The Shemwell Family

George Washington ShemwellAge: 67 years18741942

Name
George Washington Shemwell
Given names
George Washington
Surname
Shemwell
Birth September 17, 1874 49 36
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
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
June 12, 1883 (Age 8 years)
Death of a fatherPinkney H Shemwell
October 3, 1888 (Age 14 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
Death of a brotherLynn Boyd Shemwell
December 20, 1906 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Stroke/Exposure
Burial of a brotherLynn Boyd Shemwell
1906 (Age 31 years)
Cemetery: Symsonia Cemetery
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Civil marriageMinnie J View this family
April 18, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#1Howard Riley Shemwell
September 30, 1911 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherSarah E Williamson
September 10, 1913 (Age 38 years)
Cause: Old Age
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
Military
WW I Draft registration
September 15, 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 1, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sisterSusan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
April 6, 1923 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Laura “Maggie” Shemwell
May 7, 1923 (Age 48 years)

Burial of a sisterMargaret Laura “Maggie” Shemwell
after May 7, 1923 (Age 48 years)
Cemetery: Wallace Cemetery
Note: Find a grave has her in the Wallace and Feezor Cemetery's...
Death of a brotherJames Love Shemwell
March 25, 1925 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Tetanus - Infection caused by mashed fingers
Burial of a brotherJames Love Shemwell
1925 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Competition Cemetery
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 1, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterElla N Shemwell
July 12, 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
Death January 28, 1942 (Age 67 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Wallace Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 27, 1857Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
17 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
George Washington Shemwell
Birth: September 17, 1874 49 36Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1942Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States
9 years
younger sister
Susan Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
Birth: June 12, 1883 58 45Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 6, 1923Elva, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Minnie J - View this family
himself
George Washington Shemwell
Birth: September 17, 1874 49 36Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1942Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States
wife
Marriage: April 18, 1910New Madrid, Missouri, United States
17 months
son
William Meeks + Minnie J - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: estimated 1897
1 year
step-daughter
4 years
step-daughter
3 years
step-son
4 years
step-daughter

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Pinkney Shemwell - Household

Briensburg, Marshall, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Shemwell, PinkWM55headMFarmingNCNCNC
Shemwell, SarahWF42wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Shemwell, BoydWM20sonSWorks on FarmKYNCTN
Shemwell, JamesWM19sonSWorks on FarmKYNCTN
Shemwell, ElmoreWM17sonSWorks on FarmKYNCTN
Shemwell, EllaWF12daughterSAt HomeKYNCTN
Shemwell, MargaretWF8daughterSKYNCTN
Shemwell, GeorgeWM6sonSKYNCTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

St John, New Madrid, Missouri, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
George W. ShemwellheadMW33M0--KYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW36M074MOINMS
Minerva E Meeksstep-daughterFW12S---MOTXMO
Irma B Meeksstep-daughterFW10S---MOTXMO
William A Meeksstep-sonMW8S---MOTXMO
Clara F Meeksstep-daughterFW4S---MOTXMO

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Filmore St. Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
George ShemwellheadMW45MKYNCTN???mansteamboat?
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW43MMOINMS
Clara MeeksdaughterFW13SMOTXMO
Howard ShemwellsonMW8SMOKYMO
Clyde RidgegrandsonMW5SLAMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Geo ShemwellheadMW56M35KYKYKYWatchmanGravel Co.
Minnie ShemwellwifeFW55M18KYMOMO
Minerva Ridgestep-daughterFW32D15MOMOKY
Howard ShemwellsonMW18S-MOKYKY
Clyde Ridgegrand-sonMW15S-LAMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - George W. Shemwell - Household

Metropolis, Massac, Illinois

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
George W ShemwellheadMW65KY
Minnie J ShemwellwifeFW63MO
Howard R ShemwellsonMW28MOMachine OperatorWood Mill
Clara F Meeksstep-daughterFW34MO

Notes: Clara is Divorced