The Shemwell Family

Mary Elizabeth HunterAge: 78 years19051984

Mary Elizabeth Hunter
Given names
Mary Elizabeth
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Slagle
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Gooding
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Kirk
Birth December 17, 1905 25 21
Death of a sisterRose Hunter
May 22, 1906 (Age 5 months)
Death of a fatherNathan B Hunter
September 17, 1907 (Age 21 months)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 4 years)
Marriage of a parentWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.Mary Emma PenlandView this family
September 7, 1915 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-sisterHarriett Virginia Shemwell
August 31, 1916 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 10 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 11 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 12 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 half-brotherWalter Winston Shemwell Jr.
September 7, 1919 (Age 13 years)
MarriageHenry Lee SlagleView this family
November 24, 1921 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterDoris Mae Shemwell
April 29, 1924 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherRobert Hamilton Penland
September 12, 1925 (Age 19 years)
MarriageGeorge Rockco GoodingView this family
March 31, 1928 (Age 22 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 4, 1930 (Age 24 years)
Census April 1940 (Age 34 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 -
Death of a husbandGeorge Rockco Gooding
January 12, 1949 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 44 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 motherMary Emma Penland
January 10, 1970 (Age 64 years)
Death of a half-brotherWalter Winston Shemwell Jr.
January 2, 1971 (Age 65 years)
Death of a half-sisterDoris Mae Shemwell
1973 (Age 67 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 40 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 January 7, 1984 (Age 78 years)
Last change July 4, 202117:07:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Nathan B Hunter
Birth: October 30, 1880McDowell, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 17, 1907Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: December 24, 1901Burke, North Carolina, United States
1 year
elder sister
Rose Hunter
Birth: December 30, 1902 22 18Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 22, 1906Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
Mother’s family with Walter Winston Shemwell Sr. - View this family
Marriage: September 7, 1915Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
1 year
Harriett Virginia Shemwell
Birth: August 31, 1916 38 32Ashville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 14, 2000Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
Walter Winston Shemwell Jr.
Birth: September 7, 1919 41 35Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 2, 1971Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States
5 years
Family with George Rockco Gooding - View this family
George Rockco Gooding
Birth: August 15, 1896North Carolina, United States
Death: January 12, 1949Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Marriage: March 31, 1928Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Family with Henry Lee Slagle - View this family
Marriage: November 24, 1921Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Mary Emma Penland - Household

1910 Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina - Mary Hunter

Hunter, MaryheadFW24Wd11NCNCNCDrugestDrug Store
Hunter, ElizabethdaughterFW4SGANCNC
Penland, NinasisterFW17SNCNCNCClerkDry Goods Store
Penland, JaneauntFW60SNCNCNC

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - George Rockco Gooding - Household

Reed St. Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina

Gooding, GeorgeheadMW33M31NCNCNCCarrierNewspaper
Gooding, ElizabethwifeFW27M25GANCNC

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Mary Emma Penland - Household

N. Blvd. Richmond City VA.

Mary E ShemwellheadFW55Wd31NCHouse keeperBoarding House
George R Goodingson-in-lawMW43M31NCElectrical serviceBusiness
Elizabeth M GoodingdaughterFW36M24GA
Walter W Shemwell Jr.sonMW20SNCGrocery clerkRetail Grocery store
Doris M ShemwelldaughterFW15S47NC
George C HarrislodgerMW33MNCPost office inspectorU.S. Government
Madge F HarrislodgerFW36MNC
Jessie FugualodgerFW46WdVACigarette packerTobacco Mfg.
Blanche BobbittlodgerFW34MNCstore detectiveretail dept. store
Euenice B ShepplodgerFW34SVAstenographerutility
Carroll S NicholslodgerMW56MVTdisplay managerretail dept. store