The Shemwell Family

Arva Zena SelbyAge: 70 years18761946

Name
Arva Zena Selby
Given names
Arva Zena
Surname
Selby
Married name
Arva Zena Kerley
Birth February 22, 1876 30 28
Birth of a sisterMalinda Jemima Selby
June 12, 1878 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 22 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 24, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Sherman Selby
September 16, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterIda A Selby
February 16, 1883 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherShamuel P “Sham” Selby
July 30, 1883 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWashington Selby
January 27, 1885 (Age 8 years)
Death of a brotherWashington Selby
January 28, 1885 (Age 8 years)
Death of a sisterIda A Selby
September 25, 1885 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Authur Selby
April 4, 1886 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherL Selby
April 18, 1890 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 24 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth W Kerley
October 17, 1900 (Age 24 years)
MarriageWilliam Emmett KerleyView this family
estimated 1901 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Ida Kerley
November 12, 1901 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lillie Kerley
April 28, 1903 (Age 27 years)
Death of a sisterMary Emily Selby
March 16, 1904 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3Oscar Clyde Kerley
June 18, 1906 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Pinah Kerley
May 22, 1908 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Dora Kerley
October 23, 1909 (Age 33 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Malinda Kerley
January 14, 1912 (Age 35 years)
Death of a brotherJames Authur Selby
January 29, 1912 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherJames Lloyd Selby
May 31, 1914 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#7William Carl Kerley
September 2, 1914 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#8George Paul Kerley
December 29, 1917 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 40 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 41 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a son
#9Theodore “Ted” Kerley
January 4, 1920 (Age 43 years)
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sarah Brown
March 2, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah Brown
March 2, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Still Birth
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Dorthy Violet Brown
February 23, 1921 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Roy Evans Brown
March 30, 1923 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Arnold Wilburn Brown
January 12, 1925 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Martin Lee Kerley
August 8, 1928 (Age 52 years)
Death of a grandsonMartin Lee Kerley
August 8, 1928 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 53 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Pauline Marie Brown
December 30, 1929 (Age 53 years)
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Ernest Martin Brown
October 27, 1931 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Carl Lee Brown
November 28, 1933 (Age 57 years)
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth Hyder
January 31, 1934 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Vera Lois Brown
December 12, 1935 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Oliver Clyde Kerley
November 21, 1936 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Mary Louise Brown
December 17, 1936 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#12Alice Christine Kerley
September 6, 1938 (Age 62 years)
Death of a granddaughterMary Louise Brown
November 6, 1938 (Age 62 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Carl KerleyGrace Mildred CrowderView this family
October 14, 1939 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Hollis Dwain Kerley
November 10, 1939 (Age 63 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childTheodore “Ted” KerleyBeatrice SmithView this family
June 8, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Glenn Eugene Brown
October 20, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Elizabeth Selby
March 7, 1941 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 65 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 69 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death June 23, 1946 (Age 70 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Big Lick Cemetery
Last change January 16, 202013:52:56

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1867
16 months
elder sister
Martha A Selby
Birth: April 1868 22 20Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 26, 1948Rockwood, Roane, Tennessee, United States
18 months
elder sister
Mary Emily Selby
Birth: September 1869 23 22Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 16, 1904Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Nancy Elizabeth Selby
Birth: January 30, 1872 26 24Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 7, 1941Harriman, Roane, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder brother
William Thomas Selby
Birth: March 7, 1874 28 26Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1950Litton, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
herself
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
John Sherman Selby
Birth: September 16, 1880 34 33Burke, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 6, 1966Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Ida A Selby
Birth: February 16, 1883 37 35Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 25, 1885Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
23 months
younger brother
Washington Selby
Birth: January 27, 1885 39 37Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 28, 1885Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
14 months
younger brother
James Authur Selby
Birth: April 4, 1886 40 38Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 29, 1912Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
L Selby
Birth: April 18, 1890 44 42Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 28, 1955Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Family with William Emmett Kerley - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: estimated 1901
10 months
daughter
17 months
daughter
Lillie Kerley
Birth: April 28, 1903 25 27Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 28, 1997Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Oscar Clyde Kerley
Birth: June 18, 1906 28 30Litton, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 27, 1951Big Lick, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
23 months
daughter
Pinah Kerley
Birth: May 22, 1908 30 32Litton, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 29, 1970Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States
17 months
daughter
Dora Kerley
Birth: October 23, 1909 31 33Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 27, 1999Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Malinda Kerley
Birth: January 14, 1912 33 35Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1985Oliver Springs, Morgan, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
William Carl Kerley
Birth: September 2, 1914 36 38Big Lick, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 26, 2004Duluth, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States
3 years
son
George Paul Kerley
Birth: December 29, 1917 39 41Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 8, 2018Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
son
Theodore “Ted” Kerley
Birth: January 4, 1920 41 43Tennessee, United States
Death: April 26, 1982Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States
daughter

Arva Zena Selby has 24 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Lloyd Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Selby, LoydWM32headMFarmerTNTNTN
Selby, ElizabethWF31wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Selby, MarthaWF11daughterSAt HomeTNTNTN
Selby, EmilyWF9daughterSTNTNTN
Selby, NancyWF8daughterSTNTNTN
Selby, William TWM7sonSTNTNTN
Selby, ArvazenaWF4daughterSTNTNTN
Selby, MalindaWF2daughterSTNTNTN
Kearley, SamuelWM27nephewSWorks on FarmTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Lloyd Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Selby, James LheadWMDec184554M33TNTNTNFarmer
Selby, Sarah EwifeWFJun184752M33119TNTNNC
Selby, Mary EdaughterWFSep186930STNTNTN
Selby, William TsonWMMar187426STNTNTNFarm Labor
Selby, Arva ZdaughterWFFeb187624STNTNTN
Selby, MalindadaughterWFJun187821STNTNTN
Selby, John SsonWMSep188019STNTNTNFarm Labor
Selby, JamessonWMApr188614STNTNTNAt School
Selby, LsonWMApr189010STNTNTNAt School
Tollett, John Hgrand-sonWMNov188713STNTNTNAt School

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Emmett Kerley - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Kerley, William EheadMW32M9TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Kerley, Arva ZwifeFW34M965TNTNTN
Kerley, IdadaughterFW8STNTNTN
Kerley, LilliedaughterFW7STNTNTN
Kerley, Oscar CsonMW5STNTNTN
Kerley, PinahdaughterFW1-11mSTNTNTN
Kerley, DoradaughterFW5mSTNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Emmett Kerley - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Kerley, EverettheadMW41MTNTNTNFarmerHome Farm
Kerley, ArvawifeFW43MTNTNTN
Kerley, LilliedaughterFW16STNTNTN
Kerley, OscarsonMW13STNTNTN
Kerley, PinahdaughterFW12STNTNTN
Kerley, DoradaughterFW11STNTNTN
Kerley, LindadaughterFW8STNTNTN
Kerley, CarlsonMW5STNTNTN
Kerley, PaulsonMW2STNTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Emmett Kerley - Household

Highway No - 28 Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Kerley, Emmett WheadMW52M22TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Kerley, VenawifeFW54M24TNTNTN
Kerley, MalindadaughterFW18STNTNTN
Kerley, CarlsonMW16STNTNTNLaborerGeneral Farm
Kerley, PaulsonMW13STNTNTN
Kerley, TheodoresonMW10STNTNTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Emmett Kerley - Household

Unaka Street Harriman, Roane, Tennessee

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Kerley, W EXheadMW62MTNCrossvilleCumberlandTN
Kerley, ZiniawifeFW64MTNCrossvilleCumberlandTN
Kerley, PinahdaughterFW31STNCrossvilleCumberlandTNLooperHosiry? Mill
Kerley, PaulsonMW22STNCrossvilleCumberlandTNBoarder?Hosiry? Mill
Kerley, TheodoresonMW20STNCrossvilleCumberlandTNCarpenterConstruction
Davis, LilliedaughterFW37MTNCrossvilleCumberlandTNLooperHosiry? Mill