The Shemwell Family

Susan Elliot GilliamAge: 78 years18751954

Name
Susan Elliot Gilliam
Given names
Susan Elliot
Surname
Gilliam
Married name
Susan Elliot Meador
Birth September 7, 1875 29 28
Birth of a sisterMary Cordelia Gilliam
October 5, 1876 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherRasmus Elden Gilliam
March 7, 1878 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 21, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterPruda C “Prudie” Gilliam
June 26, 1882 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 8 years)

Birth of a brotherJames Loranza Gilliam
December 1886 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterNannie Cashman Gilliam
June 1889 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterMamie J Gilliam
March 16, 1890 (Age 14 years)
Death of a sisterMamie J Gilliam
March 11, 1893 (Age 17 years)
MarriageElvy Opedia MeadorView this family
about 1895 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Hallie Meador
November 15, 1896 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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
Birth of a son
#2Erie Orlin Meador
March 8, 1899 (Age 23 years)
Census June 23, 1900 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Felix Randolph Meador
November 3, 1905 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 12, 1907 (Age 31 years)
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 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 41 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 42 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 19, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Bryant “Willie” DillMary Hallie MeadorView this family
August 11, 1921 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William E Dill
June 19, 1922 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Rev. James Nelson Dill
April 16, 1924 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterNannie Cashman Gilliam
August 15, 1924 (Age 48 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Note: Informant: Pruda Walker
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 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 2, 1930 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childFelix Randolph MeadorMary Ruth KallenbachView this family
May 3, 1931 (Age 55 years)
Death of a fatherJames Lafayette Gilliam Sr.
January 28, 1933 (Age 57 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherDr. William Bennett Gilliam
October 15, 1941 (Age 66 years)
Death of a husbandElvy Opedia Meador
1942 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a brotherDallas Vanmeter Gilliam
December 11, 1948 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherRasmus Elden Gilliam
October 6, 1952 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death July 17, 1954 (Age 78 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change February 27, 201815:12:44

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
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
herself
13 months
younger sister
Mary Cordelia Gilliam
Birth: October 5, 1876 30 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 30, 1965Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
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 Elvy Opedia Meador - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1895
22 months
daughter
Mary Hallie Meador
Birth: November 15, 1896 23 21Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 21, 1975Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
son
Erie Orlin Meador
Birth: March 8, 1899 25 23Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 10, 1976Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
7 years
son
Felix Randolph Meador
Birth: November 3, 1905 32 30Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 1983St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Susan Elliot Gilliam has 40 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (40)

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
2Ada 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 Shemwell18831953
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Lafayette Gilliam Sr. - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Gilliam, James LWM34headMFarmerKYTNKY
Gilliam, Columbia JWF32wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYVA
Gilliam, William BWM7sonSKYKYKY
Gilliam, Dallas VWM5sonSKYKYKY
Gilliam, Susan EWF4daughterSKYKYKY
Gilliam, Mary CWF3daughterSKYKYKY
Gilliam, Esasmus EWF2sonSKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Elvy Opedia Meador - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Meador, Elvy OheadWMAug187326M4KYTNTNFarmer
Meador, Susan EwifeWFSep187524M422KYKYKY
Meador, Mary HdaughterWFNov18963SKYKYKY
Meador, Erie OsonWMMar18991SKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Elvy Opedia Meador - Household

Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Meador, E OheadMW35M114KYKYTNFarmer
Gilliam, F EwifeFW34M11433KYKYKY
Meador, M HdaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Meador, Erie O JrsonMW11SKYKYKY
Meador, F RsonMW4SKYKYKY

Susan is F C or E -b

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Elvy Opedia Meador - Household

Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Meador, E OheadMW46MKYTNTNFarmerGeneral farm
Meador, Susan EwifeFW44MKYKYKY
Meador, Mary HdaughterFW23SKYKYKYTeacherCommon school
Meador, Erie OsonMW20MKYKYKYFarm laborerAt home
Meador, Felix RsonMW14SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Elvy Opedia Meador - Household

Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Meador, Elvy OheadMW56M23KYTNKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Meador, Susan EwifeFW54M21KYKYKY

Next door to daughter Hallie Dill

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Elvy Opedia Meador - Household

Logan, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Meador, E OheadMW66MKYsame houseFarm OperatorFarm
Meador, SusanwifeFW63MKYsame house