The Shemwell Family

James Leonard SelbyAge: 42 years19141957

James Leonard Selby
Given names
James Leonard
Birth December 12, 1914 24 26
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a brotherJohn Sherman Selby
September 15, 1917 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 2 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 3 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 -
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterWillene “Willie” Selby
January 5, 1922 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 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 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Elizabeth Hyder
January 31, 1934 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Patricia Ann Selby
July 13, 1939 (Age 24 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nina Selby
June 21, 1942 (Age 27 years)

Death of a motherNancy Frances “Nannie” Kerley
March 25, 1944 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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 35 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 fatherL Selby
April 28, 1955 (Age 40 years)
Cause: acute coronary thrombosis
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 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 January 5, 1957 (Age 42 years)
Cemetery: Big Lick Cemetery
Last change September 11, 201912:29:37

by: Barry Shemwell
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L Selby
Birth: April 18, 1890 44 42Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 28, 1955Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
James Leonard Selby
Birth: December 12, 1914 24 26Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 5, 1957Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
John Sherman Selby
Birth: September 15, 1917 27 29Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 12, 1963Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
younger sister
Willene “Willie” Selby
Birth: January 5, 1922 31 33Burke, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 27, 2007Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States
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James Leonard Selby
Birth: December 12, 1914 24 26Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 5, 1957Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Glayds Lavonia Wood
Birth: May 3, 1916Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 3, 1985Tryon, Polk, North Carolina, United States
Patricia Ann Selby
Birth: July 13, 1939 24 23Big Lick, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 2018Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years

James Leonard Selby has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ell Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Selby, LheadMW29MTNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Selby, NanniewifeFW31MTNTNTN
Selby, James LsonMW5STNTNTN
Selby, John SsonMW2-3mSTNTNTN
Selby, ElizabethmotherFW72WdTNTNTN