The Shemwell Family

William Henry ShemwellAge: 86 years18641951

Name
William Henry Shemwell
Given names
William Henry
Surname
Shemwell
Birth July 6, 1864 49 29
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherJoseph Zachariah “Joe” Shemwell
December 25, 1865 (Age 17 months)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley “Bitty” Shemwell
1868 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Shemwell
1869 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Elbert Shemwell
July 9, 1872 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Paul Shemwell
after 1880 (Age 15 years)

MarriageJulia A McMillanView this family
June 20, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lorena Shemwell
January 28, 1890 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ruby Ann Shemwell
September 28, 1896 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherMahalia Adeline Dodd
before October 1896 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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
Birth of a daughter
#3Irene Shemwell
March 28, 1899 (Age 34 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 35 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 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 53 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 1, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Ewing Chadwell “Chad” Drumright
March 24, 1923 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 65 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
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherJames Elbert Shemwell
March 12, 1931 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterGeorgia Ann Shemwell
October 25, 1934 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a sisterGeorgia Ann Shemwell
1934 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Sikeston City Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ann Lee Drumright
March 14, 1935 (Age 70 years)
Death of a wifeJulia A McMillan
October 3, 1935 (Age 71 years)
Cause: coronary thrombosis
Burial of a wifeJulia A McMillan
October 4, 1935 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 77 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 brotherJoseph Zachariah “Joe” Shemwell
May 17, 1947 (Age 82 years)
Cause: chronic arthritis
Burial of a brotherJoseph Zachariah “Joe” Shemwell
May 19, 1947 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: McMillan Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 85 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 81 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 June 9, 1951 (Age 86 years)
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Burial June 10, 1951 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 21, 1860Stewart, Tennessee, United States
-3 years
elder sister
6 years
himself
William Henry Shemwell
Birth: July 6, 1864 49 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 9, 1951Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
18 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
James Elbert Shemwell
Birth: July 9, 1872 57 37Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 12, 1931Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States
Mother’s family with Thompson - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
Family with Julia A McMillan - View this family
himself
William Henry Shemwell
Birth: July 6, 1864 49 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 9, 1951Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
wife
Marriage: June 20, 1888Houston, Tennessee, United States
19 months
daughter
Lorena Shemwell
Birth: January 28, 1890 25 22Tennessee, United States
Death: May 1991Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
7 years
daughter
Ruby Ann Shemwell
Birth: September 28, 1896 32 28Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1970Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
daughter
Irene Shemwell
Birth: March 28, 1899 34 31Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 26, 1995Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

William Henry Shemwell has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Paul Shemwell - Household

Civil District 9 Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
John Shemwell58MWFarmerTN
Mahalia Shemwell35FWKeeping HouseTN
Georgeanna Shemwell12FWTN
William Shemwell6MWTN
Joseph Shemwell4MWTN
John Shemwell3MWTN
Thomas Shemwell1MWTN
William H. Shemwell37MWFarm HandTN
Thomas McVay18MWFarm HandTN

Notes: Adaline is Mahalia? John born in Tn. William H is John's uncle - father’s half-brother

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Paul Shemwell - Household

Houston, Tennessee, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
J. P. ShemwellWM70headMLaborerILILIL
Adaline ShemwellWF45wifeMTNTNTN
William ShemwellWM15sonS-TNTNTN
Joseph ShemwellWM13sonS-TNTNTN
John Wesley ShemwellWM12sonS-TNTNTN
Thomas ShemwellWM10sonS-TNTNTN
James ShemwellWM8sonS-TNTNTN
William H. ShemwellWM42boarderS-TNTNTN
Lusindy MooreWF11boarderS-TNTNTN

Notes: William H is John's uncle - father’s half-brother

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Henry Shemwell - Household

Humbolt, Gibson Tn.

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
William Henry ShemwellheadWMJul 186435M11--TNMSAL?? hook fast
Julia A. ShemwellwifeWFOct 186731M1133TNTNTN
Lorena ShemwelldaughterWFJan 188812S---TNTNTN
Ruby Ann ShemwelldaughterWFSep 18963S---TNTNTN
Irene ShemwelldaughterWFApr 18991S---TNTNTN
Bessie Kerrsister-in-lawWFFeb 186327S---TNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Henry Shemwell - Household

Ashburn Ln. Humbolt, Gibson Tn.

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
William Henry ShemwellheadMW45M23--TNILTNLumber buyerJarrell & Co.
Julia ShemwellwifeFW43M2333TNUNKUNK
Lorena ShemwelldaughterFW22S---TNTNTNTeacherLiteral Department
Ruby ShemwelldaughterFW13S---TNTNTN
Irene ShemwelldaughterFW11S---TNTNTN