The Shemwell Family

John E MurphyAge: 67 years18681935

John E Murphy
Given names
John E
Birth 1868
Birth of a brotherJames H Murphy
October 15, 1869 (Age 21 months)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 months)

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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMary Elizabeth “Betty” ShemwellView this family
October 30, 1892 (Age 24 years)
Note: States it's her 2nd marriage. Parents born in Todd Co.
Birth of a daughter
#1Ollie May Murphy
1895 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Annie E Murphy
calculated 1897 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 -
Birth of a son
#3Walter Sherman Murphy
1903 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#4Hyman Wesley Murphy
1906 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#5Cecil Murphy
1909 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#6Howard Murphy
calculated 1910 (Age 42 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childHoward WrightOllie May MurphyView this family
December 26, 1911 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 15, 1920 (Age 52 years)
Death of a daughterOllie May Murphy
1923 (Age 55 years)
Death of a daughterCarrie E Murphy
1929 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 62 years)
Death August 17, 1935 (Age 67 years)
Family with parents - View this family
younger brother
Family with Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: October 30, 1892Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Ollie May Murphy
Birth: 1895 27 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1923Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Walter Sherman Murphy
Birth: 1903 35 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 18, 1949Penrod, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Hyman Wesley Murphy
Birth: 1906 38 36Browder, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 1, 1950Williamson, Illinois, United States
4 years
2 years
Howard Murphy
Birth: calculated 1910 42 40Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
David W O'Neal + Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: November 9, 1887Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
8 months

John E Murphy has 0 first cousins recorded

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States it's her 2nd marriage. Parents born in Todd Co.
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Murphy - Household

Diamond Black Mines Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Murphy, John EheadMW41M117INININMinerCoal Mine
Murphy, Mary EwifeFW40M217126KYKYKY
Murphy, Carrie EdaughterFW16SKYINKY
Murphy, Ollie MaydaughterFW14SKYINKY
Murphy, Annie EdaughterFW13SKYINKY
Murphy, Walter SsonMW7SKYINKY
Murphy, HymansonMW4SKYINKY
Murphy, CecilsonMW2SKYINKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John E Murphy - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Murphy, John EheadMW52MTNTNUSLoaderCoal Mine
Murphy, BettiewifeFW51MKYKYKYLoaderCoal Mine
Murphy, WaltersonMW16SKYTNKY
Murphy, HymansonMW13SKYTNKY
Murphy, CecilsonMW10SKYTNKY
Murphy, HowardsonMW9SKYTNKY