The Shemwell Family

Francis Virginia “Ginger” ShemwellAge: 76 years19392016

Name
Francis Virginia “Ginger” Shemwell
Given names
Francis Virginia
Surname
Shemwell
Nickname
Ginger
Birth December 4, 1939 32 28
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 3 months)
Address: 2602 Autumn
Note: Homer is in both Elsie & J.R, Decker Households - according to Dad he was in the Decker Household - B
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 3 months)
Note: Ginger is in both Elsie & J.R, Decker Households
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 23 months)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Birth of a half-brotherRonald Wynn Shemwell
July 10, 1947 (Age 7 years)
Death of a half-brotherRonald Wynn Shemwell
July 10, 1947 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Francis Marian “Will” Shemwell
September 24, 1953 (Age 13 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 10 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 6 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a maternal grandmotherClara Virginia “Daisy” Lockridge
April 22, 1982 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherElsie Mae Williams
September 5, 1990 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherLeonard Homer Shemwell Sr.
November 29, 1993 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherLeonard Homer Shemwell Jr.
March 23, 2009 (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Gilbert “Tommy” Shemwell
August 5, 2009 (Age 69 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Memphis Memory Gardens
Last change December 22, 201509:10:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Death October 1, 2016 (Age 76 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 21, 1929Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
1 year
elder brother
Leonard Homer Shemwell Jr.
Birth: September 15, 1930 23 19Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 23, 2009Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States
16 months
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
Thomas Gilbert “Tommy” Shemwell
Birth: December 18, 1933 26 22Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 5, 2009Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
herself
Francis Virginia “Ginger” Shemwell
Birth: December 4, 1939 32 28Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1, 2016Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Father’s family with Hazel E Godwin - View this family
father
step-mother
Hazel E Godwin
Birth: April 5, 1921Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
Death: September 2, 2007Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
half-brother
Ronald Wynn Shemwell
Birth: July 10, 1947 40 26Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 10, 1947Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
half-brother
Private
half-sister
Private

Francis Virginia “Ginger” Shemwell has 13 first cousins recorded

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Elsie Mae Williams - Household

Civil Dist. 2, Block 12, Ward 33 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
Shemwell Elsie MHeadFW28TN
Shemwell Leonard HsonMW9TN
Shemwell George WsonMW8TN
Shemwell Thomas GsonMW6TN
Shemwell Francis VdaughterFW3mTN

Census
Homer is in both Elsie & J.R, Decker Households - according to Dad he was in the Decker Household - B
Census1940 United States - Census transcript - John R. Decker - Household

Civil Dist. 2, Block 4, Ward 33 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationSexRaceMaritalAgeBPOccupationIndustry
John R. DeckerHeadMWWd65MS
Clara Virginia Lockridgestep-daughterFWWd46AR
Francis Edgar Williamsstep-grandchildFWS26TNMail order clerkSears & Robuck
Juanita Virginia Williamsstep-grandchildFWS19TNUnskilled decoratorN.Y.A.
Leonard Homer Shemwellstep-great-grandchildMWS7TN
Infant Shemwellstep-great-grandchildFWS3moTN

Notes: Homer Jr. is not with Elsie & is 9, J.R. and Clara are widowed

Census
Ginger is in both Elsie & J.R, Decker Households