The Shemwell Family

Bessie Irene RukesAge: 69 years18931962

Bessie Irene Rukes
Given names
Bessie Irene
Birth May 26, 1893 41 42
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 4 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 -
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 12 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 12 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Cynthia Shemwell Obituary
Cynthia Shemwell Obituary

Note: The Sedalia Democrat, Sun., Nov. 14, 1905

Census April 15, 1910 (Age 16 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Russell Rukes
September 2, 1911 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Compound Fracture
Death of a half-brotherCharles Franklin Rukes
December 4, 1911 (Age 18 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 23 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 24 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 -
Death of a motherElphina Ella Shemwell
June 12, 1927 (Age 34 years)
Cause: Cirrhosis of the liver not acoholic
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherHarry Claud “H C” Rukes
April 2, 1938 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 48 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 56 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 52 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 September 19, 1962 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Green Ridge Cemetery
Last change July 14, 201913:44:57

by: Barry Shemwell
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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
elder sister
Retta R Rukes
Birth: November 1, 1881 29 30Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 12, 1972Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
12 years
Bessie Irene Rukes
Birth: May 26, 1893 41 42Green Ridge, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: September 19, 1962Pettis, Missouri, United States
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Marriage: February 11, 1873Vigo, Indiana, United States
2 months
Charles Franklin Rukes
Birth: April 6, 1873 21 17Indiana, United States
Death: December 4, 1911

Bessie Irene Rukes has 44 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (44)

Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18821953
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
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