The Shemwell Family

Hettie Gertrude “Gertie” AsherAge: 46 years18981944

Hettie Gertrude “Gertie” Asher
Given names
Hettie Gertrude
Married name
Hettie Gertrude Sears
Birth February 13, 1898 25 25
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 days)
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 9, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Riley Asher
September 19, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Riley Asher
January 20, 1904 (Age 5 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPatience Jane Blake
October 14, 1912 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Patrick Shemwell Jr.
January 14, 1913 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 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 18 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 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 7, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Hester Sherrod
January 7, 1922 (Age 23 years)
Note: Muhlenberg, Kentucky, USA
MarriageEddie SearsView this family
March 12, 1929 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherJames Thomas Asher
March 19, 1939 (Age 41 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherEtta Bell Shemwell
April 25, 1942 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 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 October 13, 1944 (Age 46 years)

Cemetery: Lewisburg Cemetery
Last change November 29, 201708:54:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 1892Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
15 months
elder brother
Ellis Elvin Asher
Birth: October 6, 1895 23 23Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 19, 1945Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
2 years
3 years
younger brother
John Riley Asher
Birth: September 19, 1900 28 28Kentucky, United States
Death: January 2, 1965Logan, Kentucky, United States
Family with Eddie Sears - View this family
Marriage: March 12, 1929Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

Hettie Gertrude “Gertie” Asher has 14 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas Asher - Household

Clifty, Todd, Kentucky

Asher, James TheadWMJul187127M8KYKYKYFarmer
Asher, Etta BwifeWFAug187127M833KYKYKY
Asher, Leslie EsonWMJul18935SKYKYKY
Asher, Ellis EsonWMOct18954SKYKYKY
Asher, Hettie GdaughterWFFeb18982SKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas Asher - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Asher, James TheadMW37M17KYKYKYFarmerHome farm
Asher, Etta BwifeFW37M1744KYKYKY
Asher, Leslie EsonMW16SKYKYKY
Asher, Ellis EsonMW14SKYKYKY
Asher, Hettie GdaughterFW12SKYKYKY
Asher, John RsonMW10SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas Asher - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Asher, Jim TheadMW47MKYKYKYOwnerGeneral farm
Asher, Etta BwifeFW47MKYKYKY
Asher, EllissonMW24SKYKYKYRural carrierMail
Asher, GirtiedaughterFW22SKYKYKY
Asher, John RsonMW19SKYKYKYLaborerHome farm

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Etta Bell Shemwell - Household

Logan, Kentucky

Asher, EttaheadFW67WdKYSame house
Asher, GertieXdaughterFW42WdKYSame house