The Shemwell Family

James Reid HallAge: 61 years18951956

James Reid Hall
Given names
James Reid
Birth August 31, 1895 27 26
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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 -
Death of a fatherChristopher Maxy Hall
March 24, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Marriage of a parentJohn Risden ThomasIda May ShemwellView this family
July 21, 1904 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a half-brotherPhillip Thomas
1905 (Age 9 years)
Death of a half-brotherPhillip Thomas
1906 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-brotherMarvin Shemwell Thomas
May 25, 1908 (Age 12 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
WW1 Draft
January 5, 1917 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 21 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 22 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Charles B Hall
May 28, 1922 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 34 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 34 years)
Birth of a son
#2Jack Reid Hall
September 9, 1934 (Age 39 years)
Census April 16, 1940 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 46 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 54 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 May Shemwell
May 2, 1954 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 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 October 1, 1956 (Age 61 years)
Last change February 19, 201812:41:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Christopher Maxy Hall
Birth: December 25, 1867North Carolina, United States
Death: March 24, 1900North Carolina, United States
Marriage: December 10, 1894Rowan, North Carolina, United States
9 months
James Reid Hall
Birth: August 31, 1895 27 26Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 1, 1956Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Mother’s family with John Risden Thomas - View this family
Marriage: July 21, 1904Rowan, North Carolina, United States
17 months
Phillip Thomas
Birth: 1905 55 36Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1906Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Birth: May 25, 1908 59 39Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 8, 1993Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Family with Delia Alice “Dee” Sweet - View this family
James Reid Hall
Birth: August 31, 1895 27 26Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 1, 1956Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Delia Alice “Dee” Sweet
Birth: October 10, 1896North Carolina, United States
Death: August 30, 1972Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Charles B Hall
Birth: May 28, 1922 26 25Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 24, 1983North Carolina, United States
Jack Reid Hall
Birth: September 9, 1934 39 37North Carolina, United States
Death: July 19, 1970Tennessee, United States

James Reid Hall has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Ida May Shemwell - Household

Inniss Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina

Hall, Ida MheadWFJan186931Wd11NCNCNC
Hall, James RsonWMAug18955SNCNCNC
Dry, JamesboarderSep188722M1NCNCNC
Dry, MinnieboarderWFJun188317M1TXNCNCDriver Laundry Wagon

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John R Thomas - Household

Salisbury Rowan NC

John R ThomasheadMW61M6--NCNCNCMachinistRail Road Shop
Ida M ThomaswifeFW40M644NCNCNC
Ethel ThomasdaughterFW20S---NCNCNCMilliver?Retail Dry Goods
James Reid Hallstep sonMW15S---NCNCNC
Marvin ThomassonMW2S---NCNCNC

Notes: Says John has 4 children - 3 living - both are 2nd Marriage

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - James Reid Hall - Household

315 South Saluda Street Columbia, Richland, South Carolina

Hall, James RheadMW41MNCsame placeSalesmanRetail Shoe Store
Hall, Delia AXwifeFW40MNCsame place
Hall, JacksonMW5MNCsame place
Smitheman, RuthlodgerFW26SGAAugustaGASalesladyRetail clothing store