The Shemwell Family

Pruda C “Prudie” GilliamAge: 80 years18821962

Pruda C “Prudie” Gilliam
Given names
Pruda C
Married name
Pruda C Walker
Married name
Pruda C Richardson
Birth June 26, 1882 36 35
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 22 months)

Birth of a brotherJames Loranza Gilliam
December 1886 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterNannie Cashman Gilliam
June 1889 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterMamie J Gilliam
March 16, 1890 (Age 7 years)
Death of a sisterMamie J Gilliam
March 11, 1893 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 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 2, 1900 (Age 17 years)
MarriageGeorge Verner RichardsonView this family
December 26, 1906 (Age 24 years)
Death of a motherColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 12, 1907 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Elbert V Richardson
July 22, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 33 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 34 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 35 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 -
Death of a husbandGeorge Verner Richardson
April 29, 1919 (Age 36 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Census January 12, 1920 (Age 37 years)
Death of a sisterNannie Cashman Gilliam
August 15, 1924 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Note: Informant: Pruda Walker
MarriageRobert Herschel WalkerView this family
about 1925 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 47 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 22, 1930 (Age 47 years)
Death of a fatherJames Lafayette Gilliam Sr.
January 28, 1933 (Age 50 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherDr. William Bennett Gilliam
October 15, 1941 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 59 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 brotherDallas Vanmeter Gilliam
December 11, 1948 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherRasmus Elden Gilliam
October 6, 1952 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 67 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 -
Death of a sisterSusan Elliot Gilliam
July 17, 1954 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherJames Loranza Gilliam
July 27, 1959 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 63 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 August 29, 1962 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Lewisburg Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202013:55:22

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 9, 1872Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
elder brother
Dr. William Bennett Gilliam
Birth: October 18, 1872 26 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 15, 1941Logan, Kentucky, United States
22 months
elder brother
1 year
elder sister
Susan Elliot Gilliam
Birth: September 7, 1875 29 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 17, 1954Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder sister
Mary Cordelia Gilliam
Birth: October 5, 1876 30 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 30, 1965Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States
17 months
elder brother
4 years
5 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Nannie Cashman Gilliam
Birth: June 1889 43 42Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 15, 1924Logan, Kentucky, United States
9 months
younger sister
Mamie J Gilliam
Birth: March 16, 1890 43 42Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 11, 1893Logan, Kentucky, United States
Family with Robert Herschel Walker - View this family
Robert Herschel Walker
Birth: November 13, 1886Kentucky, United States
Death: October 18, 1965Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: about 1925
Family with George Verner Richardson - View this family
George Verner Richardson
Birth: August 14, 1874Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1919Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: December 26, 1906Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
19 months
Elbert V Richardson
Birth: July 22, 1908 33 26Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 18, 1986Missouri, United States

Pruda C “Prudie” Gilliam has 39 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (39)

Parents Joseph A Shemwell + Sarah A Ralston
Parents John Andrew Harris + George Ann Shemwell
2Thomas A Harris18691871
3Samuel Taft Harris18711933
Parents Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell + Mary S Troutt
2Ruth Shemwell18931943
Parents William Rastus “Raz” Harris + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Mattie V Harris18721933
2Ida Pearl Harris18751955
3Elvis Lote Harris18781965
5Inez Clyde Harris18871957
Parents William Luther Shemwell + Lucy M Gilliam
2Effie E Shemwell18801949
10Nina Pearl Shemwell19001981
Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18821953