The Shemwell Family

Florence Lee Shemwell McMillan

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 - also add to Place of burial: 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 - also add to Place of burial: 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
William Thomas “Willie” Welker
Birth: March 3, 1876Kentucky, United States
Death: August 29, 1929Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: April 1, 1897Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Family with John Paul McMillan - View this family
Marriage: January 15, 1916Stewart, Tennessee, United States
18 months
Cooper Shop - Arlington, TNJames Virgil McMillan
Birth: July 17, 1917 28 34Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 20, 1983Houston, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Charles Rice McMillanCharles 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 27 first cousins recorded