The Shemwell Family

Thomas Larkin PaxtonAge: 59 years18601920

Thomas Larkin Paxton
Given names
Thomas Larkin
Birth May 1860
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 11 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
MarriageBarbara Jane DriskillView this family
March 26, 1878 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1Herschel Roscoe “Dick” Paxton
April 2, 1879 (Age 18 years)
Census June 23, 1880 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2Harry Estell Paxton
October 30, 1885 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mayme Nell Paxton
December 15, 1887 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Maybelle Ann Paxton
February 11, 1891 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 5, 1900 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childVerna Elmore FordMayme Nell PaxtonView this family
calculated 1905 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Opal Beatrice Ford
November 15, 1906 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childHarry Estell PaxtonLaura Jane LaswellView this family
calculated 1906 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Lloyd Osborne Paxton
May 6, 1907 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Thomas Gaines “Tom” Ford
April 15, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Christine S Paxton
November 26, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Abner Herschel “Jimmy” Mohon Jr.
November 11, 1915 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Anna Laura Paxton
August 3, 1916 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Barbara Luella Ford
January 21, 1918 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Jane Earle “Janie” Mohon
March 3, 1918 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Laura Vandelia Mohon
September 16, 1919 (Age 59 years)
Census January 12, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Hildred Estill Paxton
July 19, 1920 (Age 60 years)
Death 1920 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Last change December 14, 201911:03:42

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: March 26, 1878Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
1 year
Herschel Roscoe “Dick” Paxton
Birth: April 2, 1879 18 22Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 28, 1941Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
7 years
2 years
3 years

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Larkin Paxton - Household

Myers, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Paxton, ThomasWM20headMFarmerFeverKYKYKY
Paxton, BarbaraWF24wifeMKeeping HouseChillsKYTNKY
Paxton, RoscoeWM1sonSKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Larkin Paxton - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Paxton, Thomas LheadWMMay186040M22KYKYKYCarpenter
Paxton, Barbara JwifeWFOct185643M2254KYKYKY
Paxton, Harry EsonWMOct188514SKYKYKYTobacco Stemmer
Paxton, Mayme NdaughterWFDec188712SKYKYKY
Paxton, MaybeldaughterWFFeb18919SKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Larkin Paxton - Household

Campbell Alley Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Paxton, Thomas LheadMW51M132KYKYKYCarpenterWood
Paxton, B JwifeFW53M13264KYTNKY
Paxton, MyrtledaughterFW19SKYKYKY

Maybel is Myrtle -b

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Larkin Paxton - Household

West Main Crees St Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Paxton, T LheadMW60MKYKYKYCarpenter
Paxton, B JwifeFW63MTNTNTN