The Shemwell Family

Roy K SherrodAge: 71 years19111983

Roy K Sherrod
Given names
Roy K
Birth November 21, 1911 26 25
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 4 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a brotherCoy Ray Sherrod
July 16, 1918 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 5 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 6 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 7 years)
Census January 6, 1920 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Jane “Bettie” Shemwell
August 16, 1924 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 28, 1930 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Jo Ann Sherrod
April 11, 1931 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Dona Kaye Sherrod
September 13, 1939 (Age 27 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 30 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 38 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 fatherHorace Drake Sherrod
February 13, 1960 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 34 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 motherCora Lee Foster
March 25, 1976 (Age 64 years)
Death January 18, 1983 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Lewisburg Cemetery
Last change April 10, 201809:32:48

by: Barry Shemwell
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Horace Drake Sherrod
Birth: September 5, 1885 42 37Kentucky, United States
Death: February 13, 1960Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: June 28, 1903Todd, Kentucky, United States
8 years
7 years
younger brother
Coy Ray Sherrod
Birth: July 16, 1918 32 32Kentucky, United States
Death: January 18, 1992Logan, Kentucky, United States
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Zula Pearl Burklow
Birth: September 17, 1908Kentucky, United States
Death: April 20, 1984Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Jo Ann Sherrod
Birth: April 11, 1931 19 22Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 10, 2015Warren, Kentucky, United States
8 years
Dona Kaye Sherrod
Birth: September 13, 1939 27 30Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 2006Florida, United States

Roy K Sherrod has 22 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Horace Drake Sherrod - Household

Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Sherrod, H DheadMW35MKYKYKYDealer in live stockAt home
Sherrod, Cora LwifeFW32MKYKYKY
Sherrod, Roy KsonMW8SKYKYKY
Sherrod, Coy RsonMW1-7mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Horace Drake Sherrod - Household

Hopkinsville & Greensville Road Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Sherrod, Horace DheadMW44M18KYKYKYDealerLivestock
Sherrod, Cora LwifeFW43M17KYKYKY
Sherrod, Roy KsonMW18SKYKYKY
Sherrod, Coy RsonMW11SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Roy K Sherrod - Household

Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky

Sherrod, RoyheadMW28MKYsame houseTruck driverPoultry house
Sherrod, ZulaXwifeFW31MKYsame house
Sherrod, Jo AnndaughterFW9MKYsame house
Sherrod, Dona KaydaughterFW1MKY