The Shemwell Family

Mattie May SummersAge: 74 years18971971

Mattie May Summers
Given names
Mattie May
Married name
Mattie May Knight
Birth May 9, 1897 45 19
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 months)
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 -
Birth of a sisterOllie Myrtle Summers
April 6, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Franklin Summers
November 23, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherTennessee Porter Outlaw
December 30, 1902 (Age 5 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Roy Summers
July 15, 1911 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 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 19 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 20 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 6, 1920 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mabel L Knight
October 11, 1924 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2James Wiley Knight
March 8, 1926 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherJames Henry “Bud” Summers
June 12, 1927 (Age 30 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherFranklin Bell
July 25, 1928 (Age 31 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a son
#3Ben Summers Knight
March 15, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Census May 15, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 -
Death of a husbandJames Arthur Knight
November 2, 1948 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Dale Knight
June 9, 1953 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 52 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 motherLela Bell
January 1, 1957 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 September 16, 1971 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Knight Cemetery
Last change May 25, 201911:54:44

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Lela Bell
Birth: December 23, 1877 25 19Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 1, 1957Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: January 8, 1896Houston, Tennessee, United States
16 months
3 years
younger sister
Ollie Myrtle Summers
Birth: April 6, 1900 48 22Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 19, 1973Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
11 years
younger brother
William Roy Summers
Birth: July 15, 1911 59 33Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 26, 1984Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Family with James Arthur Knight - View this family
Mabel L Knight
Birth: October 11, 1924 40 27Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 5, 1998Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
17 months
James Wiley Knight
Birth: March 8, 1926 42 28Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 13, 1989Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Ben Summers Knight
Birth: March 15, 1930 46 32Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 26, 2018Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States

Mattie May Summers has 3 first cousins recorded

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Tennessee Porter Outlaw - Household

Humphreys, Tennessee

Summers, Tennessee PheadWFNov182376M521310TNTNTN
Summers, James HsonWMMar185248M4TNNCTNFarmer
Summers, HarrietdaughterWFNov185049WdTNNCTN
Summers, Leladaughter in lawWFDec187723M422TNTNTN
Parshman, JohngrandsonWMDec188019STNTNTNFarm Laborer
Lancaster, Blanchegrand daughterWFJan18937STNTNTN
Summers, Mattie Mgrand daughterWFSept18972STNTNTN
Summers, Ollie Mgrand daughterWFApr19001mSTNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Henry “Bud” Summers - Household

Spring Creek Road Humphreys, Tennessee

Summers, James HheadMW57M114TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Summers, LelawifeFW32M11422TNTNTN
Summers, Matty MdaughterFW12STNTNTN
Summers, Ollie MdaughterFW10STNTNTN
Summers, Harriet AsisterFW59DTNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Henry “Bud” Summers - Household

Spring Creek Road Humphreys, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Summers, James HheadMW66MTNTNTNFarmingGeneral Farm
Summers, LelawifeFW42MTNTNTN
Summers, MaydaughterFW22STNTNTN
Summers, OlliedaughterFW19STNTNTN
Summers, RoysonMW8STNTNTN
Powers, Porterhired manMW26STNTNTNLaboereSaw Mill

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Arthur Knight - Household

Halls Creek Road Humphreys, Tennessee

Knight, James AheadMW45M39TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Knight, Mattie MwifeFW33M27TNTNTN
Knight, Mabel LdaughterFW5STNTNTN
Knight, James WsonMW4-1mSTNTNTN
Knight, Ben SsonMW0mSTNTNTN