The Shemwell Family

Robert Luther ShemwellAge: 55 years19171972

Robert Luther Shemwell
Given names
Robert Luther
Birth January 15, 1917 19 20
Rest. Owner

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 11 months)

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 5, 1920 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 12 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 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherOlive Denie “Ollie” Shell
May 2, 1930 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam Washington BellMary Mattie BomarView this family
after 1931 (Age 13 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherLuther Edgar Shemwell
August 8, 1935 (Age 18 years)
Note: Informant: Roy Shemwell
Note: Luther died in Paris, TN in a room over the Shemwell Cafe/Restaurant.
Birth of a son
#1Robert Luther Shemwell Jr.
August 28, 1935 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThornton Robert Bomar
September 2, 1935 (Age 18 years)
Death of a fatherRay Edgar Shemwell
December 7, 1938 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Jane Shemwell
May 30, 1939 (Age 22 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 23 years)
Military service
WWII Veteran
between 1941 and 1945 (Age 23 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherSara Matilda “Saydie” Hilton
June 28, 1942 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 24 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 32 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 28 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 28, 1972 (Age 55 years)
Address: VA Hospital,
Cemetery: Mount Olivet Cemetery
Last change January 14, 201810:04:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Ray Edgar Shemwell
Birth: June 25, 1897 22 21Tennessee, United States
Death: December 7, 1938Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: September 7, 1915Henry, Tennessee, United States
16 months
Mother’s family with William Washington Bell - View this family
Marriage: after 1931
Family with Rachel Naomi Bouldin - View this family
Robert Luther Shemwell Jr.
Birth: August 28, 1935 18 17Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 12, 1978Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Nancy Jane Shemwell
Birth: May 30, 1939 22 21Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 6, 1999Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Olestus Lee “O L” Matlock + Rachel Naomi Bouldin - View this family
wife’s husband

Robert Luther Shemwell has 1 first cousin recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ray Edgar Shemwell - Household

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, R EheadMW22MTNTNTNInsuranceLife
Shemwell, Mary MwifeFW23MTNTNTN
Shemwell, Robert LsonMW3STNTNTN

Next door or in Farher in laws household. -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Luther Edgar Shemwell - Household

Dist. 1 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

Shemwell, Luther Ehead3000MW56M22TNTNTNConductorRail Road
Shemwell, Sayde HwifeFW54M20INININMerchantCafe
Shemwell, Arthur LsonMW20M17TNTNINAsst. ManagerCafe
Shemwell, Ray EsonMW32M18TNTNINOperatorCafe
Shemwell, Mary Mdaughter in lawFW33M19TNTNTN
Shemwell, Robert LgrandsonMW13S-TNTNTN

Notes: Owners Shemwell Cafe Paris Tn. Enum. by Arthur Luther Shemwell