The Shemwell Family

John Godfrey1884

John Godfrey
Given names
Birth estimated 1884 24 7
Marriage of a parentClinton DeWitt GodfreyMary CraigView this family
February 13, 1889 (Age 5 years)
Marriage of parentsClinton DeWitt GodfreyVictoria ForrestView this family
July 22, 1893 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Godfrey
estimated 1895 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 14 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 brotherBurnie Godfrey
estimated 1906 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherVictoria Forrest
1906 (Age 22 years)
Marriage of a parentClinton DeWitt GodfreyIda Lee WilliamsView this family
estimated December 1909 (Age 25 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a half-sisterGrace Parlee “Gracie” Godfrey
October 28, 1911 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 32 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 33 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 34 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 45 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 57 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 66 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 62 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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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 22, 1893Lake, Tennessee, United States
-9 years
12 years
younger sister
12 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Mary Craig - View this family
Marriage: February 13, 1889Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
Father’s 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

John Godfrey has 0 first cousins recorded

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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.