The Shemwell Family

David Alvin EllisAge: 80 years18781958

Name
David Alvin Ellis
Given names
David Alvin
Surname
Ellis
Birth November 30, 1878 33 25
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a brotherJesse Everet Ellis
May 23, 1881 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterRosa Lillian Ellis
January 9, 1887 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert Sidney Ellis
October 2, 1890 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha E Crouch
January 12, 1898 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 19 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 21, 1900 (Age 21 years)
MarriageOra Melissa WilsonView this family
about 1901 (Age 22 years)

Death of a brotherJesse Everet Ellis
October 14, 1901 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Evelyn Ellis
1902 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Judson Ellis
about 1905 (Age 26 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a sonJudson Ellis
1917 (Age 38 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 38 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 39 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a motherTennessee Mahala “Tenny” Carter
August 2, 1919 (Age 40 years)
Census January 3, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Death of a fatherJesse Edward Ellis
January 3, 1923 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 50 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 63 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 71 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a wifeOra Melissa Wilson
September 1, 1957 (Age 78 years)
Death of a daughterEvelyn Ellis
December 1957 (Age 79 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 67 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death December 29, 1958 (Age 80 years)
Cause of death: Cancer
Burial
Cemetery: Sangie Cemetery
Last change January 27, 201812:03:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1875
2 years
elder brother
22 months
himself
David Alvin Ellis
Birth: November 30, 1878 33 25Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1958Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Jesse Everet Ellis
Birth: May 23, 1881 35 27Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 14, 1901Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
younger sister
Rosa Lillian Ellis
Birth: January 9, 1887 41 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 7, 1980Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
4 years
younger brother
Robert Sidney Ellis
Birth: October 2, 1890 44 36Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 17, 1980Fresno, California, United States
Family with Ora Melissa Wilson - View this family
himself
David Alvin Ellis
Birth: November 30, 1878 33 25Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1958Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
wife
Ora Melissa Wilson
Birth: January 30, 1878Tennessee, United States
Death: September 1, 1957Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1901
2 years
daughter
4 years
son

David Alvin Ellis has 1 first cousin recorded

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Jesse Edward Ellis - Household

Shelby, Tennessee

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Ellis, J EWM34headMFarmerTNVAVA
Ellis, Tenny MWF26wifeMTNTNTN
Ellis, ErnestWM3sonSTNTNTN
Ellis, AlvinWM1sonSTNTNTN
Smith, WarrenBM30servantSServantGATNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Jesse Edward Ellis - Household

Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Ellis, Jesse EheadWMOct184654M25TNVAVAFarmer
Ellis, TenniewifeWFNov185346M2555ARVATN
Ellis, Ernest BsonWMJan187723STNTNARSchool Teacher
Ellis, David AsonWMNov187821STNTNARMinister Gospel
Ellis, Jesse EsonWMMay188119STNTNARLawyer
Ellis, Rosa LdaughterWFJan188713STNTNARAt School
Ellis, Robert SsonWMOct18909STNTNAR

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - David Alvin Ellis - Household

615 Franklin Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Ellis, David AheadMW31M9TNTNARClergyman
Wilson, OrawifeFW31M922TNTNTN
Ellis, EvelyndaughterFW8STNTNTN
Ellis, JudsonsonMW5STNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - David Alvin Ellis - Household

462 Edick Place Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Ellis, David AheadMW41MTNTNARPreacherBaptist
Ellis, OrawifeFW41MTNTNTN
Ellis, Evelyn CdaughterFW18STNTNTN
Wilson, John Ebrother in lawMW36STNTNTNFiremanCity

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - David Alvin Ellis - Household

329 N. McClain Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Rev. Ellis, DavidheadMW50MTNTNARPastorCongregation
Ellis, OrwifeFW45MTNTNTNSeamstressPrivate home