The Shemwell Family

Horace Otto ShemwellAge: 82 years18891971

Horace Otto Shemwell
Given names
Horace Otto
Birth August 27, 1889 31 27
Birth of a sisterMamie G Shemwell
May 21, 1892 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherHenry Cox Shemwell
January 16, 1893 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterNora Christine Shemwell
December 31, 1893 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 -
Birth of a sisterZula Montey Shemwell
November 17, 1898 (Age 9 years)
Shemwell School
February 21, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEliza Jane Reed
October 31, 1908 (Age 19 years)
Death of a sisterEffie Shemwell
March 11, 1910 (Age 20 years)
Cause: Pneumonia-Measles-While attending school
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#1Thelma Dean Shemwell
February 28, 1918 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 27 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 28 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 12, 1920 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#2Lester Lynn Shemwell
September 8, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3Ralph Ewing Shemwell
November 26, 1921 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherMilous Greene “Miles” Shemwell
October 26, 1922 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 40 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 40 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childLester Lynn ShemwellMary Bell “Maybelle” StocksView this family
July 3, 1940 (Age 50 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Lynn Shemwell
about 1944 (Age 54 years)
Death of a motherLouisa Ann “Anna” Legate
February 7, 1944 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sharon Kay Shemwell
May 24, 1945 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 52 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 -
Birth of a grandchild
#3Infant Shemwell
June 12, 1947 (Age 57 years)

Death of a grandchildInfant Shemwell
June 12, 1947 (Age 57 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 60 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 brotherRev. Werner Guy Shemwell
May 14, 1961 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sisterLillie E Shemwell
January 7, 1971 (Age 81 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 56 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 December 10, 1971 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201808:30:50

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 7, 1879Randolph, Arkansas, United States
11 months
elder brother
Rev. Werner Guy Shemwell
Birth: July 28, 1880 22 18Sherman, Gray, Texas, United States
Death: May 14, 1961Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
4 years
elder sister
Effie Shemwell
Birth: April 14, 1884 26 22Arkansas, United States
Death: March 11, 1910Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder sister
Lillie E Shemwell
Birth: August 1887 29 25Arkansas, United States
Death: January 7, 1971
2 years
3 years
younger sister
19 months
younger sister
Nora Christine Shemwell
Birth: December 31, 1893 35 32Pitman, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: May 1984Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
5 years
younger sister
Family with Zelpha Hill - View this family
3 years
Lester Lynn Shemwell
Birth: September 8, 1920 31 20Higden, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 3, 2003Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
15 months

Horace Otto Shemwell has 16 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Milous Greene Shemwell - Household

Clay Arkansas

Miles ShemwellheadWMMar 185842M20--KYNCKYFarmer
Anna ShemwellwifeWFDec 186138M2087ILTNUWI
Werner G ShemwellsonWMJul 188019S---TXKYILAt School
Effie ShemwelldaughterWFApr 188416S---ARKYILAt School
Lillie ShemwelldaughterWFAug 188712S---ARKYILAt School
Horace ShemwellsonWMAug 188910S---ARKYILAt School
Mamie ShemwelldaughterWFMay 18928S---ARKYIL
Christine ShemwelldaughterWFDec 18936S---ARKYIL
Zula ShemwelldaughterWFNov 18981S---ARKYIL

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Milous Greene Shemwell - Household

Kilgore Clay Ak

Miles G ShemwellheadMW52M30--KYVAKYFarmerFarm
Anna ShemwellwifeFW48M30106ILTNIO
Lillie E ShemwelldaughterFW23S---ARKYIL
Horace O ShemwellsonMW20S---ARKYIL
Mamie G ShemwelldaughterFW18S---ARKYIL

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Horace Otto Shemwell - Household

Walnut Street Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Horace OheadMW30MARARARLaborerHandle factory
Shemwell, ZelphawifeFW22MARTNTN
Shemwell, Thelma DdaughterFW1-9mSARARAR