The Shemwell Family

William Emmett KerleyAge: 83 years18781961

Name
William Emmett Kerley
Given names
William Emmett
Surname
Kerley
Birth March 13, 1878
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 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
MarriageArva Zena SelbyView this family
estimated 1901 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Ida Kerley
November 12, 1901 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lillie Kerley
April 28, 1903 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Oscar Clyde Kerley
June 18, 1906 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Pinah Kerley
May 22, 1908 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Dora Kerley
October 23, 1909 (Age 31 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Malinda Kerley
January 14, 1912 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7William Carl Kerley
September 2, 1914 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 37 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 39 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 38 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 39 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 41 years)
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Sarah Brown
March 2, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Death of a granddaughterSarah Brown
March 2, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Cause: Still Birth
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Dorthy Violet Brown
February 23, 1921 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Roy Evans Brown
March 30, 1923 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Arnold Wilburn Brown
January 12, 1925 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Martin Lee Kerley
August 8, 1928 (Age 50 years)
Death of a grandsonMartin Lee Kerley
August 8, 1928 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 51 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 51 years)
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Ernest Martin Brown
October 27, 1931 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Carl Lee Brown
November 28, 1933 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Vera Lois Brown
December 12, 1935 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Oliver Clyde Kerley
November 21, 1936 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Mary Louise Brown
December 17, 1936 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#12Alice Christine Kerley
September 6, 1938 (Age 60 years)
Death of a granddaughterMary Louise Brown
November 6, 1938 (Age 60 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Carl KerleyGrace Mildred CrowderView this family
October 14, 1939 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Hollis Dwain Kerley
November 10, 1939 (Age 61 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childTheodore “Ted” KerleyBeatrice SmithView this family
June 8, 1940 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Glenn Eugene Brown
October 20, 1940 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 63 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
Death of a wifeArva Zena Selby
June 23, 1946 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Donald Alton “Donnie” Kerley
January 15, 1947 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sonOscar Clyde Kerley
January 27, 1951 (Age 72 years)
Marriage of a childEmmett J TannerPinah KerleyView this family
1952 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 71 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a granddaughterAlice Christine Kerley
July 10, 1957 (Age 79 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 67 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 September 30, 1961 (Age 83 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Big Lick Cemetery
Last change December 25, 201912:02:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Arva Zena Selby - View this family
himself
wife
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

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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