The Shemwell Family

Josephine “Josie” HibbsAge: 85 years18531939

Josephine “Josie” Hibbs
Given names
Married name
Josephine Shemwell
Birth November 18, 1853
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageDr. Frank Allen ShemwellView this family
calculated 1879 (Age 25 years)

Census June 7, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Emma Elizabeth Shemwell
October 6, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2Dr. Allen Henry Shemwell
February 13, 1884 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 18, 1900 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childNorburn Ragon FarrisEmma Elizabeth ShemwellView this family
December 8, 1909 (Age 56 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Norburn Allen Farris
February 23, 1912 (Age 58 years)
Note: Headstone inscribed with birth year "1915" - Source: Find A Grave
Birth of a grandson
#2Dr. Joseph A “Joe” Farris
October 16, 1914 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Dr. Frank Shemwell Farris
October 6, 1916 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Marriage of a childDr. Allen Henry ShemwellLillie Pearl “Lil” KeltonView this family
December 5, 1918 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 grandson
#4James Hibbs “Jim” Farris
October 5, 1919 (Age 65 years)
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 66 years)
Death of a husbandDr. Frank Allen Shemwell
March 31, 1923 (Age 69 years)
Cause: bronchial pneumonia
Birth of a grandson
#5Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell
December 22, 1924 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 76 years)
Death July 14, 1939 (Age 85 years)
Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Last change December 30, 201714:20:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell - View this family
Josephine “Josie” Hibbs
Birth: November 18, 1853Birdsville, Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1939Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: calculated 1879
21 months
3 years
Dr. Allen Henry Shemwell
Birth: February 13, 1884 36 30Birdsville, Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 12, 1952Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell - Household

Dyers Hill, Livingston, KY

Shemwell, F AWM30headMYM D DoctorTNKYTN
Shemwell, JosephineWF27wifeMYKeeping HouseKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell - Household

Dyer Hill, Livingston, KY

Frank A ShemwellheadWMSep185049M20TNKYKYPhysician
Josie ShemwellwifeWFNov185148M2022KYKYNC
Emma E ShemwelldaughterWFOct188019SKYTNTN
Henry A ShemwellsonWMFeb188416SKYTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell - Household

Livingston Ky

Frank A ShemwellheadMW61M130TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Josephine ShemwellwifeFW57M13022KYKYNC
Henry A ShemwellsonMW26SKYTNKYPhysician

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell - Household

1615 Broadway Ave Paducah, McCracken, Ky

Frank ShemwellheadMW72MTNNCTNMD DoctorRetired
Josie H ShemwellwifeFW65MKYKY
Emma E FarrisdaughterFW37MKYKYTN
Norburn Farrisson in lawMW41MKYKYKYDruggistDrug Store
Allen T FarrisgrandsonMW7SKYKYKY
Joe FarrisgrandsonMW5SKYKYKY
Frank FarrisgrandsonMW3SKYKYKY
James FarrisgrandsonMW3mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Norburn Ragon Farris - Household

1615 Broadway Ave Paducah, McCracken, Ky

Norburn FarrisheadMW43M23KYKYKYc? traderdrugs
Emma FarriswifeFW40M20KYKYKY
Norburn FarrissonMW18SKYKYKY
Joe FarrissonMW14SKYKYKY
Frank FarrissonMW13SKYKYKY
James FarrissonMW10SKYKYKY
Josie Shemwellmother-in-lawFW78Wd27KYKYKY

I think Norburn & Allen T are same person