The Shemwell Family

Oma Edna MurphyAge: 35 years18951931

Name
Oma Edna Murphy
Given names
Oma Edna
Surname
Murphy
Married name
Oma Edna Solmon
Married name
Oma Edna Solomon
Birth September 7, 1895 25 22
Birth of a brotherErnest Pless Murphy
June 10, 1898 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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 4 years)
Birth of a sisterBulah Murphy
June 3, 1901 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherCova Murphy
April 1, 1903 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherVestel Murphy
about 1907 (Age 11 years)
Census May 9, 1910 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
April 18, 1912 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#1John James “Johnie” Solomon
August 30, 1917 (Age 21 years)
Death of a sisterBulah Murphy
November 15, 1918 (Age 23 years)
Cause: Influenza
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 21 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 22 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 son
#2Rex T Solomon
January 3, 1920 (Age 24 years)
Census January 24, 1920 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Leona Mae Solomon
January 2, 1922 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#4Cova Young Solomon
October 30, 1923 (Age 28 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Lewis Shemwell
January 21, 1926 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Clara Louise Solomon
June 20, 1928 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 34 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
Death July 31, 1931 (Age 35 years)
Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Burial
Cemetery: Markle Cemetery
Last change January 20, 201912:16:41

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
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
elder sister
Ada Mae Murphy
Birth: April 4, 1894 24 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1971Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
17 months
herself
3 years
younger brother
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
Death:
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husband
herself
son
John James “Johnie” Solomon
Birth: August 30, 1917 29 21Princeton, Gibson, Indiana, United States
Death: March 8, 1951Creek, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
son
Rex T Solomon
Birth: January 3, 1920 31 24Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 2012Oklahoma, United States
2 years
daughter
Leona Mae Solomon
Birth: January 2, 1922 33 26Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States
Death: September 6, 2005
22 months
son
Cova Young Solomon
Birth: October 30, 1923 35 28Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States
Death: February 8, 1990Pierce, Washington, United States
5 years
daughter
Clara Louise Solomon
Birth: June 20, 1928 40 32Otter Creek, Vigo, Indiana, United States
Death: October 28, 2018Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
daughter
Private

Oma Edna Murphy has 20 first cousins recorded

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

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