The Shemwell Family

Clinton DeWitt Godfrey1859

Clinton DeWitt Godfrey
Given names
Clinton DeWitt
Birth December 1859
MarriageView this family

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 months)

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 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1John Godfrey
estimated 1884 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Godfrey
estimated 1884 (Age 24 years)
MarriageMary CraigView this family
February 13, 1889 (Age 29 years)
MarriageVictoria ForrestView this family
July 22, 1893 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Godfrey
estimated 1895 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 son
#4Burnie Godfrey
estimated 1906 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#5Burnie Godfrey
estimated 1906 (Age 46 years)
Death of a wifeVictoria Forrest
1906 (Age 46 years)
MarriageIda Lee WilliamsView this family
estimated December 1909 (Age 50 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Grace Parlee “Gracie” Godfrey
October 28, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Marriage of a childVirgil Martin DeBaunGrace Parlee “Gracie” GodfreyView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 14, 1931 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 82 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 90 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 wifeIda Lee Williams
June 19, 1963 (Age 103 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 86 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. -

Last change March 2, 202112:19:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Craig - View this family
Marriage: February 13, 1889Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
Family with Victoria Forrest - View this family
Marriage: July 22, 1893Lake, Tennessee, United States
-9 years
12 years
12 years
Family with Ida Lee Williams - View this family
Marriage: estimated December 1909New Madrid, Missouri, United States
23 months
Grace Parlee “Gracie” Godfrey
Birth: October 28, 1911 51 30Lilbourn, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Death: June 27, 2001Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States
Family with - View this family
-21 years
Thomas Shemwell + Ida Lee Williams - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: April 27, 1901Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Andrew Jackson “A J” Shemwell
Birth: July 22, 1904 35 23Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 10, 1996Sikeston, Scott, Missouri, United States
2 years
Emma C Shemwell
Birth: July 24, 1906 37 25Tennessee, United States
Death: about February 26, 1974Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States
William Trigg + Ida Lee Williams - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: May 18, 1916Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Private + Ida Lee Williams - View this family
wife’s husband

No family available

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Godfrey Clinton - Household

New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri

Clinton GodfreyheadMW50M46moKYENGKYManagerGeneral farm
Ida ShemwellwifeFW29M36mo22TNTNTN
John GodfreysonMW26SMOKYTN
Mary GodfreydaughterFW15S00MOKYTN
Burnie GodfreysonMW4SMOKYTN
Andrew Shemwellstep sonMW6STNTNTN
Emma Shemwellstep daughterFW4S00TNTNTN
John Williamsbrother in lawMW26STNTNTNFarm handGeneral farm

Census Says his 4 marriage Ida's 3rd.