The Shemwell Family

Bessie Bell ShemwellAge: 41 years19101951

Name
Bessie Bell Shemwell
Given names
Bessie Bell
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Bessie Bell Leister
Married name
Bessie Bell Wright
Birth February 17, 1910 44 32
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 57 days)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 6 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 7 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/
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
February 1, 1922 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 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
Death of a fatherJames Harvey Shemwell
November 5, 1935 (Age 25 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 31 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
Death of a half-sisterGenevieve Shemwell
January 20, 1947 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 39 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 35 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 September 18, 1951 (Age 41 years)
Burial
Address: Plot: Blk-14 Lt-16 Gr-15
Cemetery: Woodland Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:56

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 15, 1900Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
10 months
elder sister
16 months
elder sister
Velvalee Virginia Shemwell
Birth: May 16, 1902 37 25Falcon, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Death: March 23, 1977Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
3 years
elder sister
Frances Cassman Shemwell
Birth: February 14, 1905 39 27Colorado, United States
Death: April 18, 1982Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
4 years
elder sister
Helen Alice Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1909 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 21, 1968Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
10 months
herself
Bessie Bell Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1910 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 18, 1951Yolo, California, United States
Father’s family with Edith Blanche Martin - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: June 19, 1894San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States
Divorce: October 11, 1898Colorado, United States
23 months
half-sister
Genevieve Shemwell
Birth: May 6, 1896 31 22Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Death: January 20, 1947Lassen, California, United States
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Private
herself
Bessie Bell Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1910 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 18, 1951Yolo, California, United States
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husband
Private
herself
Bessie Bell Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1910 44 32La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: September 18, 1951Yolo, California, United States

Bessie Bell Shemwell has 11 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Shemwell - Household

La Jara, Conejos, Colorado

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Shemwell, James HheadMW46M214KYKYKYButcherButcher Shop
Shemwell, Mary PwifeFW33M11466GermanyGermanyGermany
Shemwell, GenyvivadaughterFW13SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, GladiesdaughterFW10SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, VelvaleedaughterFW8SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, FrancesdaughterFW5SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, HelendaughterFW2SCOKYGermany
Shemwell, BessiedaughterFW2mSCOKYGermany
Brewster, Frank OservantMW19S

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Shemwell - Household

La Jara, Conejos, Colorado

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
James H ShemwellheadMW54MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Mary P ShemwellwifeFW39MDEUDEUDEU
Frances ShemwelldaughterFW14SCOKYDEU
Helen ShemwelldaughterFW11SCOKYDEU
Bessie ShemwelldaughterFW9SCOKYDEU
James Marriotson-in-lawMW21SOHOHOHFarmerWorking out
Velvalee MarriotdaughterFW17SCOKYDEU
Mitchell Marriotson-in-lawMW25MOHOHOHFarmerWorking out
Gladys MarriotdaughterFW19MCOKYDEU
John TreftboarderMW22SINININFarmerWorking out