The Shemwell Family

Joshua EppsAge: 91 years18651956

Joshua Epps
Given names
Birth April 23, 1865 32 26
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a sisterMary Rosetta Epps
August 1, 1867 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 20 months)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 20 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Birth of a sisterMartha A Epps
about 1870 (Age 4 years)
Census June 22, 1870 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas A Epps
about 1873 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterLula B Epps
November 1877 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a sisterArta Epps
May 1880 (Age 15 years)
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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 -
MarriageGeorgia Rebecca CoonrodView this family
calculated 1901 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#1Charles Carroll Epps
September 21, 1902 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#2Daniel Ernest Epps
August 17, 1905 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Eva Eunice Epps
August 18, 1908 (Age 43 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth J Ferguson
September 28, 1910 (Age 45 years)
Death of a daughterEva Eunice Epps
December 26, 1911 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Winnie Mae Epps
June 7, 1913 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 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 51 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 52 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 54 years)
Death of a fatherDaniel Epps
February 14, 1920 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Howard Warren Epps
December 9, 1924 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Franze Taylor Epps
February 16, 1927 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel Ernest EppsCharlie Chloe CaldwellView this family
calculated 1927 (Age 61 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 64 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a grandson
#3Dudley Wayne Epps
February 7, 1931 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterMary Rosetta Epps
January 18, 1936 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Carroll Epps
February 4, 1945 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 76 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 brotherIsaac N Epps
June 16, 1949 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 84 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 wifeGeorgia Rebecca Coonrod
November 3, 1955 (Age 90 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 80 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 June 7, 1956 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery: Lohn Cemetery
Last change March 29, 201918:07:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 1853
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
Henry Carroll Epps
Birth: about 1858 25 18Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1945Seattle, King, Washington, United States
5 years
elder brother
Isaac N Epps
Birth: about 1862 29 22Missouri, United States
Death: June 16, 1949Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
3 years
2 years
younger sister
Mary Rosetta Epps
Birth: August 1, 1867 34 28Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1936Seattle, King, Washington, United States
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Family with Georgia Rebecca Coonrod - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1901
21 months
Charles Carroll Epps
Birth: September 21, 1902 37 28McCulloch, Texas, United States
Death: June 21, 1970Temple, Bell, Texas, United States
3 years
Daniel Ernest Epps
Birth: August 17, 1905 40 31Fife, McCulloch, Texas, United States
Death: March 23, 1979Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
3 years
Eva Eunice Epps
Birth: August 18, 1908 43 34McCulloch, Texas, United States
Death: December 26, 1911McCulloch, Texas, United States
5 years
Winnie Mae Epps
Birth: June 7, 1913 48 38Lohn, McCulloch, Texas, United States
Death: May 28, 2000Brady, McCulloch, Texas, United States

Joshua Epps has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Daniel Epps - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri

Epps, Danielhead37MWFarmerMO
Epps, Elizabethwife32FWKeeping HouseMO
Epps, Marrion Lson14MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Henryson12MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Isaac Nson8MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Joseph Hson5MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Mary Rdaughter2FWAt HomeMO
Epps, Marthadaughter1mFWAt HomeMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Daniel Epps - Household

Epps, Butler, Missouri

Epps, DanielWM48headMFarmerMOTNKY
Epps, Elizabeth JWF41wifeMKeeping HouseMOTNKY
Epps, Henry CWM22sonSFarmingMOMOMO
Epps, JoshuaWM15sonSTXMOMO
Epps, Mary RWF12daughterSMOMOMO
Epps, Martha AWF10daughterSMOMOMO
Epps, Thomas AWM7sonSMOMOMO
Epps, Lula BWF2daughterSMOMOMO

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Epps - Household

McCulloch, Texas

Epps, JoshuaheadMW45M19TXMOMOFarmingGeneral Farm
Epps, GeorgiawifeFW36M1933TXTXMO
Epps, Charles CsonMW7STXTXTX
Epps, Daniel EsonMW4MTXTXTX
Epps, Eva EdaughterFW1STXTXTX

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Epps - Household

McCulloch, Texas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Epps, JoshuaheadMW54MTXMOMOFarmerFarm
Epps, Georgia RwifeFW45MTXILMO
Epps, Charles CsonMW17STXTXTXFarmerFarm
Epps, Daniel EsonMW14STXTXTXFarmerFarm
Epps, Winnie MdaughterFW6STXTXTX
Epps, DanielfatherMW87WdMOTNKY