The Shemwell Family

James Bruce PotterAge: 87 years18741962

Name
James Bruce Potter
Given names
James Bruce
Surname
Potter
Birth June 18, 1874 33 35
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
Religious marriageFlora Dell WhitlowView this family
October 21, 1896 (Age 22 years)
Address: Ish Whitlow home
Birth of a daughter
#1Ora Bell Potter
July 28, 1897 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
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
Birth of a daughter
#2Octa Potter
October 8, 1898 (Age 24 years)
Census June 10, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nettie May Potter
August 5, 1903 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Vinita Francis Potter
June 14, 1906 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherMary Frances Bruce
January 7, 1908 (Age 33 years)
Census April 26, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childLeslie Howe BurdOra Bell PotterView this family
Type: Religious marriage
August 5, 1914 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Marjorie Juanita Burd
August 3, 1915 (Age 41 years)
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
Marriage of a childWilliam Lewis StrickfadenOcta PotterView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 12, 1918 (Age 43 years)
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
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 43 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/
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childCharles McClellan “Charlie” ShemwellVinita Francis PotterView this family
February 1, 1922 (Age 47 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2James William Mercer
January 4, 1923 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Glenva Belle Burd
March 6, 1923 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Theola Strickfaden
July 28, 1924 (Age 50 years)
Note: 1919?
Birth of a grandson
#5Hubert Potter “Hoot” Shemwell
October 27, 1924 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Robert Leslie Burd
May 1, 1926 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Emma Lee Strickfaden
October 23, 1926 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Jack Boyd Mercer
May 20, 1927 (Age 52 years)
Death of a fatherJacob Potter
December 11, 1928 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 55 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 8, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Census April 3, 1940 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 67 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 75 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
Death of a wifeFlora Dell Whitlow
November 19, 1959 (Age 85 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 71 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 May 15, 1962 (Age 87 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Peninsula Cemetery
Last change November 15, 201809:54:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Jacob Potter
Birth: November 15, 1840Missouri, United States
Death: December 11, 1928Cooper, Missouri, United States
mother
Marriage:
himself
Family with Flora Dell Whitlow - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 21, 1896Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
9 months
daughter
14 months
daughter
Octa Potter
Birth: October 8, 1898 24 18Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 21, 1979Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
5 years
daughter
Nettie May Potter
Birth: August 5, 1903 29 23Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 3, 1997Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
daughter
Vinita Francis Potter
Birth: June 14, 1906 31 25Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 26, 2006Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Bruce Potter - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Potter, JamesheadWMJun187425M3MOMOMOFarming
Potter, FlorawifeWFAug188019M322MOKYMO
Potter, OradaughterWFJul18972SMOMOMO
Potter, OctiedaughterWFOct18981SMOMOMO

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Bruce Potter - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Potter, James BheadMW35M113MOMOMOManagerGeneral? Farm
Potter, Flora DwifeFW29M11344MOKYMO
Potter, Ora BdaughterFW12SMOMOMO
Potter, OctadaughterFW11SMOMOMO
Potter, Nettie MdaughterFW6SMOMOMO
Potter, VinitadaughterFW3SMOMOMO
Potter, JacobfatherMW69WdMOVAVAOwn Income

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Bruce Potter - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Potter, JamesheadMW45MMOMOMONone
Potter, FlorawifeFW39MMOKYMO
Potter, JacobfatherMW79WdMOKYMO
Mercer, Nettie MaydaughterFW16MMOMOMO
Mercer, Walterson in lawMW21MMOMOMOLaborerOdd Jobs
Potter, VinitadaughterFW13SMOMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Bruce Potter - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Potter, James headMW55M21MOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Potter, Flora EwifeFW49M16MOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - James Bruce Potter - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Potter, JamesXheadMW65MMOSame house
Potter, FlorawifeFW59MMOSame house