The Shemwell Family

Vestel Murphy1907

Vestel Murphy
Given names
Birth about 1907 37 34
Census May 9, 1910 (Age 3 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
April 18, 1912 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sisterBulah Murphy
November 15, 1918 (Age 11 years)
Cause: Influenza
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 10 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 11 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 24, 1920 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Lewis Shemwell
January 21, 1926 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 22 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterOma Edna Murphy
July 31, 1931 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 34 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 -
Death of a fatherJames H Murphy
September 13, 1950 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherTalitha Jennie Shemwell
December 25, 1953 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 43 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 brotherErnest Pless Murphy
February 20, 1971 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterAda Mae Murphy
December 19, 1971 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 39 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 of a brotherCova Murphy
October 28, 1976 (Age 69 years)

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

Vestel Murphy has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James H Murphy - Household

Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, KY

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