The Shemwell Family

Thelma Alene WallsAge: 95 years19122008

Name
Thelma Alene Walls
Given names
Thelma Alene
Surname
Walls
Married name
Thelma Alene Benson
Birth November 28, 1912 30 28
Birth of a brotherWilliam Wallace Walls
February 10, 1916 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 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 brotherJames Edwin “Pud” Walls
June 5, 1917 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 4 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 5 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/
Census January 20, 1920 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherGlendell Lee “Nick” Walls
August 6, 1924 (Age 11 years)
Death of a motherAda May Shemwell
April 8, 1925 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Washington Shemwell
September 26, 1926 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a parentClarence WallsGrace HouseView this family
May 16, 1927 (Age 14 years)
Note: by T.E.Sparks and witnessed by Carrie J. Underwood and J.E. Shaver
Death of a maternal grandmotherLaura Lee Brinkley
October 25, 1927 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 16 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 daughter
#1Wanda June Benson
December 15, 1929 (Age 17 years)
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ruby Jewell Benson
December 11, 1933 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Patricia Ann Benson
March 1, 1936 (Age 23 years)
Death of a fatherClarence Walls
April 1, 1936 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#4Wilbur Ray “Coon Dog” Benson
May 21, 1938 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#5Billy Don Benson
December 14, 1939 (Age 27 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6James Earl Benson
December 22, 1942 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sonJames Earl Benson
January 16, 1943 (Age 30 years)
Death of a brotherJames Edwin “Pud” Walls
September 23, 1944 (Age 31 years)

Note: Battle of the Bulge - European Theatre - WWII
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Judy A McGhee
December 17, 1948 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7Brenda Lou Benson
October 2, 1949 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Linda Sue Benson
October 2, 1949 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterLinda Sue Benson
October 2, 1949 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Deborah Kay McGhee
July 26, 1952 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 37 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
Birth of a son
#9Charles Wayne Benson
July 24, 1954 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 33 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 of a husbandNoble F “Nobe” Benson
January 5, 1985 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Ryan Wayne Benson
July 30, 1985 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterHallie Louise Walls
May 18, 1987 (Age 74 years)
Death of a brotherHalford Vermont Walls
March 6, 1993 (Age 80 years)

Death of a brotherRussell Wilbert Walls
September 29, 1998 (Age 85 years)
Death of a granddaughterJudy A McGhee
February 20, 2001 (Age 88 years)

Death of a daughterPatricia Ann Benson
March 20, 2005 (Age 92 years)
Death of a daughterRuby Jewell Benson
January 20, 2007 (Age 94 years)
Death March 14, 2008 (Age 95 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Last change July 22, 201715:38:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
elder sister
22 months
elder brother
Halford Vermont Walls
Birth: September 28, 1906 24 22Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 6, 1993
3 years
elder brother
Russell Wilbert Walls
Birth: November 5, 1909 27 25Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 29, 1998Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States
3 years
herself
sister
Private
younger brother
William Wallace Walls
Birth: February 10, 1916 33 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 2012Merrillville, Lake, Indiana, United States
16 months
younger brother
James Edwin “Pud” Walls
Birth: June 5, 1917 35 32Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 23, 1944
brother
Private
younger brother
Glendell Lee “Nick” Walls
Birth: August 6, 1924 42 40Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 1, 2008Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States
Father’s family with Grace House - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: May 16, 1927Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Noble F “Nobe” Benson - View this family
husband
herself
daughter
Wanda June Benson
Birth: December 15, 1929 19 17Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 4, 2013Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States
8 years
son
Wilbur Ray “Coon Dog” Benson
Birth: May 21, 1938 28 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 2, 2012Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
19 months
son
Billy Don Benson
Birth: December 14, 1939 29 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 25, 2012Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
James Earl Benson
Birth: December 22, 1942 32 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 16, 1943Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
daughter
Private
daughter
Private
daughter
Brenda Lou Benson
Birth: October 2, 1949 39 36Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 11, 2014Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
son
Charles Wayne Benson
Birth: July 24, 1954 44 41Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 30, 2015Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
-18 years
daughter
Patricia Ann Benson
Birth: March 1, 1936 25 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 20, 2005Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
-2 years
daughter
Ruby Jewell Benson
Birth: December 11, 1933 23 21Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 20, 2007Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
16 years
daughter
Linda Sue Benson
Birth: October 2, 1949 39 36Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 2, 1949Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Thelma Alene Walls has 25 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Noble F “Nobe” Benson - Household

Cleaton, Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Benson, NobleheadMW20M19KYKYKYMinerCoal Mine
Walls, ThelmawifeFW18M17KYILKY
Benson, Wanda JdaughterFW0SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Noble F “Nobe” Benson - Household

Cleaton, Muhlenberg, KY

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Benson, NobleheadMW30MKYSame PlaceMinerCoal Mine
Walls, ThelmaXwifeFW28MKYSame Place
Benson, Wanda JdaughterFW10MKYSame Place
Benson, Ruby JdaughterFW6MKYSame Place
Benson, Patricia AdaughterFW4MKYSame Place
Benson, Wilbur RsonMW1MKY
Benson, Billy DsonMW3mSKY