The Shemwell Family

Susie “Sue” Powell

Name
Susie “Sue” Powell
Given names
Susie
Surname
Powell
Married name
Susie Edwards
Married name
Susie Jessup
Nickname
Sue
Birthunknown

Birth of a daughter
#1Nellie Jessup

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageJohn Jackson EdwardsView this family
about 1893

Birth of a daughter
#2Marie Edwards
August 22, 1897

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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
#3Missie Germ “Germie” Edwards
December 31, 1898
Birth of a daughter
#4Mable Jessup
November 2, 1907

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

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

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

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/
Birth of a grandson
#1J P Shemwell
March 22, 1922
Birth of a grandson
#2Lilburn “Blackie” Shemwell
December 16, 1923
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929

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
Death of a daughterMissie Germ “Germie” Edwards
June 30, 1932
Cause: Cancer
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945

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
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 husbandJohn Jackson Edwards
August 16, 1954
Death of a husbandLuther Jessup
June 17, 1960
Death of a daughterMarie Edwards
July 26, 1971
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975
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
Deathunknown

Family with John Jackson Edwards - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1893
5 years
daughter
Marie Edwards
Birth: August 22, 1897 27
Death: July 26, 1971Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
16 months
daughter
Family with Luther Jessup - View this family
husband
Luther Jessup
Birth: December 20, 1872Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 17, 1960Logan, Kentucky, United States
herself
daughter
daughter
son
Private
John Jackson Edwards + Myrtie Cleveland Bolton - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
step-daughter
3 years
step-daughter
2 years
step-son
Samuel Harlan Edwards
Birth: October 10, 1910 40 26
Death: May 30, 1984Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
step-son
step-daughter
Private
step-son
Hubert Rufus Edwards
Birth: September 17, 1917 47 33
Death: June 28, 1985Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
step-daughter
step-daughter
Private
step-daughter
Private