The Shemwell Family

Jefferson Davis ShemwellAge: 84 years19001984

Jefferson Davis Shemwell
Given names
Jefferson Davis
Birth August 16, 1900 43 30
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam W Bell
January 21, 1903 (Age 2 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Alexander Shemwell
May 24, 1904 (Age 3 years)
Cause: Heart Trouble
Birth of a sisterHelen Shemwell
December 26, 1905 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherDr. James Buchanan Shemwell
October 23, 1906 (Age 6 years)
Address: Pitman's Ferry
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Luanza Campbell
November 1, 1908 (Age 8 years)

Census April 27, 1910 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a sisterHelen Shemwell
June 28, 1917 (Age 16 years)
Burial of a sisterHelen Shemwell
1917 (Age 16 years)
Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Cemetery
WWI Draft Registration
September 12, 1918 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 16 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 17 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 24, 1920 (Age 19 years)
Marriage of a parentAdolph RahmLuella BellView this family
March 4, 1921 (Age 20 years)

MarriageVera Adlade ShortView this family
September 4, 1921 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 29 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 29 years)
WWII Draft Registration
between 1940 and 1945 (Age 39 years)
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 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 -
Death of a motherLuella Bell
October 23, 1947 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 49 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 sisterFlorence Nightingale Shemwell
June 17, 1966 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Lloyd Shemwell
September 22, 1973 (Age 73 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Lloyd Shemwell
1973 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: Masonic Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 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 October 7, 1984 (Age 84 years)
Burial after October 7, 1984
Cemetery: Maynard Cemetery
Last change August 3, 201817:51:01

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 1, 1890Little Black, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
20 months
elder brother
13 months
elder sister
Ola Mable Shemwell
Birth: October 17, 1892 36 22Arkansas, United States
Death: December 10, 1895Arkansas, United States
23 months
elder brother
John Lloyd Shemwell
Birth: September 13, 1894 37 24Pitman, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 22, 1973Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
18 months
elder brother
Forest Shemwell
Birth: February 28, 1896 39 25Arkansas, United States
Death: April 15, 1898Arkansas, United States
18 months
elder sister
Florence Nightingale Shemwell
Birth: August 16, 1897 40 27Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 17, 1966Randolph, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Jefferson Davis Shemwell
Birth: August 16, 1900 43 30Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: October 7, 1984Arkansas, United States
5 years
younger sister
Helen Shemwell
Birth: December 26, 1905 49 35Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 28, 1917Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Mother’s family with Adolph Rahm - View this family
Marriage: March 4, 1921
Family with Vera Adlade Short - View this family
Jefferson Davis Shemwell
Birth: August 16, 1900 43 30Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: October 7, 1984Arkansas, United States
Vera Adlade Short
Birth: September 21, 1903 42 37Middlebrook, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: April 13, 1990Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: September 4, 1921Randolph, Arkansas, United States

Jefferson Davis Shemwell has 26 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Luella Bell - Household

Little Black, Randolph, Arkansas

Shemwell, LuellaheadFW39Wd74TNNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, John LsonMW16SARKYTNLaborerHome Farm
Shemwell, FlorencedaughterFW13SARKYTN
Shemwell, Jeff DsonMW10SARKYTNLaborerHome Farm
Shemwell, HelendaughterFW4SARKYTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Luella Bell - Household

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, LuellaheadFW49WdTNNCTN
Shemwell, LloydsonMW25SARKYTNFarmerHome Farm
Shemwell, FlorencedaughterFW22SARKYTNTeachingRural School
Shemwell, JeffsonMW19SARKYTNTeachingHigh School

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Jefferson Davis Shemwell - Household

503 E 6th. Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas

Shemwell, Jeff DheadMW29M21ARKYAREducatorPublic School
Shemwell, Vera AwifeFW26M18ARMSTNEducatorPublic School

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - H L McDonald - Household

110 Sans Martin Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas

MacDonald, H LheadMW37MARRussellvilleAR? Sales ManagerOil
MacDonald, Georgia SwifeFW32MARRussellvilleAR
Shemwell, J Dbrother in lawMW39MARForrest CityARSupervisorState ??
Shemwell, Vera Ssister in lawFW36MARForrest CityARTeacherPublic School