The Shemwell Family

Nellie May GreerAge: 94 years18911986

Nellie May Greer
Given names
Nellie May
Married name
Nellie May Shemwell
Birth August 19, 1891 29 22
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 6 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 -
Religious marriageWilliam Roley ShemwellView this family
October 25, 1911 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Grace Aurelia Shemwell
August 5, 1912 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Pearl B Shemwell
June 28, 1913 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Caswell Shemwell
August 21, 1915 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#4Ruby Mae Shemwell
July 29, 1918 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 12, 1920 (Age 28 years)
Death of a daughterGrace Aurelia Shemwell
October 11, 1925 (Age 34 years)
Cause: ptomaine poisoning (food poisoning)
Burial of a daughterGrace Aurelia Shemwell
October 12, 1925 (Age 34 years)
Cemetery: McKee Chapel Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 38 years)
Census April 4, 1940 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 husbandWilliam Roley Shemwell
April 2, 1947 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 58 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 54 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 of a sonWilliam Caswell Shemwell
August 27, 1981 (Age 90 years)
Death July 18, 1986 (Age 94 years)
Burial after July 18, 1986
Cemetery: McKee Chapel Cemetery
Last change June 13, 201913:06:29

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: October 25, 1911
9 months
Grace Aurelia Shemwell
Birth: August 5, 1912 26 20Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: October 11, 1925Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
11 months
Pearl B Shemwell
Birth: June 28, 1913 27 21Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: May 4, 1996Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States
2 years
William Caswell Shemwell
Birth: August 21, 1915 29 24Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: August 27, 1981Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
3 years
Ruby Mae Shemwell
Birth: July 29, 1918 32 26Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: May 30, 2016Villa Park, Orange, California, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William R Shemwell - Household

Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri

William ShemwellheadMW34MMOKYINCarpenterRailroad
Nellie ShemwellwifeFW29MMOMOMO
Grace ShemwelldaughterFW7SMOMOMO
Pearl ShemwelldaughterFW6SMOMOMO
William ShemwellsonMW4SMOMOMO
Ruby ShemwelldaughterFW1SMOMOMO
Wiley Shemwellyounger brotherMW23SMOKYINCoach CleanerRailroad

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Roley Shemwell - Household

2934 Brown Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas

Shemwell, William RheadMW42M25MOKYKYMachinistCity Water Works
Shemwell, Nellie MwifeFW37M20MOMOMO
Shemwell, PearldaughterFW16SMOMOMO
Shemwell, WilliamsonMW14SMOMOMO
Shemwell, RubydaughterFW11SMOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Roley Shemwell - Household

1919 Paralle Avenue Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas

Shemwell, WilliamheadMW53MMOSame PlaceMachinery OperatorCity Water Dept.
Shemwell, NellieXwifeFW48MMOSame Place
Shemwell, WilliamsonMW24SMOSame PlaceMusicianPrivate Orchestra