The Shemwell Family

James Eardy TilleyAge: 68 years18921961

James Eardy Tilley
Given names
James Eardy
Birth November 21, 1892 24 20
Birth of a brotherJohn Henry Tilley
September 15, 1894 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a sisterLena A Tilley
July 22, 1897 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterEllen Dewey Tilley
August 6, 1898 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 5 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 sisterLena A Tilley
August 15, 1899 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEmaline McGehee
September 11, 1899 (Age 6 years)
Census June 15, 1900 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Theodore Tilley
October 28, 1901 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherSamuel A Tilley
December 16, 1902 (Age 10 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel A Tilley
August 16, 1904 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterGrace Lee “Gracie” Tilley
November 16, 1905 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherTollie Clayton Tilley
December 3, 1907 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterLee Ola Tilley
December 26, 1909 (Age 17 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 17 years)
Death of a fatherLeander A “Lee” Tilley
July 21, 1910 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Henry Tilley
October 11, 1913 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 23 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 24 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 25 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 -
MarriageIrma E TurnerView this family
estimated 1919 (Age 26 years)

Census January 6, 1920 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Dovie Lucille Tilley
February 19, 1921 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Vera Anita Tilley
August 6, 1924 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 4, 1930 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Betty Jewel Tilley
July 14, 1930 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Etta Lou Tilley
January 4, 1932 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Bernice L Tilley
January 28, 1936 (Age 43 years)
Census April 12, 1940 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childL D MedlockVera Anita TilleyView this family
February 6, 1942 (Age 49 years)
Death of a motherLuella L “Ella” Adams
January 5, 1945 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 49 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 -
Death of a sisterLee Ola Tilley
January 16, 1952 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 57 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
#1Carlos D Medlock
October 20, 1956 (Age 63 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Henry Tilley
June 24, 1960 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 53 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 July 1, 1961 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Robertstown Cemetery
Last change March 22, 201911:44:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Additional Info
six daughters, and one son - Bernice L Tilley obit
March 22, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 13, 1891Conway, Arkansas, United States
11 months
22 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Lena A Tilley
Birth: July 22, 1897 29 25Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 15, 1899Solgohachia, Conway, Arkansas, United States
1 year
younger sister
Ellen Dewey Tilley
Birth: August 6, 1898 30 26Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: October 6, 1982Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, United States
3 years
younger brother
14 months
younger brother
Samuel A Tilley
Birth: December 16, 1902 34 30Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 16, 1904Solgohachia, Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
younger sister
Grace Lee “Gracie” Tilley
Birth: November 16, 1905 37 33Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 28, 1974Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas, United States
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Family with Irma E Turner - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1919
2 years
Dovie Lucille Tilley
Birth: February 19, 1921 28 20Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 19, 2006Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas, United States
4 years
6 years
Betty Jewel Tilley
Birth: July 14, 1930 37 29Arkansas, United States
Death: February 1, 2005Perry, Arkansas, United States
18 months
4 years
Bernice L Tilley
Birth: January 28, 1936 43 35Quitman, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 27, 2017Benson, Woodford, Illinois, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Leander A “Lee” Tilley - Household

McLaren, Conway, Arkansas

Tilley, Lee AheadWMDec186832M8ARTNMOFarmer
Tilley, Luella AwifeWFFeb187828M843ARARARFarm Laborer
Tilley, James EsonWMNov18927MARARAR
Tilley, John HsonWMSep18945SARARAR
Tilley, Ellen DdaughterWFAug18981SARARAR

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Luella A “Ella” Adams - Household

East Side of Moniltan and Cleveland Road St Vincent, Conway, Arkansas

Tilley, Ellen LheadFW36Wd97ARARARFarmerGeneral Farm
Tilley, James EsonMW17SARARARFarm LaborerHome Farm
Tilley, John HsonMW15SARARARFarm LaborerHome Farm
Tilley, Ellen DdaughterFW11SARARARFarm LaborerHome Farm
Tilley, William TsonMW9SARARAR
Tilley, Gracie LdaughterFW5SARARAR
Tilley, Tollie CsonMW3SARARAR
Tilley, LeoledaughterFW1m?SARARAR

Census was taken Apr - Lee died in July?. -b

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Eardy Tilley - Household

Griffin, Conway, Arkansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Tilley, JamesheadMW27MARARARFarmerGeneral Farm
Tilley, ErmawifeFW19MARARAR

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Eardy Tilley - Household

Liberty, Van Buren, Arkansas

Tilley, James EheadMW36M25ARARARFarmerGeneral farm
Tilley, Irma EwifeFW29M18ARARAR
Tilley, Dovie LdaughterFW9SARARAR
Tilley, Vera AdaughterFW4-7mSARARAR

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - James Eardy Tilley - Household

Benton, Faulkner, Arkansas

Tilley, J EheadMW47MARsame placeFarmerFarm
Tilley, IrmawifeFW39MARsame place
Tilley, LuciledaughterFW19SARsame place
Tilley, ArmettadaughterFW14SARsame place
Tilley, Betty JewelldaughterFW9SARsame place
Tilley, Etta LoudaughterFW8SARsame place
Tilley, Bernice LdaughterFW4SARsame place