The Shemwell Family

Wilbur ShemwellAge: 73 years19121986

Name
Wilbur Shemwell
Given names
Wilbur
Surname
Shemwell
Birth July 2, 1912 30
Note: All other data concludes the date in the Kentucky Vital Record Indexes is incorrect –b. I'm almost certain his date of birth is 07/02/1912. - Barry Grogan.
Military
Deferred-Upset with FDR wouldn't serve WWII

Occupation
Minister - Holiness Church

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn L Shemwell
December 8, 1917 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 4 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 5 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a half-sisterMay Magdalene Staton
May 6, 1919 (Age 6 years)
Death of a half-sisterMay Magdalene Staton
October 10, 1919 (Age 7 years)
Census January 20, 1920 (Age 7 years)
Death of a half-sisterFanny Mitchell
March 25, 1922 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Pulmonary tuberculosis
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Esther Pearl Shemwell
June 2, 1935 (Age 22 years)
Death of a daughterEsther Pearl Shemwell
August 27, 1935 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Uvella Euphreda Joyce Shemwell
October 14, 1936 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3June Vondell Shemwell
September 28, 1939 (Age 27 years)
Census May 3, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Shirley Jelian Shemwell
November 14, 1941 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 37 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Birth of a daughter
#5Vickie Karen Shemwell
February 12, 1954 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Deanna Faye Shemwell
February 6, 1967 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Stephen Shemwell
April 1971 (Age 58 years)

Death of a grandsonStephen Shemwell
April 1971 (Age 58 years)

Death of a motherFrancis Pearl “Fannie” Shemwell
September 23, 1973 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 33 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a brotherBeryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
April 29, 1985 (Age 72 years)
Death January 13, 1986 (Age 73 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Last change March 11, 202019:01:03

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
Not married:
elder brother
Alton Echolas Shemwell
Birth: January 29, 1905 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 20, 1992Palm Beach, Florida, United States
4 years
elder brother
Beryl A “Burlie” Shemwell
Birth: November 19, 1908 26Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1985Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
himself
Mother’s family with William Thomas “Tom” Mitchell - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: June 1, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 months
half-sister
Fanny Mitchell
Birth: October 12, 1898 19 16Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 25, 1922Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Grover Cleveland Staton - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
half-sister
May Magdalene Staton
Birth: May 6, 1919 26 37Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 10, 1919Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Frank Banovic - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
Family with Virginia Lucille “Peggy” Flener - View this family
himself
wife
daughter
Esther Pearl Shemwell
Birth: June 2, 1935 22 19Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 27, 1935Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
16 months
daughter
Uvella Euphreda Joyce Shemwell
Birth: October 14, 1936 24 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 24, 2015Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
June Vondell Shemwell
Birth: September 28, 1939 27 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 21, 2015Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Shirley Jelian Shemwell
Birth: November 14, 1941 29 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 27, 2009Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
daughter
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son
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daughter
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son
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son
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daughter
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daughter
Private
daughter
Vickie Karen Shemwell
Birth: February 12, 1954 41 38Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 26, 2020Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
son
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son
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Wilbur Shemwell has 4 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (4)

Parents John William T Tate + Rosa L Shemwell
1Bryan Elmer Tate18961971
3Bernice B Tate19051987
4Buell Eckless Tate19081981
Birth
All other data concludes the date in the Kentucky Vital Record Indexes is incorrect –b. I'm almost certain his date of birth is 07/02/1912. - Barry Grogan.
Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Grover O Staton - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Staton, GroverheadMW26MKYKYKYHostler?Coal mine
Staton, PearlwifeFW37MKYKYKY
Shemwell, AltonsonMW16SKYKYKY
Shemwell, BurliesonMW11SKYKYKY
Shemwell, WilbursonMW6SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Francis Pearl Shemwell - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Ky

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Pearl ShemwellheadFW48W16KYKYKY
Burley ShemwellsonMW21M-KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mines
Wilbur ShemwellsonMW17S-KYKYKYBox MakerBox Factory

Notes: S. 3rd. St.

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Wilbur Shemwell - Household

Off of Highway 81 Toward Central City Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Shemwell, WilburheadMW27MKYRMuhlenbergKYCookKitchen WPA
Shemwell, Virginia?wifeFW24MKYRMuhlenbergKY
Shemwell, JoycedaughterFW3SKYRMuhlenbergKY
Shemwell, VondelldaughterFW7mSKYRMuhlenbergKY