The Shemwell Family

Alton Echolas ShemwellAge: 87 years19051992

Name
Alton Echolas Shemwell
Given names
Alton Echolas
Surname
Shemwell
Birth January 29, 1905 23
Birth of a brotherBeryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
November 19, 1908 (Age 3 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherWilbur Shemwell
July 2, 1912 (Age 7 years)
Note: All other data concludes the date in the Kentucky Vital Record Indexes is incorrect –b. I'm almost certain his date of birth is 07/02/1912. - Barry Grogan.
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 10 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 maternal grandfatherJohn L Shemwell
December 8, 1917 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 11 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 12 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/
Birth of a half-sisterMay Magdalene Staton
May 6, 1919 (Age 14 years)
Death of a half-sisterMay Magdalene Staton
October 10, 1919 (Age 14 years)
Census January 20, 1920 (Age 14 years)
Death of a half-sisterFanny Mitchell
March 25, 1922 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Pulmonary tuberculosis
MarriageMildred Mae GiesView this family
March 30, 1929 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 24 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Dixie Mae Shemwell
December 25, 1929 (Age 24 years)
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 25 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Military
WW2 Draft
October 16, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 36 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 44 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 motherFrancis Pearl “Fannie” Shemwell
September 23, 1973 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 40 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 wifeMildred Mae Gies
October 5, 1981 (Age 76 years)
Death of a brotherBeryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
April 29, 1985 (Age 80 years)
Death of a brotherWilbur Shemwell
January 13, 1986 (Age 80 years)
Death April 20, 1992 (Age 87 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Royal Palm Memorial Gardens
Last change July 29, 201915:36:54

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
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Alton Echolas Shemwell
Birth: January 29, 1905 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 20, 1992Palm Beach, Florida, United States
4 years
younger brother
Beryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
Birth: November 19, 1908 26Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1985Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with William Thomas “Tom” Mitchell - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: June 1, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 months
half-sister
Fanny Mitchell
Birth: October 12, 1898 19 16Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 25, 1922Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Grover Cleveland Staton - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
half-sister
May Magdalene Staton
Birth: May 6, 1919 26 37Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 10, 1919Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Frank Banovic - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
Family with Mildred Mae Gies - View this family
himself
Alton Echolas Shemwell
Birth: January 29, 1905 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 20, 1992Palm Beach, Florida, United States
wife
Mildred Mae Gies
Birth: estimated 1908 43 19Nankin, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Death: October 5, 1981Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Marriage: March 30, 1929Palm Beach, Florida, United States
9 months
daughter
Dixie Mae Shemwell
Birth: December 25, 1929 24 21Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Death: November 13, 2016Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina, United States

Alton Echolas Shemwell has 4 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (4)

Parents John William T Tate + Rosa L Shemwell
1Bryan Elmer Tate18961971
3Bernice B Tate19051987
4Buell Eckless Tate19081981
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John L. Shemwell - Household

Bevier, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmploy
John L. ShemwellheadMW55MWd--KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Francis Pearl ShemwelldaughterFW28SWd33KYKYKY
Fanny ShemwellgranddaughterFW13S---KYKYKY
Alton ShemwellgrandsonMW5S---KYKYKY
Beryl ShemwellgrandsonMW14mS---KYKYKY

Notes: Living with Fannie - both are widowed

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Grover O Staton - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Staton, GroverheadMW26MKYKYKYHostler?Coal mine
Staton, PearlwifeFW37MKYKYKY
Shemwell, AltonsonMW16SKYKYKY
Shemwell, BurliesonMW11SKYKYKY
Shemwell, WilbursonMW6SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Alton Echolas Shemwell - Household

M? Street West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Shemwell, AltonheadMW25M24KYKYKYLinemanTelegraph
Shemwell, MildredwifeFW21M21MIMIMI
Shemwell, Dixie MaydaughterFW2mSFLKYMI

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Alton E Shemwell - Household

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida

NameRelationSexRaceAgeBPOccupationIndustry
Alton E ShemwellheadMW35KYLinemanTelegraph Co.
Mildred M ShemwellwifeFW31MI
Dixie Mae ShemwelldaughterFW10FL
William Giesfather in lawMW75MI