The Shemwell Family

Elmore L Shemwell1863

Elmore L Shemwell
Given names
Elmore L
Birth 1863 37 24
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterElla N Shemwell
January 3, 1869 (Age 6 years)
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 years)

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 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Laura “Maggie” Shemwell
August 17, 1871 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Washington Shemwell
September 17, 1874 (Age 11 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
June 12, 1883 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherPinkney H Shemwell
October 3, 1888 (Age 25 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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 brotherLynn Boyd Shemwell
December 20, 1906 (Age 43 years)
Cause: Stroke/Exposure
Death of a motherSarah E Williamson
September 10, 1913 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Old Age
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 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 sisterSusan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
April 6, 1923 (Age 60 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Laura “Maggie” Shemwell
May 7, 1923 (Age 60 years)

Death of a brotherJames Love Shemwell
March 25, 1925 (Age 62 years)
Cause: Tetanus - Infection caused by mashed fingers

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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 66 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterElla N Shemwell
July 12, 1940 (Age 77 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Washington Shemwell
January 28, 1942 (Age 79 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 78 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 87 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 83 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. -

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Marriage: January 27, 1857Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
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17 months
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6 years
younger sister
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

Elmore L 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)