The Shemwell Family

Mary Katherine ProppAge: 87 years18771964

Mary Katherine Propp
Given names
Mary Katherine
Married name
Mary Katherine Shemwell
Birth March 1, 1877
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 21 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 -
Civil marriageJames Harvey ShemwellView this family
March 15, 1900 (Age 23 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Gladys Cordellia Shemwell
January 4, 1901 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Velvalee Virginia Shemwell
May 16, 1902 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Frances Cassman Shemwell
February 14, 1905 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Helen Alice Shemwell
April 17, 1909 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Bessie Bell Shemwell
February 17, 1910 (Age 32 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 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 39 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 40 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 -
Marriage of a childJames Herbert MarriotVelvalee Virginia ShemwellView this family
December 1, 1919 (Age 42 years)
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Vivian Betty Marriott
October 20, 1920 (Age 43 years)
City Directory Phoenix- Arizona, USA 1923 (Age 45 years)
Address: 744 E. Portland
Marriage of a childJames Henry GreyHelen Alice ShemwellView this family
September 20, 1924 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 28, 1930 (Age 53 years)
Death of a husbandJames Harvey Shemwell
November 5, 1935 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Burial of a husbandJames Harvey Shemwell
November 5, 1935 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Double Buttes Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Lana Lee Marriott
March 17, 1940 (Age 63 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 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 -
Death of a daughterBessie Bell Shemwell
September 18, 1951 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 72 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 68 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 June 10, 1964 (Age 87 years)
Cemetery: Woodland Cemetery
Last change April 22, 201913:54:32

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Family with James Harvey Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: March 15, 1900Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
10 months
16 months
Velvalee Virginia Shemwell
Birth: May 16, 1902 37 25Falcon, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Death: March 23, 1977Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
3 years
Frances Cassman Shemwell
Birth: February 14, 1905 39 27Colorado, United States
Death: April 18, 1982Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
4 years
Helen Alice Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1909 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 21, 1968Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
10 months
Bessie Bell Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1910 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 18, 1951Yolo, California, United States
James Harvey Shemwell + Edith Blanche Martin - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: June 19, 1894San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States
Divorce: October 11, 1898Colorado, United States
23 months
Genevieve Shemwell
Birth: May 6, 1896 31 22Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Death: January 20, 1947Lassen, California, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Shemwell - Household

El Paso, Colorado

James Harvey ShemwellheadWMApr 186535M4m--KYKYKYFarmer
Mary Katherine ProppwifeWFMar 187723M4m00GERGERGER15

Notes: 4 boarders living with family

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Shemwell - Household

La Jara, Conejos, Colorado

Shemwell, James HheadMW46M214KYKYKYButcherButcher Shop
Shemwell, Mary PwifeFW33M11466GermanyGermanyGermany
Shemwell, GenyvivadaughterFW13SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, GladiesdaughterFW10SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, VelvaleedaughterFW8SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, FrancesdaughterFW5SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, HelendaughterFW2SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, BessiedaughterFW2mSCOKYGermany
Brewster, Frank OservantMW19S

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Shemwell - Household

La Jara, Conejos, Colorado

James H ShemwellheadMW54MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Mary P ShemwellwifeFW39MDEUDEUDEU
Frances ShemwelldaughterFW14SCOKYDEU
Helen ShemwelldaughterFW11SCOKYDEU
Bessie ShemwelldaughterFW9SCOKYDEU
James Marriotson-in-lawMW21SOHOHOHFarmerWorking out
Velvalee MarriotdaughterFW17SCOKYDEU
Mitchell Marriotson-in-lawMW25MOHOHOHFarmerWorking out
Gladys MarriotdaughterFW19MCOKYDEU
John TreftboarderMW22SINININFarmerWorking out

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - James Henry Grey - Household

601 W 5th Street Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona

Grey, JamesheadMW34MKYPhoenixMaricopaAZAuto MechanicAuto Garage
Grey, HelenXwifeFW30MCOPhoenixMaricopaAZ
Shemwell, Marymother in lawFW66WdGermanySame Place
Clemens, Francessister in lawFW35WdCOPhoenixMaricopaAZSales ladyDress Shop