The Shemwell Family

John Williams1885

John Williams
Given names
Birth February 1885 29
Birth of a brotherJames Williams
February 1885
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 13 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 6, 1900 (Age 15 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 25 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 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 31 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 32 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 44 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 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 64 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 sisterIda Lee Williams
June 19, 1963 (Age 78 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 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 May 25, 201911:20:50

by: Barry Shemwell
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elder brother
3 years
elder sister
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John Williams
Birth: February 1885 29Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
1 month
twin brother

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Nercilla Ellen Spears - Household

Buffalo, Humphreys, Tennessee

Williams, NarssilinheadWFFeb185644Wd82TNTNTN
Williams, GeorgesonWMMay187822STNTNTNFarm Labor
Williams, IdadaughterWFApr188119WdTNTNTNServant
Williams, JamessonWMFeb188515STNTNTNFarm Labor
Williams, JohnsonWMFeb188515STNTNTNFarm Labor

Says she only has 2 children living but 4 kids listed? -b

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.