The Shemwell Family

Mary Virginia “Jennie” ShemwellAge: 71 years18941966

Mary Virginia “Jennie” Shemwell
Given names
Mary Virginia
Married name
Mary Virginia Cumbee
Birth August 25, 1894 38 34
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherMarquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell
May 20, 1905 (Age 10 years)
Marriage of a parentJohn Henry HallSarah Frances “Ma Sissie” ScottView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 17, 1906 (Age 12 years)
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a son
#1Thomas D Cumbee
October 3, 1912 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2Clifton Oscar Cumbee
September 20, 1914 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 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 -
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Emma Pauline Cumbee
September 15, 1924 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Fanny Blanche Cumbee
May 15, 1927 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 21, 1930 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5Robert Lee “Bob” Cumbee
May 21, 1930 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Ellen Cumbee
May 22, 1933 (Age 38 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherSarah Frances “Ma Sissie” Scott
May 17, 1941 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1David E Cumbee
June 22, 1942 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge William Shemwell
April 4, 1943 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Carl Ray Fish
July 27, 1945 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#3Thomas O'Neal Gant
October 28, 1946 (Age 52 years)
Death of a husbandGeorge Radford Cumbee
April 18, 1948 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Betty Louise Cumbee
September 13, 1948 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Irene Fish
April 11, 1949 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Ronnie Lee Fish
May 28, 1950 (Age 55 years)
Death of a grandsonRonnie Lee Fish
October 11, 1950 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Marasmus
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Alma Ruth Gant
August 10, 1953 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 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 -
Marriage of a childRobert Lee “Bob” CumbeeBetty Dean KnightView this family
March 9, 1958 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8Lewis Ray Gant
July 6, 1962 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 51 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 January 14, 1966 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Stokes Community Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 9, 1880Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
James Hardy Shemwell
Birth: September 8, 1885 29 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 15, 1885Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Sylvester Lewis “Cy” Shemwell
Birth: April 5, 1888 32 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1971Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
17 months
elder sister
4 years
Mother’s family with John Henry Hall - View this family
Marriage: October 17, 1906Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with George Radford Cumbee - View this family
Thomas D Cumbee
Birth: October 3, 1912 22 18Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 18, 2003Gracey, Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Clifton Oscar Cumbee
Birth: September 20, 1914 24 20Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 1, 1990Todd, Kentucky, United States
Emma Pauline Cumbee
Birth: September 15, 1924 34 30Kentucky, United States
Death: May 6, 1987Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
3 years
3 years
Robert Lee “Bob” Cumbee
Birth: May 21, 1930 39 35Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 1997Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Mary Ellen Cumbee
Birth: May 22, 1933 42 38Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 2, 1972

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Marquis Delemuel Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Markus ShemwellheadWMMar 185644M19--KYKYKYFarmer
Sarah F ShemwellwifeWFNov 185940M1965KYKYKY
George W ShemwellsonWMApr 188119S---KYKYKYFarm laborer
Charles H ShemwellsonWMJun 188317S---KYKYKYFarm laborer
Sey L ShemwellsonWMApr 188811S---KYKYKYFarm laborer
Sue B ShemwelldaughterWFAug 18909S---KYKYKY
Mary V ShemwelldaughterWFAug 18945S---KYKYKY

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

Sharon Grove, Todd, KY

Shemwell, George WheadMW29M6KYKYKYFarmerGeneal farm
Shemwell, Myrtle VwifeFW32M622KYKYKY
Shemwell, EuphadaughterFW4SKYKYKY
Shemwell, ClemansonMW8mSKYKYKY
Shemwell, Jennieyounger sisterFW15SKYKYKY