The Shemwell Family

Augustus Ebin “Gus” MitchellAge: 59 years18601920

Name
Augustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
Given names
Augustus Ebin
Surname
Mitchell
Nickname
Gus
Birth December 3, 1860 42 34
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a sisterMary Lee “Mollie” Mitchell
January 21, 1866 (Age 5 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Mitchell
June 1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: Nancy Jane was blind, at least part of her life according to Jack Edward Millen and his cousin Calvin Millen
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census August 22, 1870 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 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 12, 1880 (Age 19 years)
Death of a sisterFrances Josephine “Fannie” Mitchell
October 11, 1880 (Age 19 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Caswell Mitchell
October 8, 1893 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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
Death of a fatherHenry Mitchell
March 13, 1900 (Age 39 years)
MarriageMay Eugenia BurnsView this family
October 7, 1901 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherHarriet Miranda “Mary” Shemwell
March 11, 1906 (Age 45 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#1Paul Sheridan Mitchell
June 14, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 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 56 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 57 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 59 years)
Death April 21, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Cause of death: Lukemia
Burial
Cemetery: Cave Hill Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202011:43:07

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1845Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
William Caswell Mitchell
Birth: January 21, 1846 27 20Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 8, 1893Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder sister
Nancy Jane Mitchell
Birth: September 6, 1848 30 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 1867Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
Frances Josephine “Fannie” Mitchell
Birth: February 14, 1853 34 27Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1880Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Henry Mitchell
Birth: September 1855 37 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1860Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder brother
4 years
himself
Augustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
Birth: December 3, 1860 42 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 1920Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger sister
Family with May Eugenia Burns - View this family
himself
Augustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
Birth: December 3, 1860 42 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 1920Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
wife
May Eugenia Burns
Birth: October 25, 1867Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States
Death: February 2, 1936Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
Marriage: October 7, 1901Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
9 years
son
Paul Sheridan Mitchell
Birth: June 14, 1910 49 42Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1984Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
Whitehead + May Eugenia Burns - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
May Eugenia Burns
Birth: October 25, 1867Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States
Death: February 2, 1936Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States

Augustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Henry Mitchell - Household

Allensville, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Mitchell, Henryhead48MWTown MarshallTN
Mitchell, Harriet Mwife44FWKeeping HouseKY
Mitchell, Williamson24MWfarm laborerKY
Mitchell, Fanniedaughter16FWat homeKY
Mitchell, Thomasson13MWat homeKY
Mitchell, Augustusson9MWKY
Mitchell, Molliedaughter4FWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Solomon Levy - Household

Guthrie, Todd, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Mitchell, Aug EWM20BoarderSClerk in StoreKYTNKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Augustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell - Household

1253 Floyd Street Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Mitchell, Augustus EheadMW49M18KYTNKYBook keeperTobacco Co.
Mitchell, Mary EwifeFW42M2820ILTNKY
Mitchell, Mabel PneiceFW11STNKYTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Augustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell - Household

2022 Barringer Avenue Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Mitchell, AugustusheadMW56MKYTNTN? TreasurerTobacco Co.
Mitchell, MaywifeFW51MILTNTN
Mitchell, MabelnieceFW20STNKYUSStenographerLaw Office
Mitchell, PaulsonMW9SKYKYIL
Dunlap, LouisboarderMW33SKYKYVAClerkReal Estate