The Shemwell Family

Cora SmithAge: 77 years18771954

Cora Smith
Given names
Birth January 2, 1877 26 24
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherHomer Jasper Smith
August 1, 1885 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 21 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 4, 1900 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherNathaniel Walker Holland
September 7, 1908 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 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 39 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 40 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 3, 1920 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Jasper Smith
February 16, 1922 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 53 years)
Death of a motherEmaline Permelia Holland
August 25, 1931 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 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 72 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 68 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 February 10, 1954 (Age 77 years)
Last change August 17, 201912:04:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Henry Jasper Smith
Birth: November 15, 1850Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Death: February 16, 1922Vernon, Marion, Illinois, United States
Marriage: estimated 1876
1 year
Cora Smith
Birth: January 2, 1877 26 24Illinois, United States
Death: February 10, 1954Los Angeles, California, United States
9 years
younger brother
Homer Jasper Smith
Birth: August 1, 1885 34 33Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: September 15, 1954Los Angeles, California, United States
Mother’s family with Warren Heckathorn - View this family
Marriage: February 29, 1872Fayette, Illinois, United States
17 months

Cora Smith has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Henry Jasper Smith - Household

Kaskaskia, Fayette, Illinois

Smith, H JWM29headMFarmerALSCSC
Smith, EmilyWF28wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Smith, CoraWF3daughterSAt HomeILALKY
Holland, LiliyWF17sister to wifeSAt HomeKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Henry Jasper Smith - Household

6206 Madison Ave Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Smith, Henry JheadWMNov185148M24ALSCSCRR Conductor
Smith, Amelia MwifeWFMay185248M2432KYKYKY
Smith, CoradaughterWFJan187822SILALKYCashier notions?
Smith, Homer JsonWMAug188514SILALKYAt School
BrownHolland, Xelphobrother in lawWMMar188218SILKYKYAt School

Amelia M should be Emaline P and Zelpho Brown Holland not Brownholland -b

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Emaline Permelia Holland - Household

Kimbark Ave Chicago, Cook, Illinois

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Smith, EmalineheadFW67WdKYKYKY
Smith, CoradaughterFW40SILMSKYCook keeperWholesale Grocery

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Emaline Permelia Holland - Household

1610 West Blvd. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Smith, EmalineheadFW77Wd19KYKYKY
Smith, CoradaughterFW53SILALKYCounty ClerkCity Hall