The Shemwell Family

Bescelia Norine “Bessie” ShemwellAge: 81 years18831964

Bescelia Norine “Bessie” Shemwell
Given names
Bescelia Norine
Married name
Bescelia Norine Ducommun
Birth May 1883 37 36
Birth of a sisterCaroline O “Carrie” Shemwell
April 2, 1889 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 14 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 -
Death of a motherVirginia Cordelia “Jennie” Brockman
September 11, 1900 (Age 17 years)
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 17 years)
October 1900 (Age 17 years)
MarriageEmil Constant DucommunView this family
November 27, 1906 (Age 23 years)
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPermelia Belinda Rickman
September 30, 1910 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Virginia Leonide Ducommun
January 3, 1912 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2Charles Emil Ducommun
April 27, 1913 (Age 29 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam David Shemwell
April 15, 1915 (Age 31 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam David Shemwell
April 18, 1915 (Age 31 years)
Address: Plot: Block 00071 000068 - 0000SE
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 32 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 33 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 34 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 7, 1920 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
February 1, 1922 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 46 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sisterLillian Belle “Lily” Shemwell
January 27, 1932 (Age 48 years)
Death of a brotherJames Harvey Shemwell
November 5, 1935 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Burial of a brotherJames Harvey Shemwell
November 5, 1935 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Double Buttes Cemetery
Marriage of a childCharles Gibson TaylorVirginia Leonide DucommunView this family
July 14, 1939 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 58 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 husbandEmil Constant Ducommun
October 8, 1946 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 66 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 brotherWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.
February 26, 1963 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 62 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 November 2, 1964 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Last change February 14, 202011:51:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 3, 1863Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder sister
Lieu A Shemwell
Birth: March 7, 1864 18 17Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 22, 1864Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
8 years
elder sister
Lillian Belle “Lily” Shemwell
Birth: November 14, 1876 31 29Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 27, 1932Los Angeles, California, United States
17 months
elder brother
5 years
6 years
younger sister
Caroline O “Carrie” Shemwell
Birth: April 2, 1889 43 42Kansas, United States
Death: March 12, 1966Los Angeles, California, United States
Family with Emil Constant Ducommun - View this family
Marriage: November 27, 1906Salt Lake, Utah, United States
5 years
16 months
Charles Emil Ducommun
Birth: April 27, 1913 35 29Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Death: October 6, 1991Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Bescelia Norine “Bessie” Shemwell has 11 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Alexander Shemwell - Household

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 2858 Orchard Ave.

Shemwell, WilliamheadWMJul184257M35KYKYKYCapitalist
Shemwell, VirginiawifeWFFeb184654M3586KYKYKY
Shemwell, BessiedaughterWFMay188317SILKYKYStudent
Shemwell, CarriedaughterWFApr188713SKSKYKYStudent
Robinson, LilliandaughterWFNov187524Wd00KYKYKY
Cobb, ThomasservantWMNov187921SMOIOIDCoachman
Erickson, CharlotteservantWFApr186327SSwedenSwedenSwedenCook

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Emil Constant Ducommun - Household

535 Serranno Ave Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Ducommun, Emil CheadMW41MCASwitzerlandFrenchSwitzerlandFrenchWholesale HardwareOwner
Ducommun, BesceliawifeFW36MILKYKY
Ducommun, Virginia LdaughterFW8SCACAIL
Ducommun, Charles EsonMW6SCACAIL
Shemwell, Caroline Osister in lawFW32SKSKYKY
Schroder, Elfreda LservantFW39SIAServant

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Emil Constant Ducommun - Household

535 S. Sreeano Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Ducommun, EmilheadMW51M28CASwitzerlandSwitzerlandWholesale MerchantHardware
Ducommun, BessiewifeFW47M23ILKYKY
Ducommun, VirginiadaughterFW18MCACAIL
Ducommun, CharlessonMW16SCACAIL
Carlson, Ester EMaidFW41SILSweedenSweedenMaidPrivate Family