The Shemwell Family

Isaac N. and Florence Shemwell

Isaac Newton ShemwellAge: 76 years18591936

Isaac Newton Shemwell
Given names
Isaac Newton
Birth June 6, 1859 40 30
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 11, 1860 (Age 13 months)
Birth of a brotherThomas Alonzo Shemwell
February 6, 1862 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 21 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterSusanna Melissa Elizabeth “Susie” Shemwell
March 4, 1868 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Feezer
October 2, 1869 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Census September 9, 1870 (Age 11 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherRoly Ann “Mary” Ivy
April 1, 1875 (Age 15 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Pinkney Shemwell
January 9, 1877 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 20 years)
1880 (Age 20 years)

Death of a fatherIsaac Shemwell
February 4, 1894 (Age 34 years)
MarriageNannie Bola PryorView this family
September 27, 1894 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Jeanne Shemwell
August 10, 1895 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#2William Isaac “Bill” Shemwell
October 31, 1897 (Age 38 years)
Death of a daughterMary Jeanne Shemwell
July 23, 1898 (Age 39 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 son
#3John Pryor Shemwell
October 30, 1899 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherMartha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
February 27, 1900 (Age 40 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nancy Laura “Nannie” Shemwell
August 18, 1901 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#5Clyde V Shemwell
November 27, 1903 (Age 44 years)
Death of a wifeNannie Bola Pryor
January 27, 1904 (Age 44 years)
Death of a sonClyde V Shemwell
February 17, 1904 (Age 44 years)
Religious marriageFlorence Wood WilkersonView this family
March 27, 1912 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Ruby Mae Shemwell
June 30, 1913 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a son
#7Henry George Shemwell
December 23, 1914 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 26, 1920 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Bettie Bola Shemwell
November 18, 1920 (Age 61 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Washington Shemwell
November 27, 1925 (Age 66 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley Shemwell
March 17, 1933 (Age 73 years)
Cause: chronic bronchitis
Note: As pauper/senility
Death January 24, 1936 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Clark's River Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202013:55:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
John Wesley Shemwell
Birth: February 6, 1848 29 19Kentucky, United States
Death: March 17, 1933Western State Hospital, Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
The Strange Death of Wm P. ShemwellWilliam Pinkney Shemwell
Birth: February 22, 1850 31 21Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 9, 1877Graves, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
6 years
elder brother
19 months
3 years
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
Family with Nannie Bola Pryor - View this family
Marriage: September 27, 1894Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
10 months
2 years
John - Bill ShemwellWilliam Isaac “Bill” Shemwell
Birth: October 31, 1897 38 25Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 5, 1969Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
2 years
John - Bill ShemwellJohn Pryor Shemwell
Birth: October 30, 1899 40 27Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 26, 1986Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa, Florida, United States
22 months
Nancy Laura “Nannie” Shemwell
Birth: August 18, 1901 42 29Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 22, 1999Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Clyde V Shemwell
Birth: November 27, 1903 44 32Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 17, 1904Graves, Kentucky, United States
Family with Florence Wood Wilkerson - View this family
Marriage: March 27, 1912Graves, Kentucky, United States
15 months
Ruby, Florence and Betty ShemwellRuby Mae Shemwell
Birth: June 30, 1913 54 32Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 9, 2004St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
18 months
Ruby, Isaac, Florence, George and Betty ShemwellHenry George Shemwell
Birth: December 23, 1914 55 34Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 15, 2007Graves, Kentucky, United States
6 years

Isaac Newton Shemwell has 38 first cousins recorded

Father's family (38)

Parents David Alexander Shemwell + Permelia J Roach
Parents Lovelace Wellington Shemwell + Luvenia “Vena” Roach
2Mary Emma Shemwell18541881
Parents Pinkney H Shemwell + Sarah E Williamson
1Lynn Boyd Shemwell18591906
4Ella N Shemwell18691940
Parents Henry Cox Shemwell + Eliza Jane Reed
3Willie Shemwell18611862
5Calvin R Shemwell18671939
7Pinkney P Shemwell18691894
Parents Willis Washington Breezeel + Nancy Shemwell
3Jamie Lee Breezeel18601860
6Henry Lee Breezeel18681952
Parents Milous R “Miles” Shemwell + Amanda Lee Wright

Mother's family (0)