The Shemwell Family

James H MurphyAge: 80 years18691950

Name
James H Murphy
Given names
James H
Surname
Murphy
Birth October 15, 1869
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageTalitha Jennie ShemwellView this family
March 23, 1890 (Age 20 years)
Occupation
Railroader
1890 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Ada Mae Murphy
April 4, 1894 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Oma Edna Murphy
September 7, 1895 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Ernest Pless Murphy
June 10, 1898 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 28 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 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Bulah Murphy
June 3, 1901 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5Cova Murphy
April 1, 1903 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#6Vestel Murphy
about 1907 (Age 37 years)
Census May 9, 1910 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childJohn GosserAda Mae MurphyView this family
July 6, 1915 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 46 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childThomas D CarrollBulah MurphyView this family
January 25, 1917 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Margrette Carroll
July 27, 1917 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John James “Johnie” Solomon
August 30, 1917 (Age 47 years)
Death of a daughterBulah Murphy
November 15, 1918 (Age 49 years)
Cause: Influenza
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 47 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 48 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/
Birth of a grandson
#3Rex T Solomon
January 3, 1920 (Age 50 years)
Census January 24, 1920 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Leona Mae Solomon
January 2, 1922 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Cova Young Solomon
October 30, 1923 (Age 54 years)
Death of a granddaughterMargrette Carroll
September 9, 1926 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Clara Louise Solomon
June 20, 1928 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 59 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 4, 1930 (Age 60 years)
Death of a daughterOma Edna Murphy
July 31, 1931 (Age 61 years)
Cause: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Death of a brotherJohn E Murphy
August 17, 1935 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7James R Murphy
January 14, 1940 (Age 70 years)
Death of a grandsonJames R Murphy
January 14, 1940 (Age 70 years)
Cause: Premature
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Delois “Lois” Murphy
January 25, 1941 (Age 71 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 72 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Margaret Murphy
February 27, 1949 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 80 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 76 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 September 13, 1950 (Age 80 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Ebeneezer Cemetery
Last change May 26, 201815:18:57

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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
daughter
Ada Mae Murphy
Birth: April 4, 1894 24 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1971Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
17 months
daughter
3 years
son
Ernest Pless Murphy
Birth: June 10, 1898 28 25Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 20, 1971St. Louis, Missouri, United States
3 years
daughter
Bulah Murphy
Birth: June 3, 1901 31 28Kentucky, United States
Death: November 15, 1918Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
22 months
son
Cova Murphy
Birth: April 1, 1903 33 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 28, 1976Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
son
Vestel Murphy
Birth: about 1907 37 34Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death:

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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 - James H Murphy - Household

Main Street Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Murphy, JamesheadMW50MTNTNKYLoaderCoal mine
Murphy, JenniewifeFW46MKYKYKY
Murphy, ErnestsonMW21SKYTNKYLoaderCoal mine
Murphy, CovasonMW16SKYTNKYLoaderCoal mine
Murphy, EstelsonMW12SKYTNKY
Carroll, Marguerettegrand daughterFW2-2mININKY
Solmon, Oma EdaughterFW23MKYTNKY
Solmon, Johniegrand sonMW2-2mSINKYKY
Sch??id, WillieboarderMW24SKYGermanyKYDriverCoal mine

Process of elimination leaves Beluah the mother of Margaurette Carroll. -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James H Murphy - Household

1st West St. Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
James H MurphyheadMW60M19TNKYKYCoal Loader
Jennie MurphywifeFW56M15KYKYKY