The Shemwell Family

Thomas Jefferson SimsAge: 58 years18821941

Name
Thomas Jefferson Sims
Given names
Thomas Jefferson
Surname
Sims
Birth May 16, 1882
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageRuth Valdenar ShemwellView this family
November 3, 1912 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#1Thomas Jefferson Sims Jr.
February 12, 1914 (Age 31 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 6, 1920 (Age 37 years)
Address: Blackwater Township Main Street
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Francis Sims
January 13, 1925 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Betty Sue Sims
July 8, 1927 (Age 45 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Shirley Ann Sims
June 13, 1931 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Thomas Roger Sims
July 16, 1937 (Age 55 years)
Census April 19, 1940 (Age 57 years)
Death March 18, 1941 (Age 58 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Old Lamine Cemetery
Last change February 4, 201810:36:24

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Ruth Valdenar Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 3, 1912Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
15 months
son
Thomas Jefferson Sims Jr.
Birth: February 12, 1914 31 19Missouri, United States
Death: May 24, 1982McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
11 years
daughter
Mary Francis Sims
Birth: January 13, 1925 42 30Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: January 5, 1993Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
3 years
daughter
Betty Sue Sims
Birth: July 8, 1927 45 33Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: September 18, 2002Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas, United States
Alfred Denest Payne + Ruth Valdenar Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
Alfred Denest Payne
Birth: June 11, 1891Kingman, Kansas, United States
Death: June 22, 1972Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas, United States
wife
Marriage: after 1941

No family available

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ruth Valdenar Shemwell - Household

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPFBPMBPOccupationIndEmp
Thomas SimsHeadFW37MMOMOMOTrader in livestock
Ruth SimsWifeMW25MMOMOMO
T J SimssonMW5SMOMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Jefferson Sims - Household

314 McRobert Boonville, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Sims, Thomas JheadMW47M30MOMOMOSalesmanCar
Sims, Ruth BwifeFW35M18MOMOMO
Sims, Thomas JsonMW16SMOMOMO
Sims, Mary FdaughterFW5SMOMOMO
Sims, Betty SdaughterFW2-9mSMOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Jefferson Sims - Household

Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Sims, J ThomasheadMW57MMORCooperMOFarmerFarm
Shemwell, Ruth VwifeFW45MMORCooperMO
Sims, Betty SuedaughterFW15SMORCooperMO
Sims, Mary FrancisdaughterFW12SMORCooperMO

Betty and Mary's ages are reversed? -b