The Shemwell Family

George CarrAge: 42 years18751917

Name
George Carr
Given names
George
Surname
Carr
Birth 1875
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageEyla J “Ella” ShemwellView this family
1911 (Age 36 years)

Publication: Muskogee Times-Democrat (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Saturday, December 8, 1917
Note: George Carr denied marriage ever occurred.
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 42 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Death March 23, 1917 (Age 42 years)
Cause of death: Shot by pistol
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by: Donna Osiek
Family with Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell - View this family
himself
George Carr
Birth: 1875Oklahoma, United States
Death: March 23, 1917Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
wife
Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: April 22, 1881 26 22Missouri, United States
Death: April 22, 1964Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: 1911
Stephen McBee + Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: April 22, 1881 26 22Missouri, United States
Death: April 22, 1964Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: after 1917Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

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MarriageFear, Not Anger, Caused Tragedy
Publication: Muskogee Times-Democrat (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Saturday, December 8, 1917
Marriage
George Carr denied marriage ever occurred. Ella (Eylla) Shemwell testified that she was working as a dressmaker in 1911 in Checotah, OK. While employed there she met Carr who proposed marriage in a short time. She left Checotah after being there only a few months going to a farmhouse near Council Hill, OK where she was employed for about a month as a dressmaker. While at the farmhouse Carr came four times to see her and that on his fourth visit she consented to marry him and did so the same day.