The Shemwell Family

Henry George ShemwellAge: 92 years19142007

Name
Henry George Shemwell
Given names
Henry George
Surname
Shemwell
Birth December 23, 1914 55 34
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 2 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 3 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/
Census January 26, 1920 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherLewis Cass Wilkerson
June 12, 1920 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterBettie Bola Shemwell
November 18, 1920 (Age 5 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherEoline Hamlet Puryear
June 28, 1923 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 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 1, 1930 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherIsaac Newton Shemwell
January 24, 1936 (Age 21 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Military
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment
November 5, 1942 (Age 27 years)
Note: Henry is single with dependents
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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 35 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 motherFlorence Wood Wilkerson
1967 (Age 52 years)

Death of a half-brotherWilliam Isaac “Bill” Shemwell
December 5, 1969 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 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 of a sisterBettie Bola Shemwell
June 22, 1978 (Age 63 years)

Death of a half-brotherJohn Pryor Shemwell
November 26, 1986 (Age 71 years)
Death of a wifeEdna Owens
May 13, 1990 (Age 75 years)
Death of a half-sisterNancy Laura “Nannie” Shemwell
January 22, 1999 (Age 84 years)
Death of a sisterRuby May Shemwell
August 9, 2004 (Age 89 years)
Death January 15, 2007 (Age 92 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Clarks River Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1912
18 months
elder sister
Ruby May Shemwell
Birth: June 30, 1913 54 32Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 9, 2004St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
18 months
himself
Henry George Shemwell
Birth: December 23, 1914 55 34Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 15, 2007Graves, Kentucky, United States
6 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Nannie Bola Pryor - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: September 27, 1894Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
10 months
half-sister
2 years
half-brother
William Isaac “Bill” Shemwell
Birth: October 31, 1897 38 25Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 5, 1969Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
2 years
half-brother
22 months
half-sister
2 years
half-brother
Family with Edna Owens - View this family
himself
Henry George Shemwell
Birth: December 23, 1914 55 34Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 15, 2007Graves, Kentucky, United States
wife
Edna Owens
Birth: January 30, 1926 26 19Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 13, 1990Symsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private
daughter
Private

Henry George Shemwell has 24 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Isaac Newton Shemwell - Household

Symsonia Graves KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Isaac N ShemwellheadMW60MKYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Florence W ShemwellwifeFW39MKYNCNC
William I ShemwellsonMW22SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Ruby May ShemwelldaughterFW6MKYKYKY
Henry G ShemwellsonMW5MKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Isaac Newton Shemwell - Household

Graves, Kentucky

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Isaac ShemwellheadMW70M35KYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Florence ShemwellwifeFW49M32KYNCKY
Ruby ShemwelldaughterFW16S-KYKYKY
George ShemwellsonMW15S-KYKYKY
Bettie B ShemwelldaughterFW9S-KYKYKY

Notes: Benton Rd.

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Florence Wood Wilkerson - Household

Graves Ky.

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
Florence ShemwellheadFW59KY
George ShemwellsonMW25KYTime keeperRoad construction
Bettie ShemwelldaughterFW19KY

Notes: Florence is Widowed

Military
Henry is single with dependents