The Shemwell Family

Lemuel Wesley HarrisAge: 72 years18811953

Lemuel Wesley Harris
Given names
Lemuel Wesley
Birth January 25, 1881 30 25
Death of a sisterDora L Harris
September 18, 1882 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a brotherCecil Welons Harris
November 2, 1883 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherByron Ganfield Harris
May 13, 1889 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 17 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 22 years)
MarriageLaura Adams MossView this family
May 22, 1910 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#1Lemuel Moss Harris
December 2, 1913 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#2Carl Livingston Harris
December 14, 1915 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 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 35 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 36 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Gladys May Harris
February 7, 1919 (Age 38 years)
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 38 years)
Death of a daughterGladys May Harris
July 3, 1920 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Juanita Faye Harris
March 25, 1924 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherMartha Livingston “Mattie” Davis
October 27, 1927 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 48 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childCarl Livingston HarrisEthel CromwellView this family
about 1939 (Age 57 years)

Census April 9, 1940 (Age 59 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Fletcher Harris
July 29, 1940 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Hypostatic Pneumonia
Marriage of a childLemuel Moss HarrisFreeda Louise DraegerView this family
March 26, 1942 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 60 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 68 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 64 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 January 29, 1953 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park
Last change April 23, 201917:03:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 10, 1874Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
Dora L Harris
Birth: April 14, 1878 27 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 18, 1882Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
3 years
younger brother
6 years
younger brother
Byron Ganfield Harris
Birth: May 13, 1889 38 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 2, 1959Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Laura Adams Moss - View this family
Marriage: May 22, 1910Crawford, Arkansas, United States
4 years
Lemuel Moss Harris
Birth: December 2, 1913 32 22Bourbon, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 17, 1954Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
2 years
Carl Livingston Harris
Birth: December 14, 1915 34 24New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States
Death: March 22, 1992Floyds Knobs, Floyd, Indiana, United States
3 years
Gladys May Harris
Birth: February 7, 1919 38 27New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States
Death: July 3, 1920New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States
5 years
Juanita Faye Harris
Birth: March 25, 1924 43 32New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States
Death: October 31, 1995Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Lemuel Wesley Harris has 6 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Fletcher Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, John FheadWMDec185049M25KYKYKYFarmer
Harris, Martha LwifeWFOct185444M2543TNTN
Harris, Lemuel WsonWMJan188119SKYKYTNFarm Laborer
Harris, Cecil WsonWMOct188316SKYKYTNFarmer
Harris, Byron GsonWMMay188711SKYKYTNFarm Laborer
Harris, James HservantWMJul187524SKYKYTNFarm Laborer

How is James H related? -b

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel Wesley Harris - Household

1728 Ekin Avenue New Albany, Floyd, Indiana

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Harris, Lemuel WheadMW38MKYKYKYAgentInsurance
Harris, Laura AwifeFW28MKYKYKY
Harris, Lemuel MsonMW6SKYKYKY
Harris, Carl LsonMW4SINKYKY
Harris, Gladys MdaughterFW11mSINKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel Wesley Harris - Household

1832 Elm Street New Albany, Floyd, Indiana

Harris, Lemuel WheadMW49M32KYKYKYSupervisor of AgentsHealth & Accident Insurance
Harris, Laura AwifeFW39M22KYKYKY
Harris, Lemuel MsonMW16SKYKYKY
Harris, Carl LsonMW14SINKYKY
Harris, Juanita FdaughterFW6SINKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel Wesley Harris - Household

1832 Elm Street New Albany, Floyd, Indiana

Harris, LemuelheadMW59MKYNew AlbanyFloydINSalesmanInsurance Health & Acc.
Harris, LauraXwifeFW49MKYNew AlbanyFloydINHouseworkHome
Harris, CarlsonMW24MINOwensboroKYSalesmanInsurance Health & Acc.
Harris, Etheldaughter in lawFW24MOHOwensboroKYClericalOffice Work
Harris, JuanitadaughterFW16SINSame place