The Shemwell Family

Helen ShemwellAge: 92 years19082000

Helen Shemwell
Given names
Married name
Helen Bohannon
Married name
Helen Rousseau
Birth 1908 22 24
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 9 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 10 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 February 17, 1920 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Suicide
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherEthel Otey Rousseau
August 9, 1936 (Age 28 years)

Census April 15, 1940 (Age 32 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJosephine “Josie” Gibbs
November 15, 1940 (Age 32 years)
MarriageJames J RousseauView this family
after 1940 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 42 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 husbandJames J Rousseau
June 10, 1967 (Age 59 years)

Death of a fatherClifton “Cliff” Shemwell
February 7, 1974 (Age 66 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 38 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 of a brotherClyde S Shemwell
May 27, 1982 (Age 74 years)
Death October 6, 2000 (Age 92 years)

Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Last change July 7, 201616:28:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
2 years
Family with Private - View this family
Family with James J Rousseau - View this family
Marriage: after 1940

Helen Shemwell has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Clifton “Cliff” Shemwell - Household

Paducah, McCracken, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeBirthplaceFather’s birthplaceMother’s birthplaceEnglishOccupationIndEmp
Clifton ShemwellheadM34KYKYKYFarmerTruck Farm
Ethel ShemwellwifeF36KYKYKY
Clyde ShemwellsonM13KYKYKY
Helen ShemwelldaughterF11KYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Clyde S Shemwell - Household

Paducah, McCracken, KY

Clyde ShemwellheadMW33MKYMgr. OwnerStock Barn
Dolly ShemwellwifeFW31MKY
Cliff ShemwellfatherMW54WdKYMgr. OwnerStock Barn
Helen Bohannonyounger sisterFW31DKYStenographerSili Conservation Office