The Shemwell Family

Florence Lee ShemwellAge: 74 years18831957

Florence Lee Shemwell
Given names
Florence Lee
Married name
Florence Lee McMillan
Married name
Florence Lee Welker
Married name
Florence Lee Bailey
Birth January 13, 1883 36 33
Note: See Notes.
Birth of a sisterIvie Beula Shemwell
June 1885 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherHiram Rice Shemwell
August 11, 1885 (Age 2 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Marie Shemwell
September 10, 1885 (Age 2 years)
Immigration Passenger Lists/Records September 14, 1887 (Age 4 years)
Note: States she is 4 years old.
Death of a sisterDaisy Shemwell
September 23, 1896 (Age 13 years)

MarriageWilliam Thomas “Willie” WelkerView this family
April 1, 1897 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 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 23, 1900 (Age 17 years)
Death of a sisterNellie A Shemwell
January 21, 1910 (Age 27 years)
Census May 4, 1910 (Age 27 years)
MarriageT J BaileyView this family
March 21, 1914 (Age 31 years)
MarriageJohn Paul McMillanView this family
January 15, 1916 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#1James Virgil McMillan
July 17, 1917 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 33 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 34 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 son
#2Charles Rice “Carl” McMillan
July 14, 1919 (Age 36 years)
Census February 8, 1920 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherAdell D “Dellie” Rougemont
July 31, 1924 (Age 41 years)

Cause: Cancer of the womb
Death of a husbandWilliam Thomas “Willie” Welker
August 29, 1929 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 46 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 18, 1930 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Hiram “Charley” Shemwell
June 7, 1936 (Age 53 years)
Burial of a brotherCharles Hiram “Charley” Shemwell
June 8, 1936 (Age 53 years)
Cemetery: Mountain View Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Note: Death cert. says Mt. Vinson
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Rice “Carl” McMillanViolet Verna RisingView this family
October 6, 1940 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 58 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 66 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 62 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 April 10, 1957 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: McMillan Cemetery
Last change February 11, 202117:18:55

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 19, 1872Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Sarah Marie Shemwell
Birth: March 7, 1881 34 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1885Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
3 years
younger sister
Family with William Thomas “Willie” Welker - View this family
Marriage: April 1, 1897Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Family with John Paul McMillan - View this family
Marriage: January 15, 1916Stewart, Tennessee, United States
18 months
James Virgil McMillan
Birth: July 17, 1917 28 34Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 20, 1983Houston, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Charles Rice “Carl” McMillan
Birth: July 14, 1919 30 36Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 24, 1977Lincoln Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Family with T J Bailey - View this family
T J Bailey
Birth: November 10, 1890Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 29, 1967Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States
Marriage: March 21, 1914Calloway, Kentucky, United States
John Paul McMillan + Private - View this family
husband’s wife

Florence Lee Shemwell has 26 first cousins recorded

See Notes.
Immigration Passenger Lists/Records
States she is 4 years old.
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Adell D “Dellie” Rougemont - Household

Dover, Stewart, TN

Shemwell, Adell SheadWFNov185148Wd64TNFranceFranceFarmer
Shemwell, Charles HsonWMJan187921STNTNTNFarm laborer
Shemwell, Ivie BdaughterWFJun188514STNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Ollie B Sikes - Household

Hickman Church Rd Stewart TN

Sikes, OllieheadMW32M1TNTNTNFarmerHome Farm
Sikes, BeulawifeFW23M100TNTNTN
Shemwell, Adellmother-in-lawFW58Wd63TNFranceTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John Paul McMillan - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

McMillan, JohnheadRMW32MTNTNTNCarpenterHouse
McMillan, FlorencewifeFW34MTNTNTN
McMillan, JamessonMW2STNTNTN
McMillan, CharlessonMW1STNTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Paul McMillan - Household

Houston, Tennessee

McMillan, PaulheadMW39M25TNTNTNCarpenterPublic Works
McMillan, FlorencewifeFW43M29TNTNTN
McMillan, JamessonMW12MTNTNTN
McMillan, CarlsonMW10MTNTNTN

Florence Lee Shemwell b.January 13, 1888 Rice (her father) died August 11, 1885 cit. Administrator bond issued Sept 7 1885 - Tombstone inscription 8-11-1885. Husband -John Paul McMillan - b.June 10, 1889 In 1880 Census no Florence so... she was probably born between June 1880 (after census) and May 1886 (9mo after Rice's death) She is out of the house by June 1900 (not in parents census) could have married no younger than 16? so at least b.1884. If her stated birth date was correct she would have been < 12. So birth between 1884 & May 1886 Willie Welker - Florence Shemwell Marriage 01 Apr 1897 Stewart, Tennessee, United States, if this is Florence again she could not have been born in 1888. Everything right for Florence... place name etc., if 14 born in at least 1883 In 1900 Census Florence & William Welker next door to Adell Shemwell (Florence's mother & family) - 27yo -b.Jan 1873 scratched over 1883 1910 Will -32 & Florence Wilker - 26 1st marriage for 12 years 0 children b.1884 4 doors down from mother who is living with Ollie & Bulah Sykes (daughter) Paul Mcmillen - Florance Shomwell Marriage 15 Jan 1916 Stewart County, Tennessee 1920 Census- she's 34 b.1886 - 2 yrs older than John Paul 32 b.1888 1930 Census- she's 43 b.1887- 4 yrs older than John Paul 39 b.1891 she was married @ 29yo John Paul @ 25yo 1940 Census- she's 53 b.1887- 2 yrs younger than John Paul 55 b.1885 Death Cert.. b. Jan 12 1888 - 69 yo John Paul's obit says he was born in June 10, 1891 (not likely... 11 in 1900 census) Draft says b. 10 Jun 1888 So... Best guess.. she really was born Jan. 13 1883.