The Shemwell Family

Sylvester Lewis “Cy” ShemwellAge: 83 years18881971

Sylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell
Given names
Sylvester Lewis
Birth April 5, 1888 32 28
Birth of a brotherShemwell
April 1889 (Age 11 months)

Birth of a sisterSue Belle Shemwell
August 1890 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Virginia “Jennie” Shemwell
August 25, 1894 (Age 6 years)
Farmer/State Hwy Dept.

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 9 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 12 years)
Death of a fatherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
May 20, 1905 (Age 17 years)
Marriage of a parentJohn Henry HallSarah Frances “Ma Sissie” ScottView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 17, 1906 (Age 18 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Military service
between 1917 and 1919 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 28 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 29 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 1, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 41 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 41 years)
MarriageEmma H HigginsView this family
estimated 1938 (Age 49 years)

Census April 1, 1940 (Age 51 years)
Death of a motherSarah Frances “Ma Sissie” Scott
May 17, 1941 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge William Shemwell
April 4, 1943 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 53 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 61 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 sisterMary Virginia “Jennie” Shemwell
January 14, 1966 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Henry “Charlie” Shemwell
July 3, 1969 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 57 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 December 12, 1971 (Age 83 years)
Address: Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, USA
Burial after December 12, 1971
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery
Last change March 5, 202012:59:10

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 9, 1880Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
James Hardy Shemwell
Birth: September 8, 1885 29 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 15, 1885Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Sylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell
Birth: April 5, 1888 32 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1971Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
younger brother
17 months
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Mother’s family with John Henry Hall - View this family
Marriage: October 17, 1906Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Emma H Higgins - View this family
Sylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell
Birth: April 5, 1888 32 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1971Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: estimated 1938
Samuel Edward Shemwell + Emma H Higgins - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: December 22, 1905Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
Roxie Anne Shemwell
Birth: September 12, 1906 27 19Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 28, 1948Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States
7 years
Marvin Clay Shemwell
Birth: October 31, 1913 34 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 12, 1973Christian, Kentucky, United States

Sylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell has 43 first cousins recorded

Father's family (43)

Parents Samuel Thomas Shemwell + Armina M “Mina” Shemwell
2Permelia Shemwell18631931
Parents Thomas Ayres Hudspeth + Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
2George U Hudspeth18641882
Parents John Wesley Hester + Almira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
2Lush Hester18701960
3Eber D Hester18721960
4Maon Hester18741938
5Lt. Abot Hester18781903
Parents James McHenry Shutt + Mary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
Parents James William Hester + Augustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
2Flora Hester18751875
4Ethert Bron Hester18771955
5Alton Bell Hester18791949
6Garland Hester18811881
Parents Christopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell + Malvina Elvina “Mollie” Rickman
1Mattie E Shemwell18771949
5Lee Shemwell18901891
6Lelia May Shemwell18901968
Parents Charles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell + Mary Hester Sherrod
1Alpha Shemwell18781897
2Bertie E Shemwell18801970
3Clyde Shemwell18811949
7Floyd Shemwell18921977

Mother's family (0)

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Marquis Delemuel Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Markus ShemwellheadWMMar 185644M19--KYKYKYFarmer
Sarah F ShemwellwifeWFNov 185940M1965KYKYKY
George W ShemwellsonWMApr 188119S---KYKYKYFarm laborer
Charles H ShemwellsonWMJun 188317S---KYKYKYFarm laborer
Sey L ShemwellsonWMApr 188811S---KYKYKYFarm laborer
Sue B ShemwelldaughterWFAug 18909S---KYKYKY
Mary V ShemwelldaughterWFAug 18945S---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Charles Emmet Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Chas E ShemwellheadMW35M10--KYMOKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Lyda ShemwellwifeFW29M1044KYKYKY
Pearlie ShemwelldaughterFW9S---KYKYKY
Elmer ShemwellsonMW7S---KYKYKY
Lawrence ShemwellsonMW5S---KYKYKY
Lois ShemwellsonMW2S---KYKYKY
Emmett Higginsbrother-in-lawMW20S---KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Sy ShemwellcousinMW22S---KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Lewis Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Sy ShemwellheadMW35SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farming

Notes: Living Alone

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Lewis Shemwell - Household

Coal Bank Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Sy ShemwellheadMW41S-KYKYKYFarmingOn Farm

Notes: Living Alone

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Lewis Shemwell - Household

Coal Bank Rd. Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Sy ShemwellheadMW52KY
Emma ShemwellwifeFW52KY
Chester Kannierstep childMW14KY

Notes: Chester is step grand-child? -b

There was a daughter Geneva Shemwell listed in the database, Marvin was also listed in error as their child -b