The Shemwell Family

Retta R RukesAge: 90 years18811972

Name
Retta R Rukes
Given names
Retta R
Surname
Rukes
Married name
Retta R Brim
Birth November 1, 1881 29 30
Birth of a sisterBessie Irene Rukes
May 26, 1893 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 18 years)
MarriageCharles C “Charlie” BrimView this family
May 20, 1902 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Bessie Irene Brim
March 25, 1903 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Birth of a daughter
#2Ardith Pauline Brim
November 24, 1908 (Age 27 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Russell Rukes
September 2, 1911 (Age 29 years)
Cause: Compound Fracture
Death of a half-brotherCharles Franklin Rukes
December 4, 1911 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 35 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 36 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/
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Alivia Vernadean Hunton
August 21, 1923 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2J C Hunton
January 18, 1926 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherElphina Ella Shemwell
June 12, 1927 (Age 45 years)
Cause: Cirrhosis of the liver not acoholic
Marriage of a childLouis Guy RayArdith Pauline BrimView this family
September 30, 1928 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 47 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nina Kathryn Ray
November 26, 1929 (Age 48 years)
Census April 6, 1930 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Alberta Jean Ray
November 19, 1930 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5William Brim “Billy” Hunton
October 9, 1931 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Dorothy Bernetta Ray
May 2, 1934 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherHarry Claud “H C” Rukes
April 2, 1938 (Age 56 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 60 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
Death of a grandsonWilliam Brim “Billy” Hunton
September 26, 1952 (Age 70 years)
Cause: Extensive burns - Auto Accident
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 68 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
Death of a husbandCharles C “Charlie” Brim
January 11, 1957 (Age 75 years)
Death of a granddaughterAlivia Vernadean Hunton
September 9, 1961 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterBessie Irene Rukes
September 19, 1962 (Age 80 years)
Death of a daughterBessie Irene Brim
June 18, 1967 (Age 85 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 64 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 September 12, 1972 (Age 90 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change July 14, 201914:17:04

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 1, 1878Pettis, Missouri, United States
19 months
elder brother
Harry Claud “H C” Rukes
Birth: August 16, 1879 27 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: April 2, 1938El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
herself
Retta R Rukes
Birth: November 1, 1881 29 30Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 12, 1972Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
12 years
younger sister
Bessie Irene Rukes
Birth: May 26, 1893 41 42Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 19, 1962Pettis, Missouri, United States
Father’s family with Sarah Ann “Allie” Stults - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 11, 1873Vigo, Indiana, United States
2 months
half-brother
Charles Franklin Rukes
Birth: April 6, 1873 21 17Indiana, United States
Death: December 4, 1911
Family with Charles C “Charlie” Brim - View this family
husband
Charles C “Charlie” Brim
Birth: September 1, 1875Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1957Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
herself
Retta R Rukes
Birth: November 1, 1881 29 30Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 12, 1972Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: May 20, 1902Pettis, Missouri, United States
10 months
daughter
6 years
daughter

Retta R Rukes has 44 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (44)

Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18831953
Parents Asa W Mallott + Mary Ann Shemwell
Parents Adam Houston Richardson + Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
Parents James C Shemwell + Sarah Elizabeth Roley
Parents Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson + Nancy Elizabeth Shemwell
2Ora Lee Richardson18831971
Parents John Wilson Moorman + Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
1Moorman18791879
2Moorman18801880
5Myrtle Mae Moorman18851975
7Ira Milton Moorman18891958
9Ida Ruth Moorman18951976
10Mary Ethel Moorman18981982
Parents Edward M Richardson + Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
2Eva Lee Richardson18851971
5Ethel M Richardson18941975
7Edith G Richardson18991910
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Russell Rukes - Household

Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Rukes, John RheadWMJan185248M22INKYINFarmer
Rukes, Ella PwifeWFMar185049M2233KYKYKY
Rukes, Harry CsonWMAug187920SMOINKY
Rukes, RettadaughterWFNov188118SMOINKY
Rukes, Bessie IdaughterWFMay18937SMOINKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Charles C “Charlie” Brim - Household

Elk Fork, Pettis, Missouri

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Brim, Charlie CheadMW34M18MOKYILFarmerGeneral Farm
Brim, RettiewifeFW27M1822MOINKY
Brim, Bessie IdaughterFW7SMOMOMO
Brim, Ardith PdaughterFW1-4mSMOMOMO

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Charles C “Charlie” Brim - Household

Elk Fork, Pettis, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Brim, Charlie CheadMW44MMOKYTNFarmer
Brim, RettawifeFW38MMOINKY
Brim, Sudie IdaughterFW16SMOMOMO
Brim, Ardith PdaughterFW11SMOMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Charles C “Charlie” Brim - Household

Elk Fork, Pettis, Missouri

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Brim, Charles CheadMW54M28MOKYILFarmerGeneral Farm
Brim, Retta RwifeFW48M19MOINKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Charles C “Charlie” Brim - Household

Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Brim, CharlesXheadMW64MMORPettisMOFarmerFarm
Brim, RettawifeFW58MMORPettisMO