The Shemwell Family

Rhoda Kathryn RichardsonAge: 37 years18871924

Rhoda Kathryn Richardson
Given names
Rhoda Kathryn
Married name
Rhoda Kathryn Musgrave
Married name
Rhoda Kathryn Allen
Birth January 1887 23 25
Birth of a brotherWilliam Frank Richardson
August 17, 1888 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a sisterEthel M Richardson
August 1894 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward M Richardson Jr.
August 1896 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 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 sisterEdith G Richardson
April 1899 (Age 12 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Address: Oklahoma Territory
Birth of a brotherHiram Emory Richardson
1901 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherGuy Reynold Richardson
July 19, 1903 (Age 16 years)
Death of a brotherEdward M Richardson Jr.
October 1905 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a sisterEdith G Richardson
before 1910 (Age 23 years)
MarriageRobert Harold MusgraveView this family
about 1910 (Age 23 years)

Census April 19, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1Harold Alton Musgrave
May 13, 1911 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a husbandRobert Harold Musgrave
October 15, 1918 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 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 2, 1920 (Age 33 years)
MarriageElmer Albert AllenView this family
April 14, 1920 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Elmerine Virginia “Jenny” Allen
April 19, 1921 (Age 34 years)
Death about 1924 (Age 37 years)

Note: Presumed death prior to Nov. 1924 - Rhoda disappears before the 1930 census. Elmer remarries 11-8-1924. Their daughter is with him and new wife in 1930. -b
Last change February 13, 202018:19:37

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 12, 1882Pettis, Missouri, United States
10 months
elder brother
19 months
elder sister
21 months
20 months
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Edward M Richardson Jr.
Birth: August 1896 33 34Missouri, United States
Death: October 1905Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
younger sister
Edith G Richardson
Birth: April 1899 35 37Oklahoma, United States
Death: before 1910Oklahoma, United States
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Guy Reynold Richardson
Birth: July 19, 1903 40 41Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Death: April 2, 1973Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Family with Robert Harold Musgrave - View this family
Robert Harold Musgrave
Birth: August 22, 1884Cooke, Texas, United States
Death: October 15, 1918Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: about 1910
16 months
Harold Alton Musgrave
Birth: May 13, 1911 26 24Oklahoma, United States
Death: October 30, 1989Seal Beach, Orange, California, United States
Family with Elmer Albert Allen - View this family
Marriage: April 14, 1920McClain, Oklahoma, United States
1 year
Elmerine Virginia “Jenny” Allen
Birth: April 19, 1921 25 34Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States
Death: December 1, 1994Riverside, Riverside, California, United States
Elmer Albert Allen + Frona V Sherrell - View this family
husband’s wife
Frona V Sherrell
Birth: May 20, 1898Arkansas, United States
Death: April 18, 1984Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: November 8, 1924Hughes, Latimer, Oklahoma, United States

Rhoda Kathryn Richardson has 38 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (38)

Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18831953
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 Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson + Nancy Elizabeth Shemwell
2Ora Lee Richardson18831971
Parents John Wilson Moorman + Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
5Myrtle Mae Moorman18851975
7Ira Milton Moorman18891958
9Ida Ruth Moorman18951976
10Mary Ethel Moorman18981982
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Edward M Richardson - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma

Richardson, EdwardheadWMMay186337M17MOTNTNFarmer
Richardson, JenniewifeWFSep186138M1797MOKYKY
Richardson, Charles CsonWMSep188316MMOMOMOFarm Laborer
Richardson, Eva LdaughterWFApr188515SMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, Roda CdaughterWFJan188713SMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, William FsonWMAug188811MMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, Ethel MdaughterWFAug18945SMOMOMO
Richardson, Edward HsonWMAug18963SMOMOMO
Richardson, Edith GdaughterWFApr18991SOKMOMO

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Robert Harold Musgrave - Household

Ash Street Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma

Musgrave, Robert HheadMW25M10TXMOMOLaborerCotton Buyer
Musgrave, Roda CwifeFW22M1000MOMOMO

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Roda C Richardson - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Musgrave, Mrs R HheadFW32WdMOTNKYSalesladyDry goods store
Musgrave, HaroldsonMW8SOKTXMO

Presumed death prior to Nov. 1924 - Rhoda disappears before the 1930 census. Elmer remarries 11-8-1924. Their daughter is with him and new wife in 1930. -b