The Shemwell Family

James Oscar, Goldia Mae (Richardson - daughter of Nancy Elizabeth) and Corinne Motsenbocker

Goldia Mae “Goldie” RichardsonAge: 97 years18891986

Goldia Mae “Goldie” Richardson
Given names
Goldia Mae
Married name
Goldia Mae Motsenbocker
Birth December 1, 1889 31 32
Birth of a brotherEarl Breckenridge Richardson
May 30, 1893 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 -
Census June 8, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 15 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 15 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Cynthia Shemwell Obituary
Cynthia Shemwell Obituary

Note: The Sedalia Democrat, Sun., Nov. 14, 1905

MarriageJames Oscar MotsenbockerView this family
December 23, 1909 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Velma Corinne Motsenbocker
February 9, 1912 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#2James Oscar Motsenbocker Jr.
January 17, 1917 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 27 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Bettie Sue Motsenbocker
January 10, 1924 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 40 years)
Death of a fatherHiriam Breckenridge Richardson
December 9, 1933 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherNancy Elizabeth Shemwell
October 10, 1942 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 52 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 brotherGeorge Russell “Shorty” Richardson
November 8, 1948 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 60 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 husbandJames Oscar Motsenbocker
1953 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Paul “Jim” Haney
1957 (Age 67 years)

Death of a brotherJoseph Martin Richardson
January 10, 1960 (Age 70 years)

Death of a brotherEarl Breckenridge Richardson
February 7, 1969 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterOra Lee Richardson
1971 (Age 81 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 56 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 of a brotherLawrence Otto Richardson
March 21, 1977 (Age 87 years)
Death of a sonJames Oscar Motsenbocker Jr.
October 2, 1977 (Age 87 years)
Death December 22, 1986 (Age 97 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Maguire-Fairview Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 14, 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
4 years
elder brother
Otto Richardson Telegraph Operator around 1900Lawrence Otto Richardson
Birth: November 23, 1883 25 26Missouri, United States
Death: March 21, 1977Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
George Russell RichardsonGeorge Russell “Shorty” Richardson
Birth: January 7, 1886 27 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: November 8, 1948Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
23 months
elder brother
2 years
4 years
younger brother
Family with James Oscar Motsenbocker - View this family
Marriage: December 23, 1909Grady, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
James Oscar, Goldia Mae (Richardson - daughter of Nancy Elizabeth) and Corinne MotsenbockerVelma Corinne Motsenbocker
Birth: February 9, 1912 26 22Oklahoma, United States
Death: February 4, 2006Hobert, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States
5 years
James Oscar MotsenbockerJames Oscar Motsenbocker Jr.
Birth: January 17, 1917 31 27Oklahoma, United States
Death: October 2, 1977Oklahoma, United States
7 years

Goldia Mae “Goldie” Richardson has 41 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (41)

Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18821953
Parents Asa W Mallott + Mary Ann Shemwell
Parents Adam Houston Richardson + Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
Parents James C Shemwell + Sarah Elizabeth Roley
Parents John Russell Rukes + Elphina Ella Shemwell
2Retta R Rukes18811972
3Bessie Irene Rukes18931962
Parents John Wilson Moorman + Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
5Myrtle Mae Moorman18851975
7Ira Milton Moorman18891958
9Ida Ruth Moorman18951976
10Mary Ethel Moorman18981982
Parents Edward M Richardson + Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
2Eva Lee Richardson18851971
5Ethel M Richardson18941975
7Edith G Richardson18991910