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
Annie E Murphy
Birth: calculated 1897 29 27Kentucky, United States
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
Cecil Murphy
Birth: 1909 41 39Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
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

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