The Shemwell Family

Elmer Shamel1892

Elmer Shamel
Given names
Birth about 1892 31 25
Birth of a sisterMay V Shamel
September 30, 1894 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a sisterClara Shamel
about 1897 (Age 5 years)
Death of a sisterMay V Shamel
February 9, 1897 (Age 5 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 6 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 -
Birth of a brotherRussell D Shamel
December 28, 1898 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterRuth Shamel
about 1901 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a brotherBert Shamel
about 1904 (Age 12 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherVirlinda Nelson
October 22, 1906 (Age 14 years)

MarriageAlma IrickView this family
August 29, 1914 (Age 22 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 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 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 37 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherJames Albert Shamel
December 29, 1934 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Angina Pericarditis
Death of a motherEmma McLaughlin
1942 (Age 50 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 49 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 58 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 brotherWilliam Homer Shamel
October 29, 1962 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 54 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 of a sisterAgnes Shamel
January 13, 1981 (Age 89 years)
Death of a brotherRussell D Shamel
March 18, 1992 (Age 100 years)


Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
19 months
elder sister
Agnes Shamel
Birth: September 11, 1890 29 24Washington, United States
Death: January 13, 1981St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Family with Alma Irick - View this family
Marriage: August 29, 1914

Elmer Shamel has 34 first cousins recorded