The Shemwell Family

Clara May PophamAge: 67 years18991967

Clara May Popham
Given names
Clara May
Married name
Clara May Shemwell
Birth November 13, 1899 45 40
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageClarence Richard ShemwellView this family
February 19, 1917 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1George Richard Shemwell Sr.
November 10, 1917 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 17 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 18 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 daughter
#2Verlie Edith Shemwell
April 18, 1919 (Age 19 years)
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 20 years)
Death of a motherRachel Yancey
June 1, 1920 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Shirley M Shemwell
July 22, 1920 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#4Clarence Richard “Junior” Shemwell Jr.
May 25, 1922 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Dorothy M Shemwell
May 4, 1924 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Popham
February 14, 1927 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 29 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 18, 1930 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Robert Cunningham
March 15, 1940 (Age 40 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childLowell LoweryShirley M ShemwellView this family
June 5, 1942 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 42 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 50 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 husbandClarence Richard Shemwell
August 1962 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 46 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. -
Death October 27, 1967 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Herrin City Cemetery
Last change November 5, 201912:10:00

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
George Popham
Birth: March 23, 1854Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Death: February 14, 1927Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States
Rachel Yancey
Birth: April 25, 1859Perry, Illinois, United States
Death: June 1, 1920Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States
Family with Clarence Richard Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: February 19, 1917Nettleton, Craighead, Arkansas, United States
9 months
George Richard Shemwell Sr.
Birth: November 10, 1917 24 17Illinois, United States
Death: May 3, 1972Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States
17 months
15 months
Shirley M Shemwell
Birth: July 22, 1920 27 20Illinois, United States
Death: May 22, 1999Loomis, Placer, California, United States
22 months
Clarence Richard “Junior” Shemwell Jr.
Birth: May 25, 1922 28 22Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States
Death: April 12, 2009Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States
23 months
Dorothy M Shemwell
Birth: May 4, 1924 30 24Illinois, United States
Death: October 1, 2013Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Clarence Richard Shemwell - Household

S. 21st St. Herrin, Williamson, Illinois

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, ClarenceheadMW27MKYKYKYMinerDigger
Shemwell, ClarawifeFW20MARWalesIL
Shemwell, George RichardsonMW2SILKYAR
Shemwell, VerladaughterFW11mSILKYAR

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Clarence Richard Shemwell - Household

South 23 St. Herrin, Williamson, Ilinois

Clarence ShemwellheadMW38M24NoYesKYKYKYLoaderCoal mine
Clara ShemwellwifeFW31M17NoYesILENGENG
George ShemwellsonMW12MYesYesILKYIL
Verla ShemwelldaughterFW10SYesYesILKYIL
Shirley ShemwelldaughterFW8SYesILKYIL
Clarence Shemwell Jr.sonMW7SYesILKYIL
Dorothy ShemwelldaughterFW5SNoILKYIL

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Clarence Richard Shemwell - Household

Energy, Williamson County, Illinois

Clarence ShemwellheadMW46MKYLaborerRoad Construction
Clara ShemwellwifeFW40MAK
Shirley ShemwelldaughterFW20SCO
Clarence Shemwell Jr.sonMW17SIL
Dorothy ShemwelldaughterFW15SIL