The Shemwell Family

Elmo ShemwellAge: 78 years18951974

Elmo Shemwell
Given names
Birth October 12, 1895 34 28
MarriageBetty TuckerView this family

Coal Miner

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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 4 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Death of a fatherJames H Shemwell
November 18, 1906 (Age 11 years)
Marriage of a parentJohn Seymore “Johnnie” DriskillEudoxia RobersonView this family
November 15, 1908 (Age 13 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a son
#1Edwin Neal Shemwell
August 29, 1914 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2James David Shemwell
June 2, 1916 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sonJames David Shemwell
April 5, 1917 (Age 21 years)
Cause: Measles
Birth of a son
#3Wilbur Dayton Shemwell
March 22, 1918 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 21 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 22 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 24 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 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 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Dorothy Mae Shemwell
January 4, 1932 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherEudoxia Roberson
December 8, 1933 (Age 38 years)
Cause: lobar pneumonia
Birth of a grandson
#1John Edwin Shemwell
June 17, 1936 (Age 40 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 46 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 54 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 brotherElbert C Shemwell
February 23, 1973 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 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. -
before 1974 (Age 78 years)

Death June 10, 1974 (Age 78 years)
Note: Daviess County, Kentucky, USA ???
Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery
Note: Leigh's Chapel
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
elder brother
Elbert C Shemwell
Birth: February 17, 1891 30 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 23, 1973Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
5 years
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 Betty Tucker - View this family
Edwin Neal Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1914 18 16Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 2, 1987Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
James David Shemwell
Birth: June 2, 1916 20 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
22 months
Wilbur Dayton Shemwell
Birth: March 22, 1918 22 20Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 8, 1994Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
14 years
Dorothy Mae Shemwell
Birth: January 4, 1932 36 33Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 21, 2018Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States

Elmo 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 - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Ky

Elmo ShemwellheadMW24SKYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Bettie ShemwellwifeFW21SKYKYKY
Edwin ShemwellsonMW5SKYKYKY
Wilbur ShemwellsonMW1-9mSKYKYKY

Notes: Mother-brother same census

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Elmo ShemwellheadMW34M18KYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Betty TuckerwifeFW32M16KYKYKY
Edwin N ShemwellsonMW15S-KYKYKY
Wilbur D ShemwellsonMW12S-KYKYKY

Notes: Elbert next door

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Magisterial District 2 Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Elmo ShemwellheadMW44KYMinerCoal mine
Betty TuckerwifeFW42KY
Wilbur D. ShemwellsonMW22KYFarmerFarm
Dorothy ShemwelldaughterFW7KY

Daviess County, Kentucky, USA ???
Leigh's Chapel