The Shemwell Family

James Howard and Mary Lee Millen

Mary Lee “Mollie” MitchellAge: 64 years18661930

Mary Lee “Mollie” Mitchell
Given names
Mary Lee
Married name
Mary Lee Millen
Birth January 21, 1866 47 40
Death of a sisterNancy Jane Mitchell
June 1867 (Age 16 months)
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 11 months)
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 11 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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 -
Census August 22, 1870 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 11, 1880 (Age 14 years)
Death of a sisterFrances Josephine “Fannie” Mitchell
October 11, 1880 (Age 14 years)
MarriageJames Howard MillenView this family
December 18, 1888 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1St Augustus “Gus” Millen
November 15, 1889 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2James Harry Millen
about 1891 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Denie Kathleen Millen
September 23, 1891 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Catherine E Millen
about 1892 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#5Harry M Millen
about 1893 (Age 26 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Caswell Mitchell
October 8, 1893 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6Otis W Millen
June 20, 1897 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#7Ella May Millen
about 1900 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Mitchell
March 13, 1900 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#8John Edward “Jack” Millen
August 26, 1903 (Age 37 years)
Death of a daughterElla May Millen
about 1903 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherHarriet Miranda “Mary” Shemwell
March 11, 1906 (Age 40 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Dr. Robert Archibald Smithson Jr.
October 11, 1914 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 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 50 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 51 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 1, 1920 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherAugustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
April 21, 1920 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Lukemia
Death of a brotherThomas Jefferson “Tom” Mitchell
January 24, 1924 (Age 58 years)
Cause: bronchial pneumonia
Marriage of a childJohn Edward “Jack” MillenAmelia Lena Louise “Peg” FritzView this family
February 4, 1926 (Age 60 years)
Death of a husbandJames Howard Millen
April 8, 1927 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Peggy Jean Millen
May 24, 1928 (Age 62 years)
Address: Heidlebach Ave; Evansville In
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 63 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death September 16, 1930 (Age 64 years)
Last change October 8, 201714:38:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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
Thomas Jefferson Mitchell and daughterThomas Jefferson “Tom” Mitchell
Birth: July 4, 1856 38 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 24, 1924Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder brother
Augustus Ebin MitchellAugustus Ebin “Gus” Mitchell
Birth: December 3, 1860 42 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 1920Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Family with James Howard Millen - View this family
Marriage: December 18, 1888Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
St Augustus “Gus” Millen
Birth: November 15, 1889 28 23Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 23, 1979Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States
2 years
9 months
Denie Kathleen Millen
Birth: September 23, 1891 30 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 1974Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
15 months
2 years
Harry M Millen
Birth: about 1893 31 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Otis W Millen
Birth: June 20, 1897 35 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 2, 1972Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States
4 years
Ella May Millen
Birth: about 1900 38 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: about 1903Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Jack -Peg MillenJohn Edward “Jack” Millen
Birth: August 26, 1903 42 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 17, 1976Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

Mary Lee “Mollie” Mitchell has 9 first cousins recorded