The Shemwell Family

Effie 1891

Given names
Married name
Effie Acuff
Birth calculated 1891
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 26 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
MarriageJoseph Clyde “Joe” AcuffView this family
calculated 1918 (Age 27 years)

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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 27 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 31, 1920 (Age 29 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 12, 1930 (Age 39 years)
Census May 3, 1940 (Age 49 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 husbandJoseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff
February 20, 1955 (Age 64 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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. -

Last change December 10, 201612:24:04

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1918
Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff + Mary “Mollie” Hendrickson - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: April 18, 1896Bell, Kentucky, United States
Divorce: before 1918
21 months
23 months
Fannie Elizabeth Acuff
Birth: December 9, 1899 21 30Butler, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 18, 1982Oolitic, Lawrence, Indiana, United States
3 years
Ollie Beatrice Acuff
Birth: November 21, 1902 24 33Kentucky, United States
Death: May 29, 1988Maryland, United States
5 years
Charles “Charlie” Acuff
Birth: March 28, 1908 30 38Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1924Bell, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Cecille A Acuff
Birth: December 31, 1911 33 42Kentucky, United States
Death: June 20, 2000Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Cany Fork Road Arjay, Bell, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Acuff, ClydeheadMW40MTNTNTNFarmerGeneral farm
Acuff, EffiewifeFW29MALALAL

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Forrest Cross Rd Knox, Tennessee

Acuff, ClydeheadMW53M40TNTNTNFarmOwn farm
Acuff, EffiewifeFW39M27ALALAL

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Clyde “Joe” Acuff - Household

Malnoyville Rd Knox, Tennessee

Acuff, ClydeXheadMW62MTNRKnoxTN
Acuff, EffiewifeFW48MALRKnoxTN