The Shemwell Family

Effie R SightsAge: 87 years18921980

Effie R Sights
Given names
Effie R
Married name
Effie R Knight
Birth November 1892 23 18

Birth of a brotherHerman Russel Sights
estimated March 1896 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterBlanche H Sights
April 29, 1898 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 5 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 -
Birth of a brotherAshford Rankin Sights
April 20, 1903 (Age 10 years)

Death of a fatherJames Mathew Sights
September 24, 1906 (Age 13 years)

Census April 15, 1910 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph A Shemwell
after 1910 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a half-brotherHomer Alston Ross
October 6, 1912 (Age 19 years)
Death of a half-brotherHomer Alston Ross
October 1, 1913 (Age 20 years)
Burial of a half-brotherHomer Alston Ross
October 7, 1913 (Age 20 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Birth of a half-sisterMadge Lucille Ross
October 2, 1914 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 23 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 24 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 25 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherHerman Russel Sights
March 2, 1939 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 49 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 motherMary Susan “Susie” Shemwell
September 2, 1946 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 57 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 sisterBlanche H Sights
September 10, 1972 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 53 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 April 24, 1980 (Age 87 years)
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Marriage: January 7, 1892Niagara, Henderson, Kentucky, United States
11 months
Effie R Sights
Birth: November 1892 23 18
Death: April 24, 1980Henderson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Herman Russel Sights
Birth: estimated March 1896 26 22Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1939
2 years
younger sister
Blanche H Sights
Birth: April 29, 1898 28 24Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 10, 1972Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
Ashford Rankin Sights
Birth: April 20, 1903 33 29
Death: August 11, 1985Henderson, Kentucky, United States
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Homer Alston Ross
Birth: October 6, 1912 45 38Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1913Henderson, Kentucky, United States
2 years
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Effie R Sights
Birth: November 1892 23 18
Death: April 24, 1980Henderson, Kentucky, United States

Effie R Sights has 3 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (3)

Parents William Hedger Shemwell + Mattie Lee Church
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Mary Susan Shemwell - Household

Hebbardsville, Henderson, KY

Susan M SightsheadFW36W1854KYKYKY
Effie R SightsdaughterFW17S---KYKYKY
Herman R SightssonMW14S---KYKYKYFarm LaborerAt home
Blanche H. SightsdaughterFW11S---KYKYKY
Ashford R SightssonMW6S---KYKYKY
Joseph A. ShemwellfatherMW68W---KYKYVACarpenterHouse