The Shemwell Family

Lucy M GilliamAge: 82 years18591942

Name
Lucy M Gilliam
Given names
Lucy M
Surname
Gilliam
Married name
Lucy M Shemwell
Birth April 28, 1859
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
MarriageWilliam Luther ShemwellView this family
January 25, 1877 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Leah Leota Shemwell
March 7, 1878 (Age 18 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#2Effie E Shemwell
March 24, 1880 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Zillia Ann Shemwell
August 27, 1882 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#4Marvin Browden Shemwell
September 16, 1884 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Kerna Elliot Shemwell
February 1887 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6Luther Cashman Shemwell
July 25, 1889 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#7Dallas Hedger Shemwell
March 15, 1893 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#8Felix Jason Shemwell Sr.
October 7, 1895 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#9Curtis Lee Shemwell
December 22, 1897 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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
#10Nina Pearl Shemwell
April 14, 1900 (Age 40 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Callie M Gooch
calculated 1907 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childMarvin Browden ShemwellKatie Thomas MossView this family
about 1908 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sonora Alberta Shemwell
June 5, 1909 (Age 50 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Catherine Shemwell
May 3, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Luther Shemwell
August 15, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Evelyn L Shemwell
December 16, 1911 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childGaither Henry Adison MooreKerna Elliot ShemwellView this family
December 30, 1913 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Howard W Shemwell
January 4, 1916 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Vera M Moore
January 11, 1917 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childDallas Hedger ShemwellIdell WardView this family
1917 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#7Aria Annette Shemwell
August 10, 1918 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Geraldine Shemwell
August 29, 1918 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9William Henry Moore
November 17, 1918 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Mildred G Gooch
November 21, 1918 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 57 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 58 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/
Birth of a grandson
#11Charles Thomas Shemwell
March 19, 1919 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childCurtis Lee ShemwellLouise Aletha “Larie” SimmonsView this family
estimated 1919 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#12Elizabeth Lucille Shemwell
January 3, 1921 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Edward Powell Moore
June 14, 1922 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Iris Moss Shemwell
May 21, 1923 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Clayborn Edward Gooch Jr.
September 28, 1925 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childFelix Jason Shemwell Sr.Elizabeth PieperView this family
July 21, 1927 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 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 5, 1940 (Age 80 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 82 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 February 1, 1942 (Age 82 years)
Cause of death: Cancer of stomach and hypertension
Burial
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery
Last change August 24, 201916:31:08

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: January 25, 1877Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
daughter
Leah Leota Shemwell
Birth: March 7, 1878 24 18
Death: February 16, 1964Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
Luther Cashman Shemwell
Birth: July 25, 1889 36 30Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 16, 1972Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States
4 years
son
Dallas Hedger Shemwell
Birth: March 15, 1893 39 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 16, 1964McCracken, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Felix Jason Shemwell Sr.
Birth: October 7, 1895 42 36Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 1981South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
2 years
son
Curtis Lee Shemwell
Birth: December 22, 1897 44 38Kentucky, United States
Death: April 12, 1979Wickliffe, Ballard, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Nina Pearl Shemwell
Birth: April 14, 1900 46 40Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1981

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Luther Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
William Luther ShemwellHeadWMApr 185347M23--KYKYVAFarmerYYYR
Lucy M. ShemwellwifeWFApr 185941M231212KYTNKYYYY
Zella A. ShemwelldaughterWFAug 188217S---KYKYKYYYY
Marvin B. ShemwellsonWMSep 188415S---KYKYKYFarm laborYYY
Kerna E. ShemwelldaughterWFFeb 188713S---KYKYKYYYY
Luther Cashman ShemwellsonWMJul 188910S---KYKYKYFarm laborYYY
Dallas Hedges ShemwellsonWMMar 18937S---KYKYKY
Felix Jason ShemwellsonWMOct 18954S---KYKYKY
Curtis Lee ShemwellsonWMDec 18972S---KYKYKY
Nina Pearl ShemwelldaughterWFApr 19001mS---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Luther Shemwell - Household

Driscoll, Ballard, KY.

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
William L ShemwellheadMW57M33--KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Lucy ShemwellwifeFW51M331111KYTNKYNone
Cashman ShemwellsonMW20S---KYKYKYLaborerHome farm
Kearney ShemwelldaughterFW22S---KYKYKYNone
Hedge ShemwellsonMW17S---KYKYKYLaborerHome Farm
Felix ShemwellsonMW15S---KYKYKYNone
Curtis L ShemwellsonMW13S---KYKYKYNone
Nina P ShemwelldaughterFW10S---KYKYKYNone

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Kerna Elliot Shemwell - Household

S Sater Road Ballard, KY

NameRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Shemwell, Kerna EheadFW52MKYBallardKY
Moore, Vera MdaughterFW23MKYBallardKY
Moore, Edward PsonMW17SKYBallardKY
Shemwell, Lucy MmotherFW80WKYBallardKY

Census has Kerna, Vera & Edward as Shemwell's & she is Widowed