The Shemwell Family

Earl Breckenridge RichardsonAge: 75 years18931969

Earl Breckenridge Richardson
Given names
Earl Breckenridge
Birth May 30, 1893 35 35
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 4 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 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 12 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 12 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 16 years)
MarriageZella Mae ParksView this family
March 31, 1912 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Earlene Richardson
August 12, 1914 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Myrline Essie Richardson
October 8, 1916 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 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 23 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 24 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherHiriam Breckenridge Richardson
December 9, 1933 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherNancy Elizabeth Shemwell
October 10, 1942 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 48 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 brotherGeorge Russell “Shorty” Richardson
November 8, 1948 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 56 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 brotherJoseph Martin Richardson
January 10, 1960 (Age 66 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 52 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 February 7, 1969 (Age 75 years)
Last change August 29, 201713:34:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 14, 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
4 years
elder brother
Lawrence Otto Richardson
Birth: November 23, 1883 25 26Missouri, United States
Death: March 21, 1977Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
George Russell “Shorty” Richardson
Birth: January 7, 1886 27 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: November 8, 1948Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
4 years
Family with Zella Mae Parks - View this family
Marriage: March 31, 1912Oklahoma, United States
2 years
Earlene Richardson
Birth: August 12, 1914 21Arkansas, United States
Death: December 6, 1975
2 years
Myrline Essie Richardson
Birth: October 8, 1916 23Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Death: September 1, 1990

Earl Breckenridge Richardson has 41 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (41)

Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18831953
Parents Asa W Mallott + Mary Ann Shemwell
Parents Adam Houston Richardson + Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
Parents James C Shemwell + Sarah Elizabeth Roley
Parents John Russell Rukes + Elphina Ella Shemwell
2Retta R Rukes18811972
3Bessie Irene Rukes18931962
Parents John Wilson Moorman + Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
5Myrtle Mae Moorman18851975
7Ira Milton Moorman18891958
9Ida Ruth Moorman18951976
10Mary Ethel Moorman18981982
Parents Edward M Richardson + Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
2Eva Lee Richardson18851971
5Ethel M Richardson18941975
7Edith G Richardson18991910
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson - Household

Flat Creek, Pettis, Missouri

Richardson, Brekenridge HheadWMMay185842M20MOKYTNFarmer
Richardson, Nancy EwifeWFAug185742M2076KYKYKY
Richardson, Otto LsonWMNov188316SMOMOKYFarm Laborer
Richardson, Ora LdaughterWFNov188316SMOMOKYAt School
Richardson, Russell GsonWMJan188614SMOMOKYFarm Laborer
Richardson, Martin JsonWMDec188712SMOMOKYAt School
Richardson, Goldie MdaughterWFDec188910SMOMOKYAt School
Richardson, Earl BsonWMMay18937SMOMOKYAt School
Elliot, SallieboarderWFAug188119SMOMOMOSchool Teacher

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson - Household

Waldron, Grady, Oklahoma

Richardson, Hiriam BheadMW51M130MOTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Richardson, Nancy EwifeFW52M13086MOKYKY
Richardson, OttosonMW26SMOMOKYHome Farm
Richardson, MartinsonMW22SMOMOKYHome Farm
Richardson, Earl BsonMW16SMOMOKY