The Shemwell Family

John Elbert MegeheeAge: 86 years19001987

Name
John Elbert Megehee
Given names
John Elbert
Surname
Megehee
Birth July 10, 1900 30 17
Birth of a sisterBertha Belle Megehee
November 1, 1902 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherDaniel Floyd Megehee
October 4, 1905 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJesse Leander Megehee
August 26, 1907 (Age 7 years)
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherClifford Marion Megehee
April 26, 1912 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterRubye Dorine “Dee” Megehee
May 7, 1915 (Age 14 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Military
WW1 Draft
September 12, 1918 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherRev. William Daniel Ward
October 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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 21, 1920 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Edward Megehee
April 27, 1923 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEvaline Harriet Bell
November 25, 1928 (Age 28 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#1Wayland L Megehee
July 19, 1930 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#2Hershell Ray Megehee
August 7, 1933 (Age 33 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 39 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Obadiah “Obe” Megehee
September 29, 1944 (Age 44 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Adeline Whitener
August 24, 1945 (Age 45 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a brotherJesse Leander Megehee
September 29, 1962 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Steven Ray Megehee
September 4, 1965 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Franklin Megehee
November 29, 1965 (Age 65 years)
Death of a wifeBricie Jewell Abston
June 7, 1966 (Age 65 years)

Death of a brotherClifford Marion Megehee
September 8, 1971 (Age 71 years)
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a sisterBertha Belle Megehee
February 9, 1977 (Age 76 years)
Death of a motherAmy Bell Ward
June 27, 1978 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherDaniel Floyd Megehee
January 7, 1981 (Age 80 years)
Death February 10, 1987 (Age 86 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Tecumseh Cemetery
Last change March 9, 202013:30:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 15, 1896Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
13 months
elder brother
3 years
himself
John Elbert Megehee
Birth: July 10, 1900 30 17Tribbey, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: February 10, 1987Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
younger sister
Bertha Belle Megehee
Birth: November 1, 1902 32 19Tribbey, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: February 9, 1977Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
younger brother
Daniel Floyd Megehee
Birth: October 4, 1905 35 22Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: January 7, 1981Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
23 months
younger brother
Jesse Leander Megehee
Birth: August 26, 1907 37 24Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: September 29, 1962Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
5 years
younger brother
Clifford Marion Megehee
Birth: April 26, 1912 42 29Romulus, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: September 8, 1971Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
younger sister
Rubye Dorine “Dee” Megehee
Birth: May 7, 1915 45 32Johnsonville, McClain, Oklahoma, United States
Death: December 28, 2012Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Family with Bricie Jewell Abston - View this family
himself
John Elbert Megehee
Birth: July 10, 1900 30 17Tribbey, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: February 10, 1987Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
wife
son
Wayland L Megehee
Birth: July 19, 1930 30 27Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: July 3, 2008Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
son
Hershell Ray Megehee
Birth: August 7, 1933 33 30Tribbey, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: March 17, 2003Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
son
Private

John Elbert Megehee has 14 first cousins recorded

MilitaryU.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Obadiah “Obe” McGehee - Household

Moore, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
McGehee, William OheadMW40M114ARMOMOLaborerSeabion? Foreman
McGehee, Amy BellwifeFW27M11455OKMSMS
McGehee, William FsonMW12SOKAROK
McGehee, John AsonMW9SOKAROK
McGehee, Bertha BdaughterFW7SOKAROK
McGehee, Daniel FsonMW4SOKAROK
McGehee, Jesse LsonMW2SOKAROK

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Obadiah “Obe” McGehee - Household

Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
McGehee, William OheadMW49MARMOMOFarmer
McGehee, Amy BwifeFW36MOKALTX
McGehee, JohnsonMW19SOKAROKFarm LaborerHome Farm
McGehee, BerthadaughterFW17SOKAROK
McGehee, DarrillsonMW14SOKAROK
McGehee, JessesonMW12SOKAROK
McGehee, CliffordsonMW7SOKAROK
McGehee, RubydaughterFW4-8mSOKAROK

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Obadiah “Obe” McGehee - Household

Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
McGehee, William OheadMW60M26ARUSUSFarmerGeneral Farming
McGehee, Amy BwifeFW47M14OKUSAR
McGehee, John EsonMW29SOKAROKLaborerPipe Line Co.
McGehee, Jesse LsonMW22SOKAROK
McGehee, Clifford MsonMW17SOKAROK
McGehee, Rubye DdaughterFW14SOKAROK
Ward, Mary Amother in lawFW64WdARUSUSRetired??