The Shemwell Family

Gradie Odella ShemwellAge: 91 years18991991

Gradie Odella Shemwell
Given names
Gradie Odella
Married name
Gradie Odella Walker
Birth August 20, 1899 36 26
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 9 months)
Birth of a half-sisterMarguerite Elaine Shemwell
February 15, 1906 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMinerva Jane McClain
November 3, 1907 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBernice Lorraine Shemwell
1909 (Age 9 years)
Census 1910 (Age 10 years)
Address: with Grandfather Hancock
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
April 20, 1911 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Harris Wade Shemwell
June 17, 1914 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ova Bee Clarice Walker
December 16, 1916 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 16 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 17 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 18 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Eloise Maloi Walker
May 14, 1919 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mollie Juanita Walker
December 8, 1922 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames H Hancock
November 12, 1923 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4Brandon “Mac” Walker
July 30, 1929 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 30 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 42 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 50 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 motherLela Bell Hancock
August 30, 1954 (Age 55 years)
Death of a husbandRichard McDaniel “Mack” Walker
July 14, 1962 (Age 62 years)
Death of a half-brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
July 17, 1970 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a half-brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
1970 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: Keithville Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 46 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 of a half-sisterMarguerite Elaine Shemwell
March 7, 1985 (Age 85 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn Harris Wade Shemwell
September 13, 1987 (Age 88 years)
Burial of a half-brotherJohn Harris Wade Shemwell
1987 (Age 87 years)
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemetery
Death August 3, 1991 (Age 91 years)
Burial 1991 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery: Flat Lick Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Lela Bell Hancock
Birth: October 12, 1872 29 25Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1954Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: December 24, 1895
4 years
Father’s family with Linnie Bell Ralls - View this family
Marriage: Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
4 years
2 years
3 years
John Harris Wade Shemwell
Birth: June 17, 1914 51 34Sheridan, Grant, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 13, 1987Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Family with Richard McDaniel “Mack” Walker - View this family
Ova Bee Clarice Walker
Birth: December 16, 1916 22 17Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 23, 1998Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Eloise Maloi Walker
Birth: May 14, 1919 24 19Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 2008Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Mollie Juanita Walker
Birth: December 8, 1922 28 23Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 10, 2013Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States
7 years
Brandon “Mac” Walker
Birth: July 30, 1929 34 29Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 10, 2004

Gradie Odella Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Wade Shemwell - Household

ED 62 Civil District 4 Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Joseph Wade ShemwellheadWMOct 186138M5--TNKYTNPhysician
Lela Bell HancockwifeWFOct 187326M511KYKYKY
Gradie Odella ShemwelldaughterWFAug 189910mS---KYTNKY

Notes: Next door to brother & sisters

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Richard McDaniel “Mack” Walker - Household

Stewart, Tenn

Walker, Richard MheadMW35M25TNTNTNFarmer
Walker, Gradie OwifeFW30M16KYUSUS
Walker, Ova BdaughterFW13STNTNKY
Walker, Eloise daughterFW11STNTNKY
Walker, JuanitadaughterFW8STNTNKY
Walker, BrandonsonMW9mSTNTNKY