The Shemwell Family

William Herbert TomerlinAge: 64 years18771942

William Herbert Tomerlin
Given names
William Herbert
Birth June 26, 1877 36 25
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 6 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a sisterMartha Bell Tomerlin
January 4, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 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 maternal grandmotherMartha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
before 1900 (Age 22 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 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 39 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 40 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 -
Death of a fatherJames Andrew Tomerlin
July 15, 1920 (Age 43 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Black Shemwell
December 22, 1921 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Name:S. B. Shemwell
Death of a motherRuth Ellen “Ruthie” Shemwell
February 23, 1926 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 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 January 24, 1942 (Age 64 years)
Last change June 6, 201713:20:11

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: March 23, 1876Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
15 months
William Herbert Tomerlin
Birth: June 26, 1877 36 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 24, 1942Beaver Dam, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Martha Bell Tomerlin
Birth: January 4, 1880 38 28Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 19, 1960Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

William Herbert Tomerlin has 13 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James A Tomerlin - Household

Paradise, Muhlenberg, Ky

James A TomerlinWM38headM-FarmerKYKYKY
Ruth E TomerlinWF28wifeM-KYKYKY
William H TomerlinWM3sonS-KYKYKY
Marsthia B TomerlinWF5mJandaughterS-KYKYKY

Notes: Next door to Shemwell's