The Shemwell Family

Dorval BurrisAge: 78 years18851963

Dorval Burris
Given names
Birth August 4, 1885 23 21
Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa M Lee
October 28, 1886 (Age 14 months)
Birth of a brotherOra Raymond Burris
March 11, 1887 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a sisterEtta Lee Burris
September 3, 1891 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 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 8, 1900 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Morton Shemwell
July 29, 1904 (Age 18 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 24 years)
Engineer-Tractor Engines
1910 (Age 24 years)

Migrated to Seattle, Washington to seek job 1914 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 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 31 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Military 1918 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 32 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 fatherJames Finley Burris
January 30, 1919 (Age 33 years)
Census January 7, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Religious marriageGladys BellView this family
February 21, 1924 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Dean Burris
January 19, 1925 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Dorval Burris
September 15, 1929 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 44 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 44 years)
Census April 24, 1940 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 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 motherMary Louisa Shemwell
1948 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 64 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 brotherOra Raymond Burris
February 5, 1954 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Lung cancer
Burial of a brotherOra Raymond Burris
February 6, 1954 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Old Lamine Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sara L Burris
April 21, 1958 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 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 November 12, 1963 (Age 78 years)
Cause of death: acute mitochondrial infarction
Cemetery: Union Hill Cemetery
Last change April 5, 201915:17:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1882Cooper, Missouri, United States
17 months
elder sister
Unnamed Burris
Birth: December 16, 1883 22 19Cooper, Missouri, United States
20 months
Dorval Burris
Birth: August 4, 1885 23 21Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: November 12, 1963Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States
19 months
younger brother
Ora Raymond Burris
Birth: March 11, 1887 25 22Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 5, 1954Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
5 years
younger sister
Etta Lee Burris
Birth: September 3, 1891 29 27Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: November 1979Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
Family with Gladys Bell - View this family
Dorval Burris
Birth: August 4, 1885 23 21Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States
Death: November 12, 1963Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States
Marriage: February 21, 1924Tipton, Moniteau, Missouri, United States
11 months
Mary Dean Burris
Birth: January 19, 1925 39 22Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: May 17, 2002
5 years
John Dorval Burris
Birth: September 15, 1929 44 26Missouri, United States
Death: September 21, 1996Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States

Dorval Burris has 35 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (35)

Parents William David Shemwell + Lucy Elizabeth Platte
2Ida Mae Shemwell18691959
10Infant Shemwell18871887
Parents Alexander Taylor Shemwell + Melvina Pamelia Thompson
1Gertrude Shemwell18901908
2Alta M Shemwell18921996
4Ruth Shemwell18961969
Parents John William Shemwell + Madora Cramer
Parents Sylvester Penic Shemwell + Eva Ann Cramer
Parents William Nicholas McMahan + Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
4Annie McMahan18911900
Parents Ishamel Higdon Whitlow + Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
1Flora Dell Whitlow18801959
2Nellie Whitlow18821902
5Nettie Whitlow18891927
6Orpha Whitlow18921901
7Henry Clay Whitlow18941972
8John Whitlow18981983
Parents George William Brady + Louella “Lula” Carrie Shemwell
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Finley Burris - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

Burris, FinleyheadWMSep186138M18OHOHOHFarming
Burris, MarywifeWFApr186436M1853MOKYKY
Burris, DorvalsonWMAug188514SKSOHMOAt School
Burris, OransonWMMar188713SMOOHMOAt School
Burris, Etta LeedaughterWFSep18918MMOOHMOAt School

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Finley Burris - Household

Prigg Avenue Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

Burris, FinleyheadMW48M127INOHOHOperatorRestaurant
Burris, MarywifeFW45M12753MOKYKY
Burris, DorvillesonMW24SKSINMOEngineerTractor Engine

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Mary Louisa Shemwell - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Burris, Mary headFW55WdMOKYKYseamstresshome
Burris, DorvalsonMW34SKSINMOengineerthresher crew

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Dorval Burris - Household

1402 E. Atchison St Jefferson, Cole, Missouri

Burris, DorvalheadMW44M38KSMOMOFiremanM. P. Ry
Burris, GladyswifeFW27M21MOMOMO
Burris, Mary DdaughterFW5SMOKSMO
Burris, John DsonMW9mSMOKSMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Dorval Burris - Household

Cedar, Callaway, Missouri

Burris, DorvalheadMW54MKSSame PlaceFiremanRailroad Steam
Burris, GladyswifeFW37MMOSame Place
Burris, Mary DeandaughterFW15SMOSame Place
Burris, John DorvalsonMW10SMOSame Place