The Shemwell Family

Ada Mae MurphyAge: 77 years18941971

Name
Ada Mae Murphy
Given names
Ada Mae
Surname
Murphy
Married name
Ada Mae Gosser
Birth April 4, 1894 24 21
Birth of a sisterOma Edna Murphy
September 7, 1895 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherErnest Pless Murphy
June 10, 1898 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterBulah Murphy
June 3, 1901 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherCova Murphy
April 1, 1903 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherVestel Murphy
about 1907 (Age 12 years)
Census May 9, 1910 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
April 18, 1912 (Age 18 years)
MarriageJohn GosserView this family
July 6, 1915 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a sisterBulah Murphy
November 15, 1918 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Influenza
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

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 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 27, 1920 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Lewis Shemwell
January 21, 1926 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 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
Death of a sisterOma Edna Murphy
July 31, 1931 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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
Death of a fatherJames H Murphy
September 13, 1950 (Age 56 years)
Death of a motherTalitha Jennie Shemwell
December 25, 1953 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 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
Death of a brotherErnest Pless Murphy
February 20, 1971 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 51 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 December 19, 1971 (Age 77 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Ebeneezer Cemetery
Last change June 5, 201809:06:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Talitha Jennie Shemwell
Birth: November 13, 1872 32 30Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 25, 1953Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: March 23, 1890Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
herself
Ada Mae Murphy
Birth: April 4, 1894 24 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1971Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Ernest Pless Murphy
Birth: June 10, 1898 28 25Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 20, 1971St. Louis, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger sister
Bulah Murphy
Birth: June 3, 1901 31 28Kentucky, United States
Death: November 15, 1918Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
22 months
younger brother
Cova Murphy
Birth: April 1, 1903 33 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 28, 1976Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
Vestel Murphy
Birth: about 1907 37 34Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death:
Family with John Gosser - View this family
husband
John Gosser
Birth: January 17, 1893Indiana, United States
Death: October 10, 1974Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
herself
Ada Mae Murphy
Birth: April 4, 1894 24 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1971Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: July 6, 1915Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

Ada Mae Murphy has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James H Murphy - Household

Paradise, Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
James H MurphyheadWMOct186830M11TNTNKYCoal Miner
Talitha J MurphywifeWFNov187227M1163KYKYKY
Ada MurphydaughterWFApr18946SKYTNKY
Oma E MurphydaughterWFSept18964SKYTNKY
Ernest P MurphysonWMJun189911mSKYKYKY
Auther OnealWMMay187822SKYKYKYCoal Miner

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James H Murphy - Household

Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
James H MurphyheadMW41M22TNTNTNMinerCoal Mines
Jennie MurphywifeFW38M22106KYKYKY
Ada MurphydaughterFW16SKYTNKY
Oma MurphydaughterFW13SKYTNKY
Ernest MurphysonMW10SKYTNKY
Bulah MurphydaughterFW8SKYTNKY
Cova MurphysonMW7SKYTNKY
Vestle MurphysonMW3SKYTNKY
3 BoardersBoarderMinerCoal Mines

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John Gosser - Household

Mondray Street 1920 Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky - John Gosser

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Gosser, JohnheadMW27MINGermanyGermanyLoaderCoal Mine
Gosser, AdawifeFW24MKYKYKY