The Shemwell Family

Leota Gardola “Pluggie” RuffAge: 86 years18601947

Leota Gardola “Pluggie” Ruff
Given names
Leota Gardola
Married name
Leota Gardola Shemwell
Birth June 1860 29
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 -
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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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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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 -
MarriageJames Pascal ShemwellView this family
September 6, 1877 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Iva Nora Shemwell
June 1878 (Age 18 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#2Kit Karson Shemwell
January 3, 1880 (Age 19 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Tommie Golden “Tula” Shemwell
March 1890 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4Henry Redman Shemwell
February 23, 1894 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a childDr. James Theodore RedwineIva Nora ShemwellView this family
October 6, 1895 (Age 35 years)
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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 -
Death of a fatherDr. Redman Rim Ruff
September 21, 1898 (Age 38 years)
Address: Pitman's Ferry
Birth of a grandson
#1Kit Beaumont Redwine
November 26, 1899 (Age 39 years)
Census June 15, 1900 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sonHenry Redman Shemwell
March 24, 1902 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childKit Karson ShemwellLula Jane HopkinsView this family
1905 (Age 44 years)

Note: Ruff's Ferry
Birth of a grandson
#2Ruff Hopkins Shemwell
April 11, 1907 (Age 46 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Death of a daughterIva Nora Shemwell
June 22, 1912 (Age 52 years)
Death of a husbandJames Pascal Shemwell
April 20, 1916 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Arteriosclerosis
Burial of a husbandJames Pascal Shemwell
April 21, 1916 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Pitman Cemetery
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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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-
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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 -
Birth of a grandson
#3Max Oliver Shemwell
April 11, 1919 (Age 58 years)

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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census 1930 (Age 69 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 81 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 85 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 1947 (Age 86 years)
Cemetery: Pitman Cemetery
Note: Mt. Plesant
Last change November 30, 202113:32:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Dr. Redman Rim Ruff
Birth: April 25, 1831 61Hollow Rock, Carroll, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 21, 1898Pitman, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Family with James Pascal Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: September 6, 1877Randolph, Arkansas, United States
10 months
Iva Nora Shemwell
Birth: June 1878 22 18Arkansas, United States
Death: June 22, 1912Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
19 months
10 years
4 years
Henry Redman Shemwell
Birth: February 23, 1894 38 33Arkansas, United States
Death: March 24, 1902Arkansas, United States

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Pascal Shemwell - Household

Little Black, Randolph, Arkansas

Shemwell, James PWM25headMFarmerKYKYKY
Shemwell, Leota GWF19wifeMHouse keeperTNTNNC
Shemwell, Iva NoraWF2daughterSARKYTN
Shemwell, Kit CWM5mSonSJanARKYTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Pascal Shemwell - Household

enumerated by Kit K Shemwell Little Black, Randolph, Arkansas

Shemwell, James PheadWMAug185544M22KYNCKYSalesman Gen. Mdse
Shemwell, Leota GwifeWFJun186039M2254TNTNNC
Shemwell, Kit KsonWMJan188020SARKYTNSchool Teaching
Shemwell, Tommie GdaughterWFMar189010SARKYTN
Shemwell, Henry RsonWMFeb18946SARKYTN
French, Sarahhouse keeperWFMay187822SARILMShouse keeper

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Pascal Shemwell - Household

Little Black Randolph Ak

James P ShemwellheadMW54M34--KYNCKYRetail MerchantGeneral Store
Leota G ShemwellwifeFW50M3443TNTNNC

Mt. Plesant