Ida Lee Williams - View this family
Marriage: April 27, 1901Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Andrew Jackson “A J” Shemwell
Birth: July 22, 1904 35 23Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 10, 1996Sikeston, Scott, Missouri, United States
2 years
Emma C Shemwell
Birth: July 24, 1906 37 25Tennessee, United States
Death: about February 26, 1974Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States
Clinton DeWitt Godfrey + Ida Lee Williams - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: estimated December 1909New Madrid, Missouri, United States
23 months
Grace Parlee “Gracie” Godfrey
Birth: October 28, 1911 51 30Lilbourn, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Death: June 27, 2001Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States
William Trigg + Ida Lee Williams - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: May 18, 1916Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Private + Ida Lee Williams - View this family
wife’s husband

Thomas Shemwell has 18 first cousins recorded