The Shemwell Family

Homer Acton ShemwellAge: 89 years19041994

Homer Acton Shemwell
Given names
Homer Acton
Birth October 26, 1904 42 35
Birth of a brotherThomas Albin Shemwell
July 9, 1906 (Age 20 months)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterEunice Lorraine Shemwell
March 6, 1911 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Jane Edwards
March 30, 1911 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 12 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 13 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 26, 1920 (Age 15 years)
MarriageCyrena Salome WilkersonView this family
August 20, 1927 (Age 22 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Jimmie Franklin Shemwell
October 30, 1932 (Age 28 years)
Census April 5, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherHettie Louise Hathcock
July 28, 1941 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 37 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 -
Death of a fatherThomas Alonzo Shemwell
April 15, 1947 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherByron Shemwell
February 21, 1952 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 45 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 sisterVerna Belle Shemwell
August 30, 1955 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Brenda Jane “Jennie” Shemwell
January 16, 1959 (Age 54 years)
Death of a brotherEarl Shemwell
June 10, 1975 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sisterPerna Shemwell
August 28, 1975 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherRollie Theron Shemwell
November 8, 1975 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 41 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 brotherIsaac Reed Shemwell
April 29, 1985 (Age 80 years)
Death of a sisterIdella Shemwell
1994 (Age 89 years)
Address: Western Baptist Hospital
Death March 10, 1994 (Age 89 years)
Cemetery: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Last change November 7, 201916:12:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 22, 1886
11 months
elder sister
Verna Belle Shemwell
Birth: March 15, 1887 25 17Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1955McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
Perna Shemwell
Birth: April 6, 1889 27 20Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 28, 1975San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
21 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
Hoke Adley Shemwell
Birth: February 1895 32 25Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 14, 1897
2 years
elder brother
Rollie Theron Shemwell
Birth: February 6, 1897 35 27Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 8, 1975St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder sister
Idella Shemwell
Birth: June 10, 1899 37 30Kentucky, United States
Death: 1994Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
Isaac Reed Shemwell
Birth: September 29, 1901 39 32Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1985Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States
3 years
Homer Acton Shemwell
Birth: October 26, 1904 42 35Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 10, 1994McCracken, Kentucky, United States
20 months
younger brother
Thomas Albin Shemwell
Birth: July 9, 1906 44 37Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1996Symsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger sister
Eunice Lorraine Shemwell
Birth: March 6, 1911 49 41Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 2000Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Family with Cyrena Salome Wilkerson - View this family
Homer Acton Shemwell
Birth: October 26, 1904 42 35Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 10, 1994McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Cyrena Salome Wilkerson
Birth: November 7, 1905 40 29Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 10, 1994Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: August 20, 1927
5 years
Jimmie Franklin Shemwell
Birth: October 30, 1932 28 26McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 8, 2010Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States

Homer Acton Shemwell has 23 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Alonzo Shemwell - Household

Farmington Rd. Graves, Kentucky

Thomas A ShemwellheadMW48M24KYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Hettie L ShemwellwifeFW47M24109KYKYKYNone
Verna ShemwelldaughterFW23S00KYKYKYSchool TeacherPublic School
Perna ShemwelldaughterFW21S00KYKYKYNone
Earl ShemwellsonMW19SKYKYKYFarm LaborerWorking Out
Vyson ShemwellsonMW16SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Rollie ShemwellsonMW13SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Idella ShemwelldaughterFW10S00KYKYKYNone
Isaac R ShemwellsonMW8SKYKYKY
Homer A ShemwellsonMW6SKYKYKY
Thomas A ShemwellsonMW3SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Alonzo Shemwell - Household

Symsonia Graves KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Thomas A ShemwellheadMW57MKYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Hettie L ShemwellwifeFW50MKYKYKY
Rollie T ShemwellsonMW22SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Idella None ShemwelldaughterFW20SKYKYKYPublic WorkTeaching School
Isaac R ShemwellsonMW18SKYKYKY
Homer A ShemwellsonMW16SKYKYKY
Thomas A ShemwellsonMW13SKYKYKY
Eunice L ShemwelldaughterFW8SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Homer Acton Shemwell - Household

Rural Route No 3 McCracken, Kentucky

Shemwell, H ActonheadMW36MKYPaducahMcCrackenKYToe lasterShoe factory
Shemwell, CyrenaXwifeFW34MKYPaducahMcCrackenKY
Shemwell, JimmysonMW7SKY