The Shemwell Family

Elzy Clifford ShemwellAge: 97 years18891987

Elzy Clifford Shemwell
Given names
Elzy Clifford
Birth December 27, 1889 29 19
Master Degree-University of Kansas

Death of a motherEmma Holmes
1891 (Age 12 months)

Marriage of a parentMilous Greene ShemwellMordecia “Decia” ThompsonView this family
after 1891 (Age 12 months)

Death of a paternal grandmotherLuvenia “Vena” Roach
October 12, 1892 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a half-sisterLovie Shemwell
October 24, 1893 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Daniel Shemwell
July 29, 1895 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherLovelace Wellington Shemwell
March 8, 1897 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-brotherMoses Wurth Shemwell
August 1897 (Age 7 years)
Teacher-Ottawa, KS H.S., GA. Tech, Univ. County, Fairmont College

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 1, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Military service
between 1917 and 1919 (Age 27 years)

MarriageOcie Blanche McIlvainView this family
May 26, 1917 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 27 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a fatherMilous Greene Shemwell
December 7, 1921 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census 1930 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 60 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 -
Death of a half-brotherJohn Daniel Shemwell
March 17, 1957 (Age 67 years)
Death of a half-brotherMoses Wurth Shemwell
December 7, 1961 (Age 71 years)
Burial of a half-brotherMoses Wurth Shemwell
December 1961 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Symsonia Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 56 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 January 1987 (Age 97 years)
Cemetery: Sunland Memorial Park
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 23, 1889Marshall, Kentucky, United States
11 months
Elzy Clifford Shemwell
Birth: December 27, 1889 29 19Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 1987Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Father’s family with Mordecia “Decia” Thompson - View this family
Marriage: after 1891
3 years
Lovie Shemwell
Birth: October 24, 1893 33 26Kentucky, United States
Death: February 22, 1988Marshall, Kentucky, United States
21 months
John Daniel Shemwell
Birth: July 29, 1895 35 28Kentucky, United States
Death: March 17, 1957Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Moses Wurth Shemwell
Birth: August 1897 37 30Kentucky, United States
Death: December 7, 1961Vanzora, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Ocie Blanche McIlvain - View this family
Elzy Clifford Shemwell
Birth: December 27, 1889 29 19Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 1987Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Ocie Blanche McIlvain
Birth: October 26, 1893 34 31Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: February 11, 1988Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Marriage: May 26, 1917Ottawa, Kansas, United States

Elzy Clifford Shemwell has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Green Miles Shemwell - Household

Oak Level, Marshall Ky.

Green M ShemwellheadMJul 186039M8--KYNCTNFarmer
Maudie ThompsonwifeFFeb 186733M853KYNCKY
Clifford ShemwellsonMDec 188910S---KYKYKYAt School
Dovie ShemwelldaughterFOct 18936S---KYKYKY
John D. ShemwellsonMJul 18954S---KYKYKY
Moses W. ShemwellsonMAug 18972S---KYKYKY