The Shemwell Family

Mattie Stella HesterAge: 63 years18851949

Mattie Stella Hester
Given names
Mattie Stella
Married name
Mattie Stella Gentle
Birth September 2, 1885 38 39
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames H Hester
January 3, 1895 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 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 23, 1900 (Age 14 years)
MarriageNuton Augustus “Gus” GentleView this family
estimated 1901 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Mable Ruth Gentle
September 30, 1902 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2Norris Gentle
December 30, 1905 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#3Clifford Gentle
January 6, 1907 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Myrtle Gentle
about 1908 (Age 22 years)
Census April 10, 1910 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#5Howard Burton Gentle Sr.
March 10, 1911 (Age 25 years)
Death of a husbandNuton Augustus “Gus” Gentle
April 23, 1912 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sonClifford Gentle
May 20, 1918 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Leukemia
Historical Event
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-
Historical Event
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 -
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Donald Winfred Cornelius
October 15, 1920 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
April 19, 1921 (Age 35 years)
Cause: Senile Dementia
Death of a sonNorris Gentle
April 26, 1922 (Age 36 years)
Cause: Brights Disease
Death of a fatherJames William Hester
July 2, 1926 (Age 40 years)
Cause: Dysentery
Birth of a grandson
#2Kingsford Cornelius
April 16, 1929 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
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 -
Birth of a grandson
#3Rev. Richard Lloyd Gentle
May 22, 1931 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Sharon Corinne Gentle
February 29, 1936 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5George Thomas Cornelius
November 23, 1936 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Howard Burton Gentle Jr.
February 22, 1940 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
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 -
Historical Event
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. -
Death May 6, 1949 (Age 63 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change March 3, 201913:10:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 6, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
Flora Hester
Birth: January 17, 1875 27 28
Death: February 4, 1875Todd, Kentucky, United States
14 months
elder sister
Poppie Eleanor Hester
Birth: March 25, 1876 29 29Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 27, 1960Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
elder brother
Ethert Bron Hester
Birth: January 6, 1877 29 30Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 15, 1955Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
Garland Hester
Birth: September 14, 1881 34 35
Death: October 24, 1881Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Thomas Jessie Hester
Birth: May 19, 1884 37 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 23, 1956
15 months
Family with Nuton Augustus “Gus” Gentle - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1901
21 months
Mable Ruth Gentle
Birth: September 30, 1902 21 17Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 14, 1989Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Norris Gentle
Birth: December 30, 1905 24 20Whitley, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 26, 1922Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
1 year
Clifford Gentle
Birth: January 6, 1907 25 21Lot, Whitley, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 20, 1918Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Myrtle Gentle
Birth: about 1908 26 22Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1965Michigan, United States
3 years

Mattie Stella Hester has 52 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (42)

Parents Samuel Thomas Shemwell + Armina M “Mina” Shemwell
Parents Thomas Ayres Hudspeth + Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
2George U Hudspeth18641882
Parents John Wesley Hester + Almira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
2Lush Hester18701960
3Eber D Hester18721960
4Maon Hester18741938
5Lt. Abot Hester18781903
Parents James McHenry Shutt + Mary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
Parents Christopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell + Malvina Elvina “Mollie” Rickman
1Mattie E Shemwell18771949
5Lee Shemwell18901891
6Lelia May Shemwell18901968
Parents Charles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell + Mary Hester Sherrod
1Alpha Shemwell18781897
2Bertie E Shemwell18801970
3Clyde Shemwell18811949
7Floyd Shemwell18921977
Parents Marquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell + Sarah Frances “Ma Sissie” Scott
6Sue Belle Shemwell18901978