The Shemwell Family

Tomerlin Family

Martha Bell TomerlinAge: 80 years18801960

Martha Bell Tomerlin
Given names
Martha Bell
Married name
Martha Bell Graham
Birth January 4, 1880 38 28
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 4 months)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 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 19 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 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 36 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 37 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 40 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Black Shemwell
December 22, 1921 (Age 41 years)
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Name:S. B. Shemwell
Death of a motherRuth Ellen “Ruthie” Shemwell
February 23, 1926 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 49 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherWilliam Herbert Tomerlin
January 24, 1942 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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 69 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 65 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 May 19, 1960 (Age 80 years)
Last change April 22, 202216:46:39

by: Barry Shemwell
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Tomerlin FamilyRuth Ellen “Ruthie” Shemwell
Birth: December 1851 19 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 23, 1926Beaver Dam, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: March 23, 1876Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
15 months
elder brother
Tomerlin FamilyWilliam Herbert Tomerlin
Birth: June 26, 1877 36 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 24, 1942Beaver Dam, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Tomerlin FamilyMartha Bell Tomerlin
Birth: January 4, 1880 38 28Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 19, 1960Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Martha Bell Tomerlin has 12 first cousins recorded