The Shemwell Family

John Russell RukesAge: 59 years18521911

John Russell Rukes
Given names
John Russell
Birth January 21, 1852
Note: Death Certificate says Aug.9,1848
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 14 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 14 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 16 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
MarriageSarah Ann “Allie” StultsView this family
February 11, 1873 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Charles Franklin Rukes
April 6, 1873 (Age 21 years)
Death of a wifeSarah Ann “Allie” Stults
1877 (Age 24 years)

Religious marriageElphina Ella ShemwellView this family
January 1, 1878 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#2Harry Claud “H C” Rukes
August 16, 1879 (Age 27 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Retta R Rukes
November 1, 1881 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Bessie Irene Rukes
May 26, 1893 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 2, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childCharles C “Charlie” BrimRetta R RukesView this family
May 20, 1902 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Bessie Irene Brim
March 25, 1903 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childHarry Claud “H C” RukesOtis Lucinda LewisView this family
October 5, 1904 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ardith Pauline Brim
November 24, 1908 (Age 56 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Death September 2, 1911 (Age 59 years)
Cause of death: Compound Fracture
Cemetery: Green Ridge Cemetery
Last change July 25, 201913:43:26

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Sarah Ann “Allie” Stults - View this family
Marriage: February 11, 1873Vigo, Indiana, United States
2 months
Charles Franklin Rukes
Birth: April 6, 1873 21 17Indiana, United States
Death: December 4, 1911
Family with Elphina Ella Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: January 1, 1878Pettis, Missouri, United States
19 months
Harry Claud “H C” Rukes
Birth: August 16, 1879 27 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: April 2, 1938El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
Retta R Rukes
Birth: November 1, 1881 29 30Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 12, 1972Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
12 years
Bessie Irene Rukes
Birth: May 26, 1893 41 42Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 19, 1962Pettis, Missouri, United States

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Death Certificate says Aug.9,1848
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Russell Rukes - Household

Prairie, Pettis, Missouri

Rukes, John RWM27headMFarmerINKYIN
Rukes, EllaWF29wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Rukes, FrankWM8sonSAt SchoolINININ
Rukes, Harry CWM10msonSMOINKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Russell Rukes - Household

Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri

Rukes, John RheadWMJan185248M22INKYINFarmer
Rukes, Ella PwifeWFMar185049M2233KYKYKY
Rukes, Harry CsonWMAug187920SMOINKY
Rukes, RettadaughterWFNov188118SMOINKY
Rukes, Bessie IdaughterWFMay18937SMOINKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Russell Rukes - Household

Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri

Rukes, John RheadMW58M232INKYINFarmer
Rukes, Ellla PaulinawifeFW60M13253KYKYTN
Rukes, Bessie IrenedaughterFW16SMOINKY
Richardson, Alliesister in lawFW64Wd342?KYKYTN