The Shemwell Family

Emma C ShemwellAge: 67 years19061974

Emma C Shemwell
Given names
Emma C
Married name
Emma C Ward
Birth July 24, 1906 37 25
Marriage of a parentClinton DeWitt GodfreyIda Lee WilliamsView this family
estimated December 1909 (Age 3 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a half-sisterGrace Parlee “Gracie” Godfrey
October 28, 1911 (Age 5 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam TriggIda Lee WilliamsView this family
May 18, 1916 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 9 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 10 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 11 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 13 years)
MarriageFrank WardView this family
July 29, 1925 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1Frank Lafayette Ward
September 10, 1926 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 23 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 23 years)
Census June 25, 1940 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 35 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 43 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 motherIda Lee Williams
June 19, 1963 (Age 56 years)
Death of a husbandFrank Ward
March 20, 1970 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 39 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 about February 26, 1974 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Hobbs Chapel Cemetery
Last change May 28, 201615:06:10

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 27, 1901Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
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
Mother’s 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
Mother’s family with William Trigg - View this family
Marriage: May 18, 1916Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Mother’s family with Private - View this family
Family with Frank Ward - View this family
Frank Ward
Birth: April 8, 1891Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
Death: March 20, 1970Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Emma C Shemwell
Birth: July 24, 1906 37 25Tennessee, United States
Death: about February 26, 1974Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States
Marriage: July 29, 1925Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
13 months
Frank Lafayette Ward
Birth: September 10, 1926 35 20Chester, Randolph, Illinois, United States
Death: April 2, 1985Golden Meadow, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States

Emma C Shemwell has 15 first cousins recorded

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

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Frank Ward - Household

McClure, Alexander, Illinois

Ward, FrankheadMW38M33OHOHOHBridge CarpenterBridge Construction
Ward, Emma CwifeFW24M19MOMOMO
Ward, Frank LsonMW4SILOHTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Frank Ward - Household

McClure, Alexander, Illinois

Ward, FrankheadMW49MOHSame PlaceLaborerW.P.A.
Ward, EmmawifeFW35MMOSame Place
Ward, FrankiesonMW13SILSame Place