The Shemwell Family

Ernest Pless MurphyAge: 72 years18981971

Ernest Pless Murphy
Given names
Ernest Pless
Birth June 10, 1898 28 25
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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 9, 1900 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a sisterBulah Murphy
June 3, 1901 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherCova Murphy
April 1, 1903 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherVestel Murphy
about 1907 (Age 8 years)
Census May 9, 1910 (Age 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
April 18, 1912 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sisterBulah Murphy
November 15, 1918 (Age 20 years)
Cause: Influenza
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 18 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 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 24, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Note: Margrette Carroll
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Lewis Shemwell
January 21, 1926 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterOma Edna Murphy
July 31, 1931 (Age 33 years)
Cause: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Delois “Lois” Murphy
January 25, 1941 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Margaret Murphy
February 27, 1949 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherJames H Murphy
September 13, 1950 (Age 52 years)
Death of a motherTalitha Jennie Shemwell
December 25, 1953 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 51 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 47 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 February 20, 1971 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Maple Hill Cemetery
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Talitha "Jennie" (Shemwell) MurphyTalitha 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
elder sister
Ada Mae Murphy
Birth: April 4, 1894 24 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1971Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
17 months
elder sister
3 years
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
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Ernest Pless Murphy
Birth: June 10, 1898 28 25Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 20, 1971St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Pearl MurphyPearl Short
Birth: September 18, 1917Harlan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 13, 2015Princeton, Gibson, Indiana, United States
Margaret Murphy
Birth: February 27, 1949 50 31West Virginia, United States
Death: January 15, 1974Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

Ernest Pless Murphy has 20 first cousins recorded