The Shemwell Family

Lee Willie HesterAge: 87 years18631951

Name
Lee Willie Hester
Given names
Lee Willie
Surname
Hester
Birth May 17, 1863 36 31
MarriageGeorge Ann MurphyView this family
unknown

Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Hester
February 5, 1864 (Age 8 months)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a sisterCornelia Hayes Hester
October 11, 1866 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 3 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 5 years)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a brotherMurray Hester
1870 (Age 6 years)
Census September 8, 1870 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 14 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 17 years)
Death of a fatherEdmund Garner Hester
March 3, 1886 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1Edmond Dan Hester
November 19, 1891 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherSusan Francis “Sally” Wilson
April 20, 1897 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 34 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
Birth of a grandson
#1Lehman Miles Hester
October 26, 1914 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 52 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 granddaughter
#2Geraldine Louise Hester
August 23, 1917 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 53 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 54 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 grandson
#3Lester Eugene Hester
March 9, 1920 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Marjorie Minerva Hester
March 9, 1924 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 66 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 of a sisterMartha Hewell “Mattie” Hester
February 25, 1939 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 78 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a sisterCornelia Hayes Hester
July 27, 1947 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 86 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 82 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death April 21, 1951 (Age 87 years)
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Burial
Cemetery: Wofford Cemetery
Last change December 9, 201711:01:47

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 12, 1852Christian, Kentucky, United States
7 years
elder sister
4 years
himself
Lee Willie Hester
Birth: May 17, 1863 36 31Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 1951Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Cornelia Hayes Hester
Birth: October 11, 1866 39 35Kentucky, United States
Death: July 27, 1947Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
Family with George Ann Murphy - View this family
himself
Lee Willie Hester
Birth: May 17, 1863 36 31Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 1951Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
wife
George Ann Murphy
Birth: December 15, 1865Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 13, 1952Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Marriage:
son

Lee Willie Hester has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Edmund Garner Hester - Household

Christian, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Ed G Hesterhead43MWFarmerTN
Susan F Hesterwife38FWKeeping HouseKY
Martha Hesterdaughter10FWKY
Lee Hesterson7MWKY
Cornelia Hesterdaughter4FWKY
Murray Hesterson2moMWKY
Winnie Hester38BFDomestic ServantKY
Ben Boyham20MBWorks on FarmKY

Murray is listed as "Infant" see 1880 census.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Edmund Garner Hester - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Edward HesterWM53headMFarmerTNVATN
Susan HesterWF48wifeMKeeping HouseKYVAVA
Martha HesterWF19daughterSSeamstressKYTNKY
Lee HesterWM17sonSFarm LaborKYTNKY
Cornelia HesterWF14daughterSAt SchoolKYTNKY
Murray HesterWM11sonSAt SchoolKYTNKY

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