The Shemwell Family

Eyla J “Ella” ShemwellAge: 83 years18811964

Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell
Given names
Eyla J
Married name
Eyla J McBee
Married name
Eyla J Carr
Birth April 22, 1881 26 22
Death of a paternal grandmotherLouisa M Lee
October 28, 1886 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterRosa Lee “Rosalie” Shemwell
November 1887 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 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 -
Census June 10, 1900 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Morton Shemwell
July 29, 1904 (Age 23 years)
1904 (Age 22 years)
Residence 1904 (Age 22 years)
Address: 211 E 10th
Citation details: Occupation: Dressmaker
Moved about 1906 (Age 24 years)
Census 1910 (Age 28 years)
MarriageGeorge CarrView this family
1911 (Age 29 years)

Publication: Muskogee Times-Democrat (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Saturday, December 8, 1917
Note: George Carr denied marriage ever occurred.
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Shackleford
March 18, 1911 (Age 29 years)
News item June 30, 1911 (Age 30 years)

Note: Visiting from Oklahoma
Death of a brotherGeorge Ludwell Shemwell
September 18, 1911 (Age 30 years)
Cause: Tubercular Meningitis
Burial of a brotherGeorge Ludwell Shemwell
September 20, 1911 (Age 30 years)
Cemetery: Old Lamine Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Shot & Killed man March 21, 1917 (Age 35 years)

Death of a husbandGeorge Carr
March 23, 1917 (Age 35 years)
Cause: Shot by pistol
MarriageStephen McBeeView this family
after 1917 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 35 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 36 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 motherEva Ann Cramer
May 31, 1921 (Age 40 years)
Owner of cafe
1921 (Age 39 years)
Employer: Broadway Cafe
Owner of confectionery
November 1921 (Age 40 years)
Employer: Dew Drop Confectionery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 48 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherSylvester Penic Shemwell
March 10, 1936 (Age 54 years)
Address: County Home
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 60 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 68 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 64 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 April 22, 1964 (Age 83 years)
Cause of death: Hypostatic Pneumonia
Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change July 28, 201918:44:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 16, 1876Cooper, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder brother
George Ludwell Shemwell
Birth: September 6, 1878 24 19Missouri, United States
Death: September 18, 1911Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: April 22, 1881 26 22Missouri, United States
Death: April 22, 1964Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma, United States
7 years
younger sister
Family with Stephen McBee - View this family
Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: April 22, 1881 26 22Missouri, United States
Death: April 22, 1964Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: after 1917Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
Family with George Carr - View this family
George Carr
Birth: 1875Oklahoma, United States
Death: March 23, 1917Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: April 22, 1881 26 22Missouri, United States
Death: April 22, 1964Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: 1911

Eyla J “Ella” Shemwell has 36 first cousins recorded

Father's family (36)

Parents William David Shemwell + Lucy Elizabeth Platte
2Ida Mae Shemwell18691959
10Infant Shemwell18871887
Parents Alexander Taylor Shemwell + Melvina Pamelia Thompson
1Gertrude Shemwell18901908
2Alta M Shemwell18921996
4Ruth Shemwell18961969
Parents John William Shemwell + Madora Cramer
Parents William Nicholas McMahan + Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Shemwell
4Annie McMahan18911900
Parents Ishamel Higdon Whitlow + Sarah M “Sallie” Shemwell
1Flora Dell Whitlow18801959
2Nellie Whitlow18821902
5Nettie Whitlow18891927
6Orpha Whitlow18921901
7Henry Clay Whitlow18941972
8John Whitlow18981983
Parents James Finley Burris + Mary Louisa Shemwell
2Dorval Burris18851963
3Ora Raymond Burris18871954
4Etta Lee Burris18911979
Parents George William Brady + Louella “Lula” Carrie Shemwell

Mother's family (0)

OccupationCity Directory
ResidenceCity Directory
Citation details: Occupation: Dressmaker
MarriageFear, Not Anger, Caused Tragedy
Publication: Muskogee Times-Democrat (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Saturday, December 8, 1917
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Penick Shemwell - Household

Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas

Shemwell, SylvesterheadWMJun185445M23KYKYKYCarpenter
Shemwell, EvawifeWFFeb186940M2333MOMOMO
Shemwell, LezadaughterWMSep187821SMOKYMO
Shemwell, Ella daughterWFApr188119SMOKYMO
Shemwell, RosadaughterWFNov188712SMOKYMO

Ludwell is daughter, famale & Leza? -b

George Carr denied marriage ever occurred. Ella (Eylla) Shemwell testified that she was working as a dressmaker in 1911 in Checotah, OK. While employed there she met Carr who proposed marriage in a short time. She left Checotah after being there only a few months going to a farmhouse near Council Hill, OK where she was employed for about a month as a dressmaker. While at the farmhouse Carr came four times to see her and that on his fourth visit she consented to marry him and did so the same day.
News item
Visiting from Oklahoma