The Shemwell Family

Mary Betty ShemwellAge: 73 years18961969

Mary Betty Shemwell
Given names
Mary Betty
Married name
Mary Betty White
Birth February 8, 1896 26 24
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterEtta Mae Shemwell
August 29, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterRose H “Rosie” Shemwell
January 11, 1903 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterLaurene Carrie Shemwell
January 8, 1906 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherFinis N Shemwell
February 22, 1907 (Age 11 years)
Census May 5, 1910 (Age 14 years)
Religious marriageWalter Jackson WhiteView this family
November 24, 1912 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
January 14, 1913 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Myrtie Mae White
June 9, 1914 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Wiley White
August 6, 1915 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#3Roy Jackson “R J” White
September 10, 1916 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 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 20 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 21 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherFinis Washington Sherrod
April 30, 1919 (Age 23 years)
Census January 15, 1920 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Hester Sherrod
January 7, 1922 (Age 25 years)
Note: Muhlenberg, Kentucky, USA
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
August 16, 1924 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sisterEtta Mae Shemwell
May 20, 1928 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherSarah Permelia Sherrod
May 8, 1940 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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 -
Marriage of a parentWiley “Buck” ShemwellOllie Ann HildabrandView this family
after 1948 (Age 51 years)

Death of a fatherWiley “Buck” Shemwell
December 5, 1953 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 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 brotherNoble John Shemwell
January 19, 1965 (Age 68 years)
Burial of a brotherNoble John Shemwell
1965 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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 November 12, 1969 (Age 73 years)

Burial 1969 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change November 27, 201715:49:07

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1888Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
18 months
elder brother
15 months
elder sister
Delia P Shemwell
Birth: October 30, 1890 21 18Kentucky, United States
Death: July 11, 1976Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States
2 years
elder brother
Melvin M Shemwell
Birth: February 8, 1893 23 21Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 3, 1893Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
5 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
13 months
younger brother
Finis N Shemwell
Birth: February 22, 1907 37 35Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 2, 2004Kettering, Montgomery, Ohio, United States
Father’s family with Ollie Ann Hildabrand - View this family
Ollie Ann Hildabrand
Birth: June 8, 1878 26 23Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 6, 1967Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: after 1948
Family with Walter Jackson White - View this family
Marriage: November 24, 1912Todd, Kentucky, United States
18 months
Myrtie Mae White
Birth: June 9, 1914 23 18Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1998Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
14 months
John Wiley White
Birth: August 6, 1915 24 19Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 3, 1992Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Roy Jackson “R J” White
Birth: September 10, 1916 25 20Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 31, 1990Logan, Kentucky, United States

Mary Betty Shemwell has 26 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Wiley Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Wiley ShemwellheadWMOct 186930S11--KYKYKYTeamster
Sarah P SherrodwifeWFNov 187128M1143KYKYKY
Noble J ShemwellsonWMAug 188910S---KYKYKYFarm laborer
Delia P ShemwelldaughterWFNov 18909S---KYKYKY
Mary B ShemwelldaughterWFFeb 18964S---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Wiley “Buck” Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Shemwell, WileyheadMW40M122KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, Sarah PwifeFW38M12287KYKYKY
Shemwell, Noble JsonMW20SKYKYKYFarm laborerHome farm
Shemwell, Mary BdaughterFW14SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Etta MdaughterFW9SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Rosie HdaughterFW7SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Laurene CdaughterFW4SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Finis NsonMW3SKYKYKY
Tabb, Lesliehired handMWSKYKYKYFarm handWorking out

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Walter Jackson White - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
White, WalterheadMW28MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
White, MarywifeFW22MKYKYKY
White, MyrtiedaughterFW6SKYKYKY
White, JohnsonMW4SKYKYKY
White, R. J.sonMW3SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Walter Jackson White - Household

Claymore Road Todd, Kentucky

White, WalterXheadMW49MKYSame placeFarmerFarm
White, MarywifeFW44MKYSame place
White, John WsonMW24SKYSame placefarmerlaborer farm
White, Roy JacksonsonMW23MKYSame placefarmerlaborer farm
White, Norinedaughter in lawFW18MKYSame place