The Shemwell Family

William Frank RichardsonAge: 52 years18881940

William Frank Richardson
Given names
William Frank
Birth August 17, 1888 25 26
Birth of a sisterEthel M Richardson
August 1894 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward M Richardson Jr.
August 1896 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 9 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 10 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 11 years)
Address: Oklahoma Territory
Birth of a brotherHiram Emory Richardson
1901 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherGuy Reynold Richardson
July 19, 1903 (Age 14 years)
Death of a brotherEdward M Richardson Jr.
October 1905 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Cynthia Shemwell Obituary
Cynthia Shemwell Obituary

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

Death of a sisterEdith G Richardson
before 1910 (Age 21 years)
Census May 16, 1910 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageZephie Naomi AkinView this family
December 23, 1917 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Edra Mae Richardson
September 29, 1918 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 28 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 29 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 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Willia Maureen Richardson
April 21, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sisterRhoda Kathryn Richardson
about 1924 (Age 35 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
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 41 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childHoward Thomas WilliamsWillia Maureen RichardsonView this family
September 6, 1937 (Age 49 years)
Census April 5, 1940 (Age 51 years)
Death December 26, 1940 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Lexington Cemetery
Last change February 14, 201714:27:19

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
elder sister
20 months
William Frank Richardson
Birth: August 17, 1888 25 26Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: December 26, 1940Oklahoma, United States
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
Hiram Emory Richardson
Birth: 1901 37 39Oklahoma, United States
Death: October 1963Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
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 Zephie Naomi Akin - View this family
William Frank Richardson
Birth: August 17, 1888 25 26Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: December 26, 1940Oklahoma, United States
Zephie Naomi Akin
Birth: December 20, 1896Oklahoma, United States
Death: March 19, 1942Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: December 23, 1917Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States
9 months
Edra Mae Richardson StevensEdra Mae Richardson
Birth: September 29, 1918 30 21Allen, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States
Death: January 25, 2016Oklahoma, United States
19 months
Willia Maureen Richardson
Birth: April 21, 1920 31 23Macomb, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: December 24, 1972Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

William Frank Richardson has 38 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (38)

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 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