The Shemwell Family

Alma M CockrellAge: 74 years18741949

Alma M Cockrell
Given names
Alma M
Married name
Alma M Stites
Married name
Alma M Shemwell
Birth December 1, 1874
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageEdward Lee ShemwellView this family
September 11, 1893 (Age 18 years)

Note: Recorder's Office
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Elizabeth Shemwell
November 1894 (Age 19 years)
Death of a husbandEdward Lee Shemwell
December 7, 1896 (Age 22 years)
Cause: Consumption
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 -
MarriageProf. Horace Luster StitesView this family
September 11, 1899 (Age 24 years)
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Hugh Dinsmore Stites
September 16, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Helen Stites
1905 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#4Richard M Stites
August 6, 1907 (Age 32 years)
News item Prof. Stites & wife of Pilot Grove August 1908 (Age 33 years)

Census April 14, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childLouis Marcus PaceMary Elizabeth ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 18, 1914 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a daughterMary Elizabeth Shemwell
July 9, 1917 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 42 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 43 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 23, 1920 (Age 45 years)
DivorceProf. Horace Luster StitesView this family
after February 1920 (Age 45 years)
Note: Horace Stites death certififcate lists his martial status as divorced
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Death of a husbandProf. Horace Luster Stites
June 9, 1933 (Age 58 years)
Census April 24, 1940 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 67 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 71 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 March 8, 1949 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Forest View Cemetery
Last change July 25, 201914:23:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Family with Edward Lee Shemwell - View this family
Edward Lee Shemwell
Birth: February 15, 1873 26 23Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 7, 1896Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Marriage: September 11, 1893
15 months
Mary Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth: November 1894 21 19Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: July 9, 1917Pryor, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States
Family with Prof. Horace Luster Stites - View this family
Marriage: September 11, 1899Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Divorce: after February 1920Oklahoma, United States
1 year
Hugh Dinsmore Stites
Birth: September 16, 1900 38 25Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: November 5, 1960Oregon, United States
5 years
3 years
Richard M Stites
Birth: August 6, 1907 44 32Missouri, United States
Death: August 28, 1984Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon, United States
Prof. Horace Luster Stites + Llewellyn D “Lula” Berry - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: June 15, 1892Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, United States
17 months
Audrey Maurine Stites
Birth: November 1, 1893 31 22Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: October 21, 1969Tarrant, Texas, United States

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Recorder's Office
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Prof. Horace L Stites - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri

Stites, HorusheadWMAug186138M0MOTNTNFarmer
Stites, Alma MwifeWFDec187425M011MOKYKY
Stites, AudradaughterWFNov18936SMOMOMO
Stites, MarydaughterWFNov18945SMOMOMO
Rentchler, BarryservantWMJUN184525SNYNYNY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Prof. Horace Luster Stites - Household

Band Street Canadian, Pittsburg, Oklahoma

Stites, Horace LheadMW47M210MOTNTNTeacherHigh School
Stites, AlmawifeFW36M210MOKYKY
Stites, AudreydaughterFW16SMOMOMO
Stites, HughsonMW9SMOMOMO
Stites, RichardsonMW2SMOMOMO
Shemwell, Marystep daughterFW15SMOMOMO

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Prof. Horace Luster Stites - Household

610 W Boyd Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Stites, Horace RheadMW57MMOTNTNSuperintendentSchools
Stites, AlmawifeFW45MMOKYKY
Stites, HughsonMW19SMOMOMO
Stites, HelendaughterFW15SMOMOMO
Stites, RichardsonMW12SMOMOMO

Horace Stites death certififcate lists his martial status as divorced 1930 US Federal Census listed Alma as divorced.
Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Hugh Dinsmore Stites - Household

Stites, Hugh DheadMW29SMOMOMOphysicianmedicine
Stites, Alma motherFW55D20MOKYKY
Stites, Richard brotherMW22SMOMOMOfountain manrestaurant

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Alma M Cockrell - Household

Aledo, Mercer, Illinois, United States

Stites, Alma MheadFW65WdMO