The Shemwell Family

Ora Melissa WilsonAge: 79 years18781957

Ora Melissa Wilson
Given names
Ora Melissa
Married name
Ora Melissa Ellis
Birth January 30, 1878
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 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 -
MarriageDavid Alvin EllisView this family
about 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 32 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 -
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-
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 -
Census January 3, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 51 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 52 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 -
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 -
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. -
Death September 1, 1957 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Sangie Cemetery
Last change January 27, 201812:04:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with David Alvin Ellis - View this family
David Alvin Ellis
Birth: November 30, 1878 33 25Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1958Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Ora Melissa Wilson
Birth: January 30, 1878Tennessee, United States
Death: September 1, 1957Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1901
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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - David Alvin Ellis - Household

615 Franklin Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi

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

Rev. Ellis, DavidheadMW50MTNTNARPastorCongregation
Ellis, OrwifeFW45MTNTNTNSeamstressPrivate home