The Shemwell Family

Walter Sherman MurphyAge: 46 years19031949

Walter Sherman Murphy
Given names
Walter Sherman
Birth 1903 35 33
MarriageGoldie View this family

Birth of a brotherHyman Wesley Murphy
1906 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherCecil Murphy
1909 (Age 6 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
April 18, 1912 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 13 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 14 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 15 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 17 years)
Death of a sisterOllie May Murphy
1923 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Lewis Shemwell
January 21, 1926 (Age 23 years)
Death of a sisterCarrie E Murphy
1929 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 26 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherJohn E Murphy
August 17, 1935 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 38 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
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 43 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 April 18, 1949 (Age 46 years)
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
Ollie May Murphy
Birth: 1895 27 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1923Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder sister
Walter Sherman Murphy
Birth: 1903 35 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 18, 1949Penrod, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Hyman Wesley Murphy
Birth: 1906 38 36Browder, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 1, 1950Williamson, Illinois, United States
4 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with David W O'Neal - View this family
Marriage: November 9, 1887Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
8 months
Family with Goldie - View this family
Walter Sherman Murphy
Birth: 1903 35 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 18, 1949Penrod, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Walter Sherman Murphy has 17 first cousins recorded

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