The Shemwell Family

William Washington BellAge: 78 years18751953

William Washington Bell
Given names
William Washington
Birth October 8, 1875 22 17
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
between 1870 and 1875

Birth of a sisterLela Bell
December 23, 1877 (Age 2 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Death of a motherSarah Shemwell
before 1884 (Age 8 years)
Marriage of a parentFranklin BellMary MaddenView this family
calculated 1887 (Age 11 years)

MarriageFlorence HinsonView this family
September 25, 1904 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1Precell Hinson “Jack” Bell
July 14, 1906 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Valerie Fay Bell
June 6, 1908 (Age 32 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Regina Bell
September 2, 1911 (Age 35 years)
DivorceFlorence HinsonView this family
between 1920 and 1930 (Age 44 years)

Census January 3, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childArthur Luther ShemwellValerie Fay BellView this family
July 18, 1926 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Lt. Col. Arthur Luther Shemwell Jr.
September 12, 1926 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherFranklin Bell
July 25, 1928 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Census April 4, 1930 (Age 54 years)
MarriageMary Mattie BomarView this family
after 1931 (Age 55 years)

Marriage of a childPrecell Hinson “Jack” BellSophie Festa VautierView this family
between 1931 and 1940 (Age 55 years)

Census April 1, 1940 (Age 64 years)

Employer: L&N Railroad
Death November 29, 1953 (Age 78 years)
Burial November 30, 1953 (1 day after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Memorial Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Franklin Bell
Birth: November 26, 1852 34 41Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 25, 1928Houston, Tennessee, United States
Sarah Shemwell
Birth: 1858 33 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: before 1884Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: December 23, 1874Houston, Tennessee, United States
9 months
2 years
younger sister
Lela Bell
Birth: December 23, 1877 25 19Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 1, 1957Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Father’s family with Mary Madden - View this family
Franklin Bell
Birth: November 26, 1852 34 41Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 25, 1928Houston, Tennessee, United States
Mary Madden
Birth: 1856Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1922Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: calculated 1887
Family with Mary Mattie Bomar - View this family
Marriage: after 1931
Family with Florence Hinson - View this family
Marriage: September 25, 1904Houston, Tennessee, United States
Divorce: between 1920 and 1930
22 months
Precell Hinson “Jack” Bell
Birth: July 14, 1906 30 22Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 3, 1967San Francisco, California, United States
23 months
Valerie Fay Bell
Birth: June 6, 1908 32 24Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 12, 1993Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Regina Bell
Birth: September 2, 1911 35 27Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 17, 1983Clark, Nevada, United States
Ray Edgar Shemwell + Mary Mattie Bomar - View this family
wife’s husband
Ray Edgar Shemwell
Birth: June 25, 1897 22 21Tennessee, United States
Death: December 7, 1938Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: September 7, 1915Henry, Tennessee, United States
16 months
Robert Luther Shemwell
Birth: January 15, 1917 19 20Tennessee, United States
Death: July 28, 1972Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

William Washington Bell has 26 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Franklin Bell - Household

2nd Dist. Houston, Tennessee, USA

Franklin BellM28headM5FarmerTNTNTN
Sarah BellF22wifeM5TNTNTN
Washington BellM3sonS-TNTNTN
Lela BellF2daughterS-TNTNTN
Willie ShemwellM14brotherS-TNTNTN

Notes: Will is living with sister

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Washington Bell - Household

Depot Street Paris City, Henry, TN

William W BellheadMW33M6TNTNTNConductorFreight Train
Florence BellwifeFW23M622TNTNTN
Percel BellsonMW4STNTNTN
Valeria Fay BelldaughterFW2STNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Washington Bell - Household

Washington Tn St. Paris City, Henry, TN

Wash W BellheadMW44MTNTNTNConductorRail Road
Florence BellwifeFW40MTNTNTN
Percel BellsonMW13STNTNTN
Fay BelldaughterFW11STNTNTN
Regina BelldaughterFW8STNTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Chris C Miller - Household

Paris, Henry, Tennessee

Timmons, James Rson in law (roomer)MW24M23KYKYKYSalesmanMens Apparel
Timmons, Regina Bdaughter (roomer)FW18M17TNTNTN
Bell, William W(roomer)MW55D27TNTNTNConductorRailroad

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Louise Jones - Household

Paris, Henry, Tennessee The Caldwell Hotel

Bell, Will (absent)lodgerMW65MTNsameplaceConductorRailroad
Bell, Mary MattiewifeFW42MTNsameplace