The Shemwell Family

Betty TuckerAge: 91 years18981989

Betty Tucker
Given names
Married name
Betty Shemwell
Birth February 23, 1898
MarriageElmo ShemwellView this family

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 days)
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 -
Birth of a son
#1Edwin Neal Shemwell
August 29, 1914 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#2James David Shemwell
June 2, 1916 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sonJames David Shemwell
April 5, 1917 (Age 19 years)
Cause: Measles
Birth of a son
#3Wilbur Dayton Shemwell
March 22, 1918 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 18 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 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 1, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Dorothy Mae Shemwell
January 4, 1932 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John Edwin Shemwell
June 17, 1936 (Age 38 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 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 51 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 husbandElmo Shemwell
June 10, 1974 (Age 76 years)
Note: Daviess County, Kentucky, USA ???
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 47 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. -
Marriage of a childEdwin Neal ShemwellCallie Irene TiptonView this family
April 5, 1980 (Age 82 years)

Death of a sonEdwin Neal Shemwell
January 2, 1987 (Age 88 years)
before 1989 (Age 90 years)

Death July 18, 1989 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery
Note: Leigh's Chapel
Last change December 20, 201613:27:46

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Elmo Shemwell - View this family
Edwin Neal Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1914 18 16Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 2, 1987Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
James David Shemwell
Birth: June 2, 1916 20 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
22 months
Wilbur Dayton Shemwell
Birth: March 22, 1918 22 20Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 8, 1994Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
14 years
Dorothy Mae Shemwell
Birth: January 4, 1932 36 33Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 21, 2018Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Ky

Elmo ShemwellheadMW24SKYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Bettie ShemwellwifeFW21SKYKYKY
Edwin ShemwellsonMW5SKYKYKY
Wilbur ShemwellsonMW1-9mSKYKYKY

Notes: Mother-brother same census

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Elmo ShemwellheadMW34M18KYKYKYLaborerCoal mine
Betty TuckerwifeFW32M16KYKYKY
Edwin N ShemwellsonMW15S-KYKYKY
Wilbur D ShemwellsonMW12S-KYKYKY

Notes: Elbert next door

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Elmo Shemwell - Household

Magisterial District 2 Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Elmo ShemwellheadMW44KYMinerCoal mine
Betty TuckerwifeFW42KY
Wilbur D. ShemwellsonMW22KYFarmerFarm
Dorothy ShemwelldaughterFW7KY

Leigh's Chapel