The Shemwell Family

Elbert C ShemwellAge: 82 years18911973

Elbert C Shemwell
Given names
Elbert C
Birth February 17, 1891 30 23
Birth of a brotherElmo Shemwell
October 12, 1895 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Henry Shemwell
May 14, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Death of a fatherJames H Shemwell
November 18, 1906 (Age 15 years)
Marriage of a parentJohn Seymore “Johnnie” DriskillEudoxia RobersonView this family
November 15, 1908 (Age 17 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 19 years)
MarriageLavella “Della” TuckerView this family
November 20, 1912 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Rachel Ozella Shemwell
August 7, 1916 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#2Lenos S Shemwell
July 25, 1918 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 1, 1920 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 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 39 years)
Death of a motherEudoxia Roberson
December 8, 1933 (Age 42 years)
Cause: lobar pneumonia
Birth of a grandson
#1Cecil Ray McPherson
December 8, 1937 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Alinda Fay McPherson
July 16, 1945 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 granddaughter
#3Brenda Diane McPherson
March 6, 1951 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 58 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#4Waymon Lee McPherson
July 29, 1955 (Age 64 years)
Death of a grandsonWaymon Lee McPherson
July 29, 1955 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 54 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 February 23, 1973 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Owensboro Memorial Gardens
Last change September 19, 201816:38:47

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
James H Shemwell
Birth: February 12, 1861 30 27Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 18, 1906Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: January 20, 1890Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Elbert C Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1891 30 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 23, 1973Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill - View this family
John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
Birth: May 3, 1862 34 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 13, 1931Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: November 15, 1908Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Lavella “Della” Tucker - View this family
Elbert C Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1891 30 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 23, 1973Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
Lavella “Della” Tucker
Birth: April 19, 1894Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 16, 1987Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: November 20, 1912Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
2 years
Lenos S Shemwell
Birth: July 25, 1918 27 24Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 4, 2001Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States

Elbert C Shemwell has 11 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James H. Shemwell - Household

Paradise, Muhlenberg, Ky

James H ShemwellheadWMFeb 186139M10--KYKYKYFarmer
Eudoxie ShemwellwifeWFJul 186732M1022KYKYKY
Elbert C. ShemwellsonWMFeb 18919S---KYKYKY
Elmo ShemwellsonWMOct 18954S---KYKYKY
De?r?r O'NealnieceWFMay 188713S---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John S. Driskill - Household

Rachester & Elrton Rd. Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Ky

John S. DriskellheadMW47M2--KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Eudoxie ShemwellwifeFW42M222KYKYKY
Elbert C. Shemwellstep-sonMW19S---KYKYKYFarmerHome farm
Elmo Shemwellstep-sonMW14S---KYKYKYFarmerHome farm

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Elbert C. Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Ky

Elbert ShemwellheadMW28MKYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Della ShemwellwifeFW24MKYKYKY
Rachel ShemwelldaughterFW3SKYKYKY
Lenos ShemwellsonMW1SKYKYKY
Lee MarksboarderMW9SKYKYKY

Notes: Mother-brother same census

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Elbert C. Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Elbert C. ShemwellheadMW39M22KYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Della ShemwellwifeFW36M19KYKYKY
Rachel O ShemwelldaughterFW13S-KYKYKY
Lenos S ShemwellsonMW11S-KYKYKY
Eudoxie DriskillmotherFW63W-KYKYKY

Notes: Elmo next door