The Shemwell Family

Arthur Luther ShemwellAge: 42 years19081950

Name
Arthur Luther Shemwell
Given names
Arthur Luther
Surname
Shemwell
Birth June 8, 1908 33 32
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 22 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 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 8 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
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 9 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
MarriageValerie Fay BellView this family
July 18, 1926 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Lt. Col. Arthur Luther Shemwell Jr.
September 12, 1926 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherLuther Edgar Shemwell
August 8, 1935 (Age 27 years)
Note: Informant: Roy Shemwell
Note: Luther died in Paris, TN in a room over the Shemwell Cafe/Restaurant.
Death of a brotherRay Edgar Shemwell
December 7, 1938 (Age 30 years)
Census April 17, 1940 (Age 31 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Thomas Shemwell
April 15, 1941 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherSara Matilda “Saydie” Hilton
June 28, 1942 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death December 1, 1950 (Age 42 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
Last change February 21, 201808:55:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 11, 1896Houston, Tennessee, United States
7 months
elder brother
Ray Edgar Shemwell
Birth: June 25, 1897 22 21Tennessee, United States
Death: December 7, 1938Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
11 years
himself
Arthur Luther Shemwell
Birth: June 8, 1908 33 32Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1, 1950Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Family with Valerie Fay Bell - View this family
himself
Arthur Luther Shemwell
Birth: June 8, 1908 33 32Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1, 1950Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
wife
Valerie Fay Bell
Birth: June 6, 1908 32 24Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 12, 1993Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: July 18, 1926Carroll, Tennessee, United States
2 months
son
Lt. Col. Arthur Luther Shemwell Jr.
Birth: September 12, 1926 18 18Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 17, 1994Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States

Arthur Luther Shemwell has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Luther Edgar Shemwell - Household

Dist. 1 Enum. 109 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
Shemwell, Luther EHeadMW34M114--TNTNTNRailroad
Shemwell, Sadie MwifeFW32M11422INININ
Shemwell, RaysonMW12S---TNTNIN
Shemwell, ArthursonMW6mS---TNTNIN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Luther Edgar Shemwell - Household

Dist. 1 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Shemwell, Luther Ehead3000MW56M22TNTNTNConductorRail Road
Shemwell, Sayde HwifeFW54M20INININMerchantCafe
Shemwell, Arthur LsonMW20M17TNTNINAsst. ManagerCafe
Shemwell, Ray EsonMW32M18TNTNINOperatorCafe
Shemwell, Mary Mdaughter in lawFW33M19TNTNTN
Shemwell, Robert LgrandsonMW13S-TNTNTN

Notes: Owners Shemwell Cafe Paris Tn. Enum. by Arthur Luther Shemwell

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Arthur Luther Shemwell - Household

105 Poplar Street Paris, Henry, Tennessee

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Shemwell, ArthurheadMW30MTNsame placeManager ProprietorCafe