The Shemwell Family

Melvin Lee HarrisAge: 85 years19212007

Melvin Lee Harris
Given names
Melvin Lee
Birth May 31, 1921 32 36
MarriageMary Ruth UtleyView this family

Birth of a brotherElvis Harris
January 12, 1923 (Age 19 months)
Death of a brotherElvis Harris
January 19, 1923 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a sisterIrene Harris
January 21, 1924 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 8 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 17, 1930 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames William “Jimmy” Glenn
December 19, 1930 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Measles
Birth of a son
#1Russell Edward Harris
April 6, 1941 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 20 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 -
Birth of a son
#2Donald Bee “Donnie” Harris
March 16, 1949 (Age 27 years)
Associate: Ronald Lee Harris
Birth of a son
#3Ronald Lee Harris
March 16, 1949 (Age 27 years)
Associate: Donald Bee “Donnie” Harris
Death of a maternal grandmotherArenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris
July 10, 1949 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 28 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 son
#4Terry Alan Harris
June 18, 1956 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherAlva Russell Harris
December 28, 1964 (Age 43 years)

Death of a sonRonald Lee Harris
December 23, 1966 (Age 45 years)
Cause: Broken Neck - Train & Auto Accident
Death of a sonDonald Bee “Donnie” Harris
August 30, 1969 (Age 48 years)
Death of a motherOllie Shaw Glenn
March 22, 1970 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 24 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 brotherJames Alva Harris
December 7, 1980 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sonTerry Alan Harris
March 7, 1982 (Age 60 years)

Death of a half-brotherWardell Byron Harris
September 19, 1986 (Age 65 years)
Death of a half-sisterMyrtle A Glenn
January 27, 1988 (Age 66 years)
Death of a half-brotherDallas Glenn
August 17, 1989 (Age 68 years)
Death of a wifeMary Ruth Utley
March 1998 (Age 76 years)
Death of a half-brotherSeth Atlas “Jack” Harris
November 24, 1998 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sonRussell Edward Harris
June 10, 2000 (Age 79 years)
Death of a brotherClarence Boone Harris
April 1, 2002 (Age 80 years)
Death April 6, 2007 (Age 85 years)
Cemetery: Meadow Lake Cemetery
Last change April 22, 201917:02:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 2, 1918Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
elder brother
James Alva Harris
Birth: January 21, 1919 29 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 7, 1980Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
11 months
elder brother
Clarence Boone Harris
Birth: December 15, 1919 30 35Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 1, 2002Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
18 months
19 months
younger brother
Elvis Harris
Birth: January 12, 1923 33 38Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 19, 1923Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
younger sister
Irene Harris
Birth: January 21, 1924 34 39Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 26, 2016Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Lucy “Pearlie” Carter - View this family
Marriage: November 27, 1910Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 month
22 months
Wardell Byron Harris
Birth: October 31, 1911 22 11Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 19, 1986Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Seth Atlas “Jack” Harris
Birth: May 31, 1914 25 14Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 24, 1998Warren, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Samuel Edward Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: January 6, 1904Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Dallas Glenn
Birth: January 6, 1906 26 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 17, 1989Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Myrtle A Glenn
Birth: May 16, 1911 32 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 27, 1988Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Family with Nellie Mae Latham - View this family
Donald Bee “Donnie” Harris
Birth: March 16, 1949 27 22Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1969Todd, Kentucky, United States
Ronald Lee Harris
Birth: March 16, 1949 27 22Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 23, 1966Wolcott, White, Indiana, United States
7 years
Terry Alan Harris
Birth: June 18, 1956 35 29Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
Death: March 7, 1982
Family with Mary Ruth Utley - View this family
Mary Ruth Utley
Birth: October 13, 1923Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 1998Dickson, Tennessee, United States
Russell Edward Harris
Birth: April 6, 1941 19 17Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 10, 2000Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Alva Russell Harris - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, AlvaheadMW41M29KYVAKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Harris, OlliewifeFW45M34KYKYKY
Harris, James AsonMW11SKYKYKY
Harris, Clarence BsonMW10SKYKYKY
Harris, Melvin LsonMW8SKYKYKY
Harris, IrenedaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Glenn, MyrtleFW18SKYKYKY