The Shemwell Family

Idell WardAge: 72 years18971970

Idell Ward
Given names
Married name
Idell Shemwell
Birth May 27, 1897
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 months)
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 -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageDallas Hedger ShemwellView this family
1917 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Geraldine Shemwell
August 29, 1918 (Age 21 years)
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 19 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 20 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 26, 1920 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Elizabeth Lucille Shemwell
January 3, 1921 (Age 23 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Census April 3, 1940 (Age 42 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 44 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 52 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 husbandDallas Hedger Shemwell
June 16, 1964 (Age 67 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 48 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 March 13, 1970 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: LaCenter Gardens Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Dallas Hedger Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: 1917
20 months
Geraldine Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1918 25 21Illinois, United States
Death: February 4, 2012Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dallas Hedger Shemwell - Household

S Goebell Ave Kevil, Ballard, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Dallas HheadMW28MKYKYKYMerchantMotor
Shemwell, IdellwifeFW23MKYTNTN
Shemwell, GeraldinedaughterFW15mSILKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Dallas Hedger Shemwell - Household

2210 Walnut Avenue Cairo, Alexander, Illinois

Shemwell, Hedger DheadMW37M24KYKYKYMechanicAuto Sales
Shemwell, IdellwifeFW33M20KYTNTN
Shemwell, ElizabethdaughterFW9SILKYKY
Shemwell, GeraldinedaughterFW11SILKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Dallas Hedger Shemwell - Household

9052 Chestnut Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois

Shemwell, HedgerheadMW46MKYProprietorRestaurant
Shemwell, IdellwifeFW41MKYHouse wifePrivate Home
Shemwell, GeraldinedaughterFW21DILHouse KeeperPrivate Home
Shemwell, ElizabethdaughterFW19SILHouse KeeperPrivate Home