The Shemwell Family

James Albert ShamelAge: 74 years18601934

James Albert Shamel
Given names
James Albert
Birth November 13, 1860 38 36
MarriageEmma McLaughlinView this family

Birth of a sisterIzora Vinena Shamel
February 27, 1863 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 months)

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 sisterLillian Leona Shamel
August 26, 1865 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 years)
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 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a brotherRobert E Lee Shamel
June 13, 1868 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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 -
Census June 22, 1870 (Age 9 years)
Census June 27, 1870 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 19 years)
Death of a half-sisterRebecca Elizabeth Shamel
after 1884 (Age 23 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Ann Shamel
September 13, 1887 (Age 26 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Death of a fatherJohn Calvin Shamel
April 13, 1888 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1William Homer Shamel
February 10, 1889 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Agnes Shamel
September 11, 1890 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3Elmer Shamel
about 1892 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4May V Shamel
September 30, 1894 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5Clara Shamel
about 1897 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterMay V Shamel
February 9, 1897 (Age 36 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 -
Birth of a son
#6Russell D Shamel
December 28, 1898 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Ruth Shamel
about 1901 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a son
#8Bert Shamel
about 1904 (Age 43 years)

Death of a motherVirlinda Nelson
October 22, 1906 (Age 45 years)

Census 1910 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childIra Lee GourleyAgnes ShamelView this family
January 12, 1914 (Age 53 years)

Death of a sisterIzora Vinena Shamel
March 19, 1914 (Age 53 years)
Cause: Bronchial Pneumonia
Marriage of a childElmer ShamelAlma IrickView this family
August 29, 1914 (Age 53 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#1Loren Thomas Shamel
July 24, 1918 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 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 -
Death of a brotherThomas William Shamel
June 28, 1923 (Age 62 years)
Address: Near Competition
Death of a sisterAmelia Priscillia Shamel
January 9, 1924 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Calvin Shamel Jr.
February 9, 1924 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Leland Homer Shamel
May 24, 1924 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Russell Lavern Shamel
September 11, 1925 (Age 64 years)

Death of a brotherRobert E Lee Shamel
September 23, 1929 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterNancy Verlinda Shamel
March 2, 1934 (Age 73 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Death December 29, 1934 (Age 74 years)
Cause of death: Angina Pericarditis
Cemetery: Competition Cemetery
Last change June 25, 201912:06:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 8, 1847Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
Amelia Priscillia Shamel
Birth: February 14, 1852 29 28Benton, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 9, 1924Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
2 years
younger sister
Izora Vinena Shamel
Birth: February 27, 1863 40 39Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: March 19, 1914Franklin, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Robert E Lee Shamel
Birth: June 13, 1868 45 44Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 23, 1929Franklin, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Father’s family with Malinda - View this family
Marriage: between 1833 and 1834
12 years
23 months
Family with Emma McLaughlin - View this family
19 months
Agnes Shamel
Birth: September 11, 1890 29 24Washington, United States
Death: January 13, 1981St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
3 years
3 years
2 years
3 years
4 years

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Calvin Shamel - Household

Gasconade Twp, Laclede, Missouri, United States

Samuel, John C48MWFarmerNC
Samuel, Verlinda44FWKeeping houseVA
Samuel, Thomas W21MWWorks on farmKY
Samuel, Amelia P17FWKY
Samuel, John Calvin14MWWorks on farmKY
Samuel, Nancy V11FWMO
Samuel, James Ax9MWMO
Samuel, Izoa V7FWMO
Samuel, Lilan L5FWKY
Samuel, Robert L2MWMO

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Calvin Shamel - Household

Gasconade, Laclede, Missouri

Shamel, John Chead48MWFarmerNC
Shamel, Virlindawife44FWKeeping HouseVA
Shamel, Thomas Wson21MWWorks on farmKY
Shamel, Amelia Pdaughter17FWKY
Shamel, John Calvinson14MWWorks on farmKY
Shamel, Nancy Vdaughter11FWMO
Shamel, James Alxson9MWMO
Shamel, Izoa Vdaughter7FWMO
Shamel, Lillian Ldaughter5FWKY
Shamel, Robert Lson2MWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Calvin Shamel - Household

Newburg, Laclede, Missouri

Shamel, John CWM57headMFarmerNCMD
Shamel, VirlindaWF50wifeMKeeping HouseVAMDVA
Shamel, JamesWM18sonSMONCVA
Shamel, IzoraWF17daughterSMONCVA
Shamel, LillianWF14daughterSKYNCVA
Shamel, Robert E LeeWM11sonSMONCVA