The Shemwell Family

Lucy Anna ShemwellAge: 36 years19161952

Name
Lucy Anna Shemwell
Given names
Lucy Anna
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Lucy Anna Sitz
Birth January 8, 1916 25 23
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 11 months)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 months)

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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 23, 1920 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAlice Eliza “Anna” Griffith
April 22, 1930 (Age 14 years)
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
MarriageAlfred Wilson SitzView this family
estimated 1936 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1Sheradine Sitz
January 2, 1937 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sonSheradine Sitz
January 2, 1937 (Age 20 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2David Dale Sitz
July 28, 1943 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death October 20, 1952 (Age 36 years)
Cause of death: Hodgkins Disease
Burial
Cemetery: Highland Cemetery
Last change August 25, 201913:10:14

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Fountain Murl Shemwell
Birth: September 21, 1890 29 32Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 28, 1967Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
mother
Sarah Catherine “Kitty” Spence
Birth: June 11, 1892McLean, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 5, 1985Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage:
herself
Lucy Anna Shemwell
Birth: January 8, 1916 25 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 20, 1952Kenton, Kentucky, United States
-2 years
elder sister
Iola Muriel Shemwell
Birth: January 19, 1914 23 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 19, 1995Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Family with Alfred Wilson Sitz - View this family
husband
herself
Lucy Anna Shemwell
Birth: January 8, 1916 25 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 20, 1952Kenton, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: estimated 1936
1 year
son
Sheradine Sitz
Birth: January 2, 1937 24 20Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 2, 1937Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
7 years
son
David Dale Sitz
Birth: July 28, 1943 30 27Kenton, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 10, 1997Baytown, Harris, Texas, United States
Alfred Wilson Sitz + Myrtle N Linville - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage:

Lucy Anna Shemwell has 3 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Fountain Murl Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Forrest MheadMW29MKYKYKYMachinistCoal Mine
Shemwell, KittywifeFW27MKYKYKY
Shemwell, IoladaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Lucy AdaughterFW3-11mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Fountain Murl Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2, Broadway St. Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Fountain Murl ShemwellheadMW39M22KYKYKYMachinistCoal mine
Sarah Catherine (unknown)wifeFW36M19KYKYKY
Iola ShemwelldaughterFW16S-KYKYKY
Lucy ShemwelldaughterFW14SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Alfred Wilson Sitz - Household

Madison Avenue Covington, Kenton, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Sitz, AlfredheadMW27MTNDrakesboroMuhlenburgKYLaborerFactory Electric Appliances?
Sitz, LucyXwifeFW24MKYDrakesboroMuhlenburgKY