The Shemwell Family

Ruby ShemwellAge: 87 years18961984

Name
Ruby Shemwell
Given names
Ruby
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Ruby Laster
Birth December 9, 1896 24 25
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 months)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Thomas “Johnny” Shemwell
April 30, 1901 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Thomas Shemwell
March 18, 1903 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherAbbett Homer Shemwell
February 19, 1904 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter Clyde Shemwell
June 24, 1907 (Age 10 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Cecil Shemwell
June 17, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherCalvin Felix Shemwell
April 23, 1913 (Age 16 years)
Death of a brotherCalvin Felix Shemwell
May 1, 1913 (Age 16 years)
Burial of a brotherCalvin Felix Shemwell
1913 (Age 16 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 20 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 21 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherArmina M “Mina” Shemwell
December 28, 1928 (Age 32 years)
Address: Near Sharon Grove
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census 1930 (Age 33 years)
Death of a motherAddie Lucy Clary
1936 (Age 39 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a husbandJames H Laster
1952 (Age 55 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a fatherJames Thomas “Bud” Shemwell
February 13, 1958 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherWalter Clyde Shemwell
January 30, 1959 (Age 62 years)
Burial of a brotherWalter Clyde Shemwell
1959 (Age 62 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a brotherHerbert Shemwell
June 9, 1983 (Age 86 years)
Death April 22, 1984 (Age 87 years)
Last change April 27, 201716:18:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 4, 1894Todd, Kentucky, United States
-10 months
elder brother
4 years
herself
Ruby Shemwell
Birth: December 9, 1896 24 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1984Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Walter Clyde Shemwell
Birth: June 24, 1907 35 35Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 30, 1959Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
3 years
younger brother
James Cecil Shemwell
Birth: June 17, 1910 38 38Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 11, 2004Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Calvin Felix Shemwell
Birth: April 23, 1913 40 41Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 1, 1913Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with James H Laster - View this family
husband
herself
Ruby Shemwell
Birth: December 9, 1896 24 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1984Christian, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private

Ruby Shemwell has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
James Thomas ShemwellHeadWMJun 187227M6--KYMOKYFarmerYYY
Addie Lucy ShemwellwifeWFOct 187128M622TNTNTNYYY
Herbert ShemwellsonWMMar 18955S---KYKYTN
Ruby ShemwelldaughterWFDec 18963S---KYKYTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas “Bud” Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, KY

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Shemwell, James TheadMW37M116KYMOKYFarmerGen Farming
Shemwell, Addie LwifeFW39M11655KYTNTN
Shemwell, HerbertsonMW15SKYKYKYFarm LaborHome Farm
Shemwell, RubydaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Johnie TsonMW9SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Abbett HsonMW6SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Walter CsonMW2SKYKYKY
Clary, John Hfather in lawMW74WdTNVAVA

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas “Bud” Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, JamesheadMW47MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, AddiewifeFW46MKYKYKY
Shemwell, HerbertsonMW22SKYKYKY
Shemwell, RubydaughterFW20SKYKYKY
Shemwell, JohnniesonMW18SKYKYKY
Shemwell, HomersonMW12SKYKYKY
Shemwell, WaltersonMW10SKYKYKY
Shemwell, CecilsonMW8SKYKYKY