The Shemwell Family

Ida Lee WilliamsAge: 82 years18811963

Ida Lee Williams
Given names
Ida Lee
Married name
Ida Lee Shemwell
Married name
Ida Lee Godfrey
Married name
Ida Lee Trigg
Married name
Ida Lee Harris
Birth April 11, 1881 25
Birth of a brotherJohn Williams
February 1885 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Williams
February 1885 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 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 6, 1900 (Age 19 years)
MarriageThomas ShemwellView this family
April 27, 1901 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Andrew Jackson “A J” Shemwell
July 22, 1904 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Emma C Shemwell
July 24, 1906 (Age 25 years)
MarriageClinton DeWitt GodfreyView this family
estimated December 1909 (Age 28 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Grace Parlee “Gracie” Godfrey
October 28, 1911 (Age 30 years)
MarriageWilliam TriggView this family
May 18, 1916 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 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 35 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 36 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 -
Census January 1920 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childFrank WardEmma C ShemwellView this family
July 29, 1925 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Frank Lafayette Ward
September 10, 1926 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 48 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Marriage of a childVirgil Martin DeBaunGrace Parlee “Gracie” GodfreyView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 14, 1931 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Vera Margaret Shemwell
February 23, 1938 (Age 56 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 60 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 68 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 64 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 June 19, 1963 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Mounds Park Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
3 years
4 years
younger brother
John Williams
Birth: February 1885 29Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
1 month
younger brother
Family with Thomas Shemwell - 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
Family with Clinton DeWitt Godfrey - View this family
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
Family with William Trigg - View this family
Marriage: May 18, 1916Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Family with Private - View this family
Clinton DeWitt Godfrey + Mary Craig - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: February 13, 1889Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
Clinton DeWitt Godfrey + Victoria Forrest - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: July 22, 1893Lake, Tennessee, United States
-9 years
12 years
12 years

Ida Lee Williams has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Nercilla Ellen Spears - Household

Buffalo, Humphreys, Tennessee

Williams, NarssilinheadWFFeb185644Wd82TNTNTN
Williams, GeorgesonWMMay187822STNTNTNFarm Labor
Williams, IdadaughterWFApr188119WdTNTNTNServant
Williams, JamessonWMFeb188515STNTNTNFarm Labor
Williams, JohnsonWMFeb188515STNTNTNFarm Labor

Says she only has 2 children living but 4 kids listed? -b

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Godfrey Clinton - Household

New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri

Clinton GodfreyheadMW50M46moKYENGKYManagerGeneral farm
Ida ShemwellwifeFW29M36mo22TNTNTN
John GodfreysonMW26SMOKYTN
Mary GodfreydaughterFW15S00MOKYTN
Burnie GodfreysonMW4SMOKYTN
Andrew Shemwellstep sonMW6STNTNTN
Emma Shemwellstep daughterFW4S00TNTNTN
John Williamsbrother in lawMW26STNTNTNFarm handGeneral farm

Census Says his 4 marriage Ida's 3rd.

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Trigg - Household

1920 La Font New Madrid Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Wm TriggheadMW57MTNKYTNFarmerFarm
Ida TriggwifeFW39MTNTNTN
Andrew Shemwellstep sonMW16STNTNTN
Emma Shemwellstep daughterFW14STNTNTN
Gracey Godfreystep daughterFW9SMOTNTN

Personal family tree on Ancestry lists parents as Lewis Williams (1838-1900) and Nercilla Spears (1852-????). Also states father died in Humphreys, Tennessee. There are twin brothers, John and James. Ida married several times.