The Shemwell Family

Myrtle A SherrodAge: 89 years19101999

Myrtle A Sherrod
Given names
Myrtle A
Birth May 10, 1910 30 25
Birth of a sisterOlevia Virginia Sherrod
March 27, 1914 (Age 3 years)
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 -
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-
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 -
Death of a paternal grandfatherFinis Washington Sherrod
April 30, 1919 (Age 8 years)
Marriage of a parentJames Samuel T SherrodMaude HallView this family
between 1920 and 1930 (Age 9 years)

Census January 14, 1920 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
August 16, 1924 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherMattie L Eddings
September 16, 1928 (Age 18 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 -
Census April 23, 1930 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJames Willard Sherrod
March 6, 1931 (Age 20 years)
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 -
Death of a fatherJames Samuel T Sherrod
June 25, 1951 (Age 41 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 -
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. -
Death of a half-brotherFinis Carlie Sherrod
October 12, 1979 (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherArvin W Sherrod
March 25, 1996 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sisterOlevia Virginia Sherrod
May 9, 1997 (Age 86 years)
Death December 2, 1999 (Age 89 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Additional Info
Social Security issued in Michigan (Before 1951) - maybe married? -b
April 9, 2018

by: Barry Shemwell
Last change July 29, 201915:36:56

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1906Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
Arvin W Sherrod
Birth: February 21, 1908 28 23Kentucky, United States
Death: March 25, 1996Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Myrtle A Sherrod
Birth: May 10, 1910 30 25Kentucky, United States
Death: December 2, 1999Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Minnie Pearl Richmond - View this family
Marriage: November 11, 1900Todd, Kentucky, United States
20 months
Finis Carlie Sherrod
Birth: June 30, 1902 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 12, 1979Todd, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Maude Hall - View this family
Maude Hall
Birth: October 30, 1892Kentucky, United States
Death: July 24, 1960Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: between 1920 and 1930
11 years
James Willard Sherrod
Birth: March 6, 1931 51 38Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 31, 2002Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States

Myrtle A Sherrod has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Samuel Sherrod - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Sherrod, JamesheadMW39MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Sherrod, MattiewifeFW35MKYKYKY
Sherrod, CarliesonMW17SKYKYKYFarmer
Sherrod, ArvinsonMW11MKYKYKY
Sherrod, MyrtledaughterFW9SKYKYKY
Sherrod, OleviadaughterFW5MKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Samuel Sherrod - Household

Clifty, Todd, Kentucky

Sherrod, James S TheadMW49W21KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Sherrod, Maude EwifeFW39M16KYKYKY
Sherrod, MyrtledaughterFW19SKYKYKYLaborerat home
Sullivan, Zula M (ab)step daughterFW15SKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Sullivan, Genevastep daughterFW12SKYKYKYLaborerFarm
Sullivan, Vadie Istep daughterFW9SKYKYKY