The Shemwell Family

Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” ShemwellAge: 79 years18501930

Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shemwell
Given names
Martha Elizabeth
Married name
Martha Elizabeth Evans
Birth December 1850 46 33
Death of a sisterEmily “Emma” Shemwell
July 22, 1852 (Age 19 months)

Birth of a brotherWiley Shemwell
1853 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Adele Shemwell
September 1, 1855 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterHelen Shemwell
1858 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a sisterFlorence A Shemwell
July 18, 1859 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 2, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Address: Dist. 7 Dover
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 years)

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 16 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 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherRebecca
September 25, 1870 (Age 19 years)

Death of a motherElizabeth N Lassiter
March 28, 1876 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherAllen James “A J” Shemwell
December 8, 1879 (Age 29 years)
Census June 5, 1880 (Age 29 years)
MarriageJohn R EvansView this family
October 30, 1884 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Kathryn Brown Evans
August 23, 1886 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Lindsay Evans
April 6, 1888 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ann Aline Evans
February 2, 1893 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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 husbandJohn R Evans
1899 (Age 48 years)

Census June 5, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Jack Logan Spiceland Jr.
August 12, 1913 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Evans Copeland Spiceland
October 15, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Robert O'neal Crow
May 5, 1916 (Age 65 years)

Death of a sisterFlorence A Shemwell
May 9, 1916 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Typhoid pneumonia
Death of a grandsonRobert O'neal Crow
May 17, 1916 (Age 65 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 67 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#4Max Foster Crow
February 12, 1922 (Age 71 years)

Death of a brotherDr. Frank Allen Shemwell
March 31, 1923 (Age 72 years)
Cause: bronchial pneumonia
Death of a sisterMary Alice Shemwell
April 26, 1925 (Age 74 years)
Death of a grandsonMax Foster Crow
September 30, 1925 (Age 74 years)

Death of a sonJohn Lindsay Evans
February 25, 1928 (Age 77 years)
Burial of a sonJohn Lindsay Evans
February 26, 1928 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Dover Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 78 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death May 28, 1930 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Dover Cemetery
Last change December 5, 201514:34:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
Emily “Emma” Shemwell
Birth: 1843 38 25Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 22, 1852
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell
Birth: September 22, 1847 42 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 31, 1923Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
3 years
3 years
younger brother
Wiley Shemwell
Birth: 1853 48 35Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Sarah Adele Shemwell
Birth: September 1, 1855 50 37Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 5, 1936Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Helen Shemwell
Birth: 1858 53 40Stewart, Tennessee, United States
18 months
younger sister
Florence A Shemwell
Birth: July 18, 1859 54 41Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 9, 1916Mt. Juliet, Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Family with John R Evans - View this family
Marriage: October 30, 1884Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
19 months
John Lindsay Evans
Birth: April 6, 1888 43 37Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 25, 1928East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
5 years
Ann Aline Evans
Birth: February 2, 1893 48 42Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 12, 1985Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Allen J. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 7 Dover Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Allen Shemwell55MfarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell43FTN
Alice Shemwell14FTN
Frank Shemwell12MTN
Elizabeth Shemwell9FTN
Wiley Shemwell7MTN
Sarah Shemwell7FTN
Helen Shemwell4FTN
Florence Shemwell1FTN
Rebecca Lassiter72FNC

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Wiley Shemwell - Household

Dover, Stewart, TN

Wiley ShemwellWM25headSFarmerTNKYTN
Lizzie ShemwellWF27sisterSKeeping HouseTNKYTN
Sarah ShemwellWF25sisterSAt HomeTNKYTN
Florence ShemwellWF20sisterSAt HomeTNKYTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Martha Elizabeth Shemwell - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tennessee

Evans, Martha EheadWFDec185149Wd33KYKYTN
Evans, Kate BdaughterWFAug188613STNKYKY
Evans, John LsonWMApr188812STNKYKY
Evans., Annie AdaughterWFFeb18937STNKYKY
Hirsch, Katesister in lawWFSep184257Wd11KYVAKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shemwell - Household

Dover, Stewart, Tennessee

Evans, LizzieheadFW59Wd33TNGATN
Evans, KatedaughterFW23STNKYKY
Evans, John LsonMW22STNKYKYFarmerOwn Farm
Evans, AllinedaughterFW17STNKYKY
Hersch, Katesister in lawFW68DKYKYKY