The Shemwell Family

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
Death of a husbandJames Howard Millen
April 8, 1927 (Age 61 years)
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
4 years
elder brother
Augustus 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
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
John 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

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Henry Mitchell - Household

Allensville, Todd, Kentucky

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 - Henry Mitchell - Household

Allensville, Todd, Kentucky

Mitchell, HenryWM60headMCooperTNVAVA
Mitchell, HarrietWF54wifeMKeeping houseKYKYNC
Mitchell, FannieWF24daughterSAt homeNervous ProstratingKYTNKY
Mitchell, ThomasWM23sonSRR handKYTNKY
Mitchell, MaryWF14daughterSAt homeKYTNKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Howard Millen - Household

228 Delmar Ave Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana

Millen, James HheadMW44M22KYKYKYCar ReparerRailroad shop
Millen, Mary LwifeFW45M2265KYKYKY
Millen, St AugustinesonMW20SKYKYKYBlacksmithRailroad shop
Millen, Catherine EdaughterFW18SKYKYKY
Millen, Harry MsonMW17SKYKYKY
Millen, Otis WsonMW12SKYKYKY
Millen, John EsonMW6SKYKYKY
Larman, HarryboarderMW21SKYKYKYlaborerRR worh

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Howard Millen - Household

306 Cumberland Ave Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Millen, HowardheadMW58MKYKYKYConductorRailroad
Millen, Mary LeewifeFW54MKYTNKY
Millen, HarrysonMW29STNKYKYEngineerRailroad
Millen, OtissonMW22SKYKYKY
Millen, JohnsonMW16SKYKYKY