The Shemwell Family

Benton J McMillanAge: 92 years18881981

Benton J McMillan
Given names
Benton J
Birth October 21, 1888 29 31
Birth of a brotherCarl McMillan
July 17, 1890 (Age 20 months)
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 -
Census June 12, 1900 (Age 11 years)
MarriageMartha Ella GreenView this family
December 28, 1909 (Age 21 years)

Census April 20, 1910 (Age 21 years)
Death of a brotherCarl McMillan
August 12, 1910 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Pauline McMillan
about 1911 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Carl McMillan
December 7, 1911 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#3Benton J McMillan Jr.
October 11, 1913 (Age 24 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 -
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 13, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 40 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 16, 1930 (Age 41 years)
Death of a fatherCorneilius Philip “Neal” McMillan
September 24, 1933 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Gun shot wound under left arm
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 51 years)
Death of a motherSusan Caroline Mobley
April 27, 1941 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 53 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 brotherHarry McMillan
April 11, 1946 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 61 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 wifeMartha Ella Green
May 9, 1974 (Age 85 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 57 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 sisterZora McMillan
November 22, 1979 (Age 91 years)
Cause: Cerebral vascular accident
Death of a sonBenton J McMillan Jr.
April 28, 1980 (Age 91 years)
Death February 24, 1981 (Age 92 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Oaklawn Cemetery
Last change November 10, 201712:55:59

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 1, 1882Houston, Tennessee, United States
1 year
elder brother
Harry McMillan
Birth: January 19, 1883 24 26Tennessee, United States
Death: April 11, 1946Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States
16 months
elder sister
4 years
Benton J McMillan
Birth: October 21, 1888 29 31Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 24, 1981Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States
21 months
younger brother
Carl McMillan
Birth: July 17, 1890 31 33Texas, United States
Death: August 12, 1910Texas, United States
Family with Martha Ella Green - View this family
Benton J McMillan
Birth: October 21, 1888 29 31Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 24, 1981Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States
Marriage: December 28, 1909
2 years
11 months
Carl McMillan
Birth: December 7, 1911 23 22Cooper, Delta, Texas, United States
Death: November 30, 1997Cooper, Delta, Texas, United States
22 months
Benton J McMillan Jr.
Birth: October 11, 1913 24 24Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
Death: April 28, 1980Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States

Benton J McMillan has 46 first cousins recorded

Father's family (46)

Parents James Henry Pulley + Mary Jane McMillan
1Elizabeth Pulley18691880
4Mary Ann Pulley18731893
5John Henry Pulley18761891
7Lida Mae Pulley18801880
Parents William Howard Slaughter + Sarah Margaret McMillan
1Ollie Slaughter18841971
3Mabel Slaughter18871963
7Lora Slaughter18961973
Parents William Thomas McMillan + Elizabeth Sophia “Lizzie” Miller
1William F McMillan18791903
Parents Barton Aquilla Roby + Elizabeth C McMillan
1Eula Pearl Roby18861955
3Hattie Lou Roby18921967
4John Loyd Roby18941977
5Barton Neal Roby18991900
Parents James Lawrence “Jim” McMillan + Mary Alice Connell
1John Paul McMillan18891972
Parents Joseph Zachariah “Joe” Shemwell + Nancy Ann “Anna” McMillan
3Flora B Shemwell18931982
Parents William Francis Marian “Will” Shemwell + Judith “Jude” McMillan
2Ora May Shemwell18931965
3Ellie A Shemwell18961982

Mother's family (0)