The Shemwell Family

Thomas H “Tom” Cherry1849

Thomas H “Tom” Cherry
Given names
Thomas H
Birth 1849 35 31
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Cherry
May 7, 1849
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 17 months)

Birth of a brotherJoseph Howard “Joe” Cherry
June 25, 1851 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSusan Jemimah Whatley
about 1853 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
MarriageMiranda C KelleyView this family
July 28, 1872 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ada Lee Cherry
November 15, 1872 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ida Maud Cherry
about 1876 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#3William Harley Cherry
December 31, 1878 (Age 29 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Maggie A Cherry
January 1883 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a childClaud Ambus LeMasterIda Maud CherryView this family
August 19, 1894 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherMaletha Shemwell
November 15, 1894 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Vivian C LeMaster
March 1896 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childHugh Wheeler LindsayAda Lee CherryView this family
about 1897 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#2Fred LeMaster
December 1898 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Harley CherrySallie Maud RichView this family
June 16, 1901 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Don Carlos Cherry
August 12, 1902 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William Komazawa Cherry
November 26, 1904 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Alma Walter LeMaster
January 18, 1905 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew Jackson Taylor JrMaggie A CherryView this family
February 17, 1906 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Jessie L LeMaster
June 14, 1907 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Zachariah Cherry
March 1, 1909 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Harley Dubar Cherry
May 9, 1909 (Age 60 years)
Death of a grandsonFred LeMaster
before 1910 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8John B “Johnnie” Taylor
February 18, 1910 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Rex Beach “R B” Cherry
January 1, 1912 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Philip Murnam Cherry
November 4, 1914 (Age 65 years)
Death of a granddaughterVivian C LeMaster
October 21, 1915 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Norma Jane “Susie” Cherry
December 26, 1916 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 67 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 68 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 69 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 -
Death of a brotherJoseph Howard “Joe” Cherry
February 7, 1928 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 80 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a wifeMiranda C Kelley
November 14, 1930 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Randolph Cherry
September 3, 1932 (Age 83 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Randolph Cherry
September 15, 1932 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Asbury Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 92 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 daughterAda Lee Cherry
February 24, 1952 (Age 103 years)

Death of a daughterIda Maud Cherry
January 5, 1953 (Age 104 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 101 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 sonWilliam Harley Cherry
April 24, 1958 (Age 109 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 97 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. -

Last change December 20, 201608:59:19

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1837
5 years
elder brother
1 year
elder sister
23 months
elder brother
William Zachariah Cherry
Birth: November 29, 1843 29 25Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1, 1909Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
2 years
elder sister
4 years
3 years
younger brother
Family with Miranda C Kelley - View this family
Marriage: July 28, 1872Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 months
Ada Lee Cherry
Birth: November 15, 1872 23 21Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 24, 1952Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years
3 years
4 years

Thomas H “Tom” Cherry has 41 first cousins recorded