The Shemwell Family

Mildred Drue ShemwellAge: 88 years19071996

Mildred Drue Shemwell
Given names
Mildred Drue
Married name
Mildred Drue Fitzhugh
Birth December 4, 1907 36 33
Note: memorial says 26 APR 1906
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sisterHazel O Shemwell
September 11, 1918 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 9 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 10 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 13, 1920 (Age 12 years)
MarriageBroadus Lehmon FitzhughView this family
September 20, 1927 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1Doyle Morris Fitzhugh
May 23, 1928 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sisterGrace Gertrude Shemwell
August 13, 1945 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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 42 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 -
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Blackwell
January 14, 1954 (Age 46 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Anderson Shemwell
January 4, 1958 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Coronary Thrombosis
Death of a husbandBroadus Lehmon Fitzhugh
November 10, 1975 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 38 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 of a sisterClarice D Shemwell
August 19, 1981 (Age 73 years)
Death May 4, 1996 (Age 88 years)
Cemetery: Woodland Cemetery
Last change July 31, 201718:26:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 1, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder sister
Clarice D Shemwell
Birth: September 6, 1899 28 24Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 19, 1981Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
Grace Gertrude Shemwell
Birth: November 11, 1903 32 29Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 13, 1945Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
Hazel O Shemwell
Birth: calculated 1905 33 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 11, 1918Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Family with Broadus Lehmon Fitzhugh - View this family
Broadus Lehmon Fitzhugh
Birth: April 7, 1906Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 10, 1975Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: September 20, 1927Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
8 months
Doyle Morris Fitzhugh
Birth: May 23, 1928 22 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 17, 2003Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Mildred Drue Shemwell has 17 first cousins recorded

memorial says 26 APR 1906
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Anderson Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, KY

Shemwell, Samuel AheadMW38M11KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, Mary EwifeFW35M1144KYTNTN
Shemwell, Clarice DdaughterFW10SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Grace GdaughterFW7SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Hazel OdaughterFW5SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Mildred DdaughterFW2SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Delila Pelder sisterFW42SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Samuel A Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Sam AheadMW48MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farmer
Shemwell, Mary EwifeFW44MKYTNTN
Shemwell, Clarice DdaughterFW20SKYKYKY
Shemwell, GracedaughterFW17SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Mildred DdaughterFW12SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Parleeelder sisterFW52SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Broadus Fitzhugh - Household

Elkton Road Muhlenberg, KY

Fitzhugh, BroadusheadMW24M21KYKYKYFarmingGeneral farm
Fitzhugh, DruewifeFW22M19KYKYKY
Fitzhugh, DoylesonMW1-10mSKYKYKY