The Shemwell Family

William Alexander ShemwellAge: 76 years18451922

Name
William Alexander Shemwell
Given names
William Alexander
Surname
Shemwell
Birth July 26, 1845 35 22
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
October 27, 1847 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 months)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane “Jenny” Dickerson
1850 (Age 4 years)
Census August 14, 1850 (Age 5 years)
Address: Dist. 2
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 15 years)
Census September 13, 1860 (Age 15 years)
MarriageVirginia Cordelia “Jennie” BrockmanView this family
February 3, 1863 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lieu A Shemwell
March 7, 1864 (Age 18 years)
Death of a daughterLieu A Shemwell
March 22, 1864 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2James Harvey Shemwell
April 5, 1865 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 years)

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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#3William David Shemwell
May 1869 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 24 years)
Occupation
Farmer
1870 (Age 24 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth K Henry
December 17, 1875 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Lillian Belle “Lily” Shemwell
November 14, 1876 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5Walter Winston Shemwell Sr.
April 14, 1878 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census July 5, 1880 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Shemwell
August 28, 1881 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Bescelia Norine “Bessie” Shemwell
May 1883 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a parentBurell MeadorPermelia Belinda RickmanView this family
August 14, 1883 (Age 38 years)
Note: 9 Aug 1883
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Rickman
June 21, 1884 (Age 38 years)

Fact
Land Claim
August 1887 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7Caroline O “Carrie” Shemwell
April 2, 1889 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam David ShemwellHenrietta Jane “Etta” PringView this family
1891 (Age 45 years)

Marriage of a childJames Harvey ShemwellEdith Blanche MartinView this family
June 19, 1894 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Jane Shemwell
March 1896 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Genevieve Shemwell
May 6, 1896 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Clarence Henry Shemwell
December 15, 1897 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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 granddaughter
#4Dorothy Pruitt “Mable” Shemwell
June 30, 1899 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.Maude Elanor ThompsonView this family
October 4, 1899 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childJames Harvey ShemwellMary Katherine ProppView this family
Type: Civil marriage
March 15, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Death of a wifeVirginia Cordelia “Jennie” Brockman
September 11, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Gladys Cordellia Shemwell
January 4, 1901 (Age 55 years)
Millionaires News Paper Article
Newspaper
February 23, 1902 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Velvalee Virginia Shemwell
May 16, 1902 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7John William Shemwell
August 21, 1903 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Frances Cassman Shemwell
February 14, 1905 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Pomeroy EatonLillian Belle “Lily” ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
April 26, 1905 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Judson A Shemwell
January 7, 1906 (Age 60 years)

Marriage of a childEmil Constant DucommunBescelia Norine “Bessie” ShemwellView this family
November 27, 1906 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Marcus Amadens “Mark” Shemwell
July 15, 1908 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Helen Alice Shemwell
April 17, 1909 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Bessie Bell Shemwell
February 17, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Note: Enum. with Walter Eaton-son-in-law
Death of a motherPermelia Belinda Rickman
September 30, 1910 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Virginia Leonide Ducommun
January 3, 1912 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Charles Emil Ducommun
April 27, 1913 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sonWilliam David Shemwell
April 15, 1915 (Age 69 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.Mary Emma PenlandView this family
September 7, 1915 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherJames Marcus Shemwell
July 20, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Harriett Virginia Shemwell
August 31, 1916 (Age 71 years)
Burial of a brotherJames Marcus Shemwell
1916 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 71 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 72 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
#16Walter Winston Shemwell Jr.
September 7, 1919 (Age 74 years)
Census January 19, 1920 (Age 74 years)
Death February 1, 1922 (Age 76 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Rosedale Cemetery
Last change April 4, 201811:33:32

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 17, 1841Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder brother
3 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
Mother’s family with Burell Meador - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: August 14, 1883Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Virginia Cordelia “Jennie” Brockman - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 3, 1863Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
daughter
Lieu A Shemwell
Birth: March 7, 1864 18 17Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 22, 1864Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
son
4 years
son
8 years
daughter
Lillian Belle “Lily” Shemwell
Birth: November 14, 1876 31 29Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 27, 1932Los Angeles, California, United States
17 months
son
5 years
daughter
6 years
daughter
Caroline O “Carrie” Shemwell
Birth: April 2, 1889 43 42Kansas, United States
Death: March 12, 1966Los Angeles, California, United States

William Alexander Shemwell has 37 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Samuel Shemwell41MWFarmerKY
Paulina Shemwell28FWTN
James M Shemwell8MWKY
William A Shemwell5MWKY
Elizabeth J Shemwell3FWKY

Notes: Next door to Ben F. - Permeila is Paulina -b

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Shemwell - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Samuel Shemwellhead57MWFarmerKY
P B Shemwellwife38FWTN
James M Shemwellson18MWFarmerKY
W A Shemwellson15MWFarmerKY
B J Shemwelldaughter12FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William A. Shemwell - Household

06 Oct. 1870 Page 5 Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
William A. Shemwell25MWFarmerKY
Virginia Cordelia Brockman22FWKeeping HouseTN
James Harvey Shemwell5MWKY
William David Shemwell1MWKY

Notes: 2 Doors Down from James Jr. and Permelia

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Alexander Shemwell - Household

Richview, Washington, Ill

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
William A ShemwellWM35headM17LaborerKYVATN
Virginia ShemwellWF33wifeM17Keeps houseKYKYTN
James ShemwellWM15sonS-LaborerKYKYKY
William ShemwellWM11sonS-KYKYKY
Lily ShemwellWF6daughterS-KYKYKY
Walter ShemwellWM2sonS-KYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Alexander Shemwell - Household

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 2858 Orchard Ave.

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Shemwell, WilliamheadWMJul184257M35KYKYKYCapitalist
Shemwell, VirginiawifeWFFeb184654M3586KYKYKY
Shemwell, BessiedaughterWFMay188317SILKYKYStudent
Shemwell, CarriedaughterWFApr188713SKSKYKYStudent
Robinson, LilliandaughterWFNov187524Wd00KYKYKY
Cobb, ThomasservantWMNov187921SMOIOIDCoachman
Erickson, CharlotteservantWFApr186327SSwedenSwedenSwedenCook

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Walter Pomeroy Eaton - Household

Los Angeles, CA.

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Eaton, WalterheadMW35M5MAMANYNone
Eaton, LillianwifeFW30M500KYKYKYNone
Shemwell, Williamfather in lawMW60WKYNCNCNone

Census
Enum. with Walter Eaton-son-in-law
Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Walter Pomeroy Eaton - Household

30 Park Ave Venice, Los Angeles, California

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Eaton, Walter PheadMW48MMAMAMECredit ManagerHardware Co.
Eaton, Lillian BwifeFW44MKYKYTN
Shemwell, Williamfather in lawMW74WdKYKYTNRetired
Washington, ArdellmaidFB45MTXTXTXMaidPrivate Family