The Shemwell Family

Thelma Ruth BryantAge: 76 years19041981

Thelma Ruth Bryant
Given names
Thelma Ruth
Married name
Thelma Ruth Huie
Birth October 30, 1904 39 21
Birth of a brotherJohn Osborne Bryant
April 8, 1906 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherMerritt Bryant
July 1, 1908 (Age 3 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Nunnley Bryant
August 29, 1910 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 11 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 12 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 13 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 -
Census January 18, 1920 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherJoe Richard Bryant
March 15, 1925 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 20 years)
Cause: Suicide

MarriageWilliam Herschel HuieView this family
estimated 1928 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
#1Thomas Gene “Tommy” Huie
September 16, 1929 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 24 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 25 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Osborne Bryant
November 11, 1935 (Age 31 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Richard Bryant
April 1, 1937 (Age 32 years)
Census April 24, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJosephine “Josie” Gibbs
November 15, 1940 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 37 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 sonThomas Gene “Tommy” Huie
November 22, 1947 (Age 43 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 45 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 husbandWilliam Herschel Huie
May 26, 1966 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherMerritt Bryant
February 10, 1969 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 41 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 24, 1981 (Age 76 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change October 8, 201714:38:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 18, 1904McCracken, Kentucky, United States
9 months
17 months
younger brother
John Osborne Bryant
Birth: April 8, 1906 41 22Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 11, 1935
2 years
younger brother
Merritt Bryant
Birth: July 1, 1908 43 24Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 10, 1969
2 years
younger sister
Mary Nunnley Bryant
Birth: August 29, 1910 45 26Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 16, 1996Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
15 years
younger brother
Joe Richard Bryant
Birth: March 15, 1925 60 41Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 6, 2000Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Family with William Herschel Huie - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1928
21 months
Thomas Gene “Tommy” Huie
Birth: September 16, 1929 33 24Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Death: November 22, 1947Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
William Herschel Huie + Vera Shemwell - View this family
Vera Shemwell
Birth: November 16, 1898 39 31McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 29, 1925Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Marriage: estimated 1920
20 months
William Herschel Huie Jr.
Birth: August 17, 1921 25 22Melber, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 21, 2007Kirkland, King, Washington, United States
William Herschel Huie + Frances Mae Story - View this family
husband’s wife
Frances Mae Story
Birth: August 6, 1902Longstreet, De Soto, Louisiana, United States
Death: November 5, 1981Graves, Kentucky, United States
Ruby Faye Huie
Birth: August 8, 1937 41 35Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 17, 2011Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

Thelma Ruth Bryant has 5 first cousins recorded