The Shemwell Family

Ella N ShemwellAge: 71 years18691940

Ella N Shemwell
Given names
Ella N
Married name
Ella N Collie
Birth January 3, 1869 43 30
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Census June 20, 1870 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Laura “Maggie” Shemwell
August 17, 1871 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Washington Shemwell
September 17, 1874 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
June 12, 1883 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherPinkney H Shemwell
October 3, 1888 (Age 19 years)
MarriageWilliam Ferel CollieView this family
September 18, 1890 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Rollie G Collie
June 9, 1891 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 29 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#2Ollie James “Jamie” Collie
March 7, 1904 (Age 35 years)
Death of a brotherLynn Boyd Shemwell
December 20, 1906 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Stroke/Exposure
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherSarah E Williamson
September 10, 1913 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Old Age
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 46 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a childRollie G CollieBertie OverbeyView this family
October 28, 1917 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 47 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 48 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 1920 (Age 50 years)
Address: Oak Level Twnship
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 51 years)

Death of a sisterSusan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
April 6, 1923 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Laura “Maggie” Shemwell
May 7, 1923 (Age 54 years)

Marriage of a childOllie James “Jamie” CollieTennie Reba WaltersView this family
about 1925 (Age 55 years)

Death of a husbandWilliam Ferel Collie
March 25, 1925 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherJames Love Shemwell
March 25, 1925 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Tetanus - Infection caused by mashed fingers

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mildred L Collie
November 13, 1928 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 60 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 14, 1930 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ruby Nelle Collie
August 21, 1932 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3William Louis Collie
December 26, 1934 (Age 65 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 71 years)
Death July 12, 1940 (Age 71 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Wallace Cemetery
Last change May 4, 201917:43:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 27, 1857Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
17 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
6 years
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
George Washington Shemwell
Birth: September 17, 1874 49 36Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1942Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States
9 years
younger sister
Susan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
Birth: June 12, 1883 58 45Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 6, 1923Elva, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with William Ferel Collie - View this family
William Ferel Collie
Birth: August 9, 1861Kentucky, United States
Death: March 25, 1925Oak Level, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: September 18, 1890Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
9 months
Rollie G Collie
Birth: June 9, 1891 29 22Kentucky, United States
Death: July 31, 1962Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
13 years

Ella N Shemwell has 38 first cousins recorded

Father's family (38)

Parents Isaac Shemwell + Martha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
3Mary L Shemwell18521853
Parents David Alexander Shemwell + Permelia J Roach
Parents Lovelace Wellington Shemwell + Luvenia “Vena” Roach
2Mary Emma Shemwell18541881
Parents Henry Cox Shemwell + Eliza Jane Reed
3Willie Shemwell18611862
5Calvin R Shemwell18671939
7Pinkney P Shemwell18691894
Parents Willis Washington Breezeel + Nancy Shemwell
3Jamie Lee Breezeel18601860
6Henry Lee Breezeel18681952
Parents Milous R “Miles” Shemwell + Amanda Lee Wright

Mother's family (0)