The Shemwell Family

Ellis Kerney HarrisAge: 80 years18791960

Ellis Kerney Harris
Given names
Ellis Kerney
Birth June 17, 1879 33 36
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterZelpha Blanche Harris
August 29, 1882 (Age 3 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Wiley Harris
September 27, 1884 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJoshua Cleveland Harris
July 16, 1887 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 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 7, 1900 (Age 20 years)
MarriageFloyd Minnie “Flo” SherrodView this family
about 1902 (Age 22 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Wiley Harris
January 8, 1902 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ora Lee Harris
September 11, 1905 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nora Marie Harris
January 10, 1908 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3James Vernie Harris
1909 (Age 29 years)
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Andrew Harris
1915 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 36 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 37 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 38 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 8, 1920 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 50 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 13, 1930 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherGeorge Ann Shemwell
January 13, 1931 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel Taft Harris
June 11, 1933 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherLouis Alston “Allie” Harris
April 7, 1936 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherJames Virgil Harris
April 6, 1938 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Linda Lou Harris
June 29, 1938 (Age 59 years)
Census May 3, 1940 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 62 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 granddaughterLinda Lou Harris
October 2, 1948 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 70 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 brotherJoshua Cleveland Harris
April 14, 1957 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherJonathan Rue Harris
May 7, 1957 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 66 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 May 17, 1960 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 22, 1866Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Thomas A Harris
Birth: May 5, 1869 23 26Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 25, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
-2 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
Louis Alston “Allie” Harris
Birth: May 5, 1874 28 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 7, 1936Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Jonathan Rue Harris
Birth: February 18, 1877 31 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 7, 1957Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
William Wiley Harris
Birth: September 27, 1884 38 41Kentucky, United States
Death: January 8, 1902Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Joshua Cleveland Harris
Birth: July 16, 1887 41 44Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 14, 1957Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Floyd Minnie “Flo” Sherrod - View this family
Marriage: about 1902Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Ora Lee Harris
Birth: September 11, 1905 26 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 4, 1990Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
2 years
Nora Marie Harris
Birth: January 10, 1908 28 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 31, 1989Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
2 years
James Vernie Harris
Birth: 1909 29 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 17, 1969Logan, Kentucky, United States

Ellis Kerney Harris has 40 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (40)

Parents Joseph A Shemwell + Sarah A Ralston
Parents Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell + Mary S Troutt
2Ruth Shemwell18931943
Parents James Lafayette Gilliam Sr. + Columbia Jane Shemwell
9Mamie J Gilliam18901893
Parents William Rastus “Raz” Harris + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Mattie V Harris18721933
2Ida Pearl Harris18751955
3Elvis Lote Harris18781965
5Inez Clyde Harris18871957
Parents William Luther Shemwell + Lucy M Gilliam
2Effie E Shemwell18801949
10Nina Pearl Shemwell19001981
Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18831953
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John A Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

John A HarrisWM34headMFarmerKYNCTN
George A HarrisWF36wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYVA
James V HarrisWM13sonSLaborerKYKYKY
Samuel T HarrisWM9sonSKYKYKY
Louis A HarrisWM6sonSKYKYKY
John R HarrisWM3sonSKYKYKY
Ellis K HarrisWM11moJunesonSKYKYKY

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

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, John AheadWMNov184554M33KYNCTNFarmer
Harris, Georgia AwifeWFApr184357M3398KYKYVA
Harris, Louis AsonWMMay187426SKYKYKYFarm Laborer
Harris, Jonathan RsonWMFeb187723SKYKYKYFarmer
Harris, Ellis KsonWMJun187920SKYKYKYFarmer
Harris, Zelpha BdaughterWFAug188217SKYKYKY
Harris, William WsonWMSep188415SKYKYKYFarm Laborer
Harris, Joshua CsonWMJul188712SKYKYKYFarm Laborer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Ellis K Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, Ellis KheadMW29M15KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farming
Harris, Minnie FwifeFW26M1533KYKYKY
Harris, Ora LdaughterFW4MKYKYKY
Harris, Norah MdaughterFW3SKYKYKY
Harris, James VsonMW3mSKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ellis K Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Harris, EllisheadMW39MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farming
Harris, FloydwifeFW36MKYKYKY
Harris, OradaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Harris, MarvinsonMW17SKYKYKY
Harris, JamessonMW9SKYKYKY

Norah M is now Marvin? -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ellis K Harris - Household

The Lewisburg Road From Playmor through Sharon grove Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, Ellis KheadMW49M24KYKYKYSculptorMonument Builder
Harris, Minnie FwifeFW45M21KYKYKY
Harris, Marie NdaughterFW21SKYKYKYLabourHome
Harris, James VsonMW19SKYKYKYLaborerGeneral Farm

Norah/Marvin now Marie ? -b

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Ellis Kerney Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Harris, Ellis KheadMW60MKYSame HouseSalesmanMonument
Harris, FloydwifeFW56MKYSame House
Harris, MariedaughterFW32SKYSame House
Gray, LorisorphanFW12SKYKY