The Shemwell Family

Vera Orine ShemwellAge: 87 years19142002

Name
Vera Orine Shemwell
Given names
Vera Orine
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Vera Orine Penrod
Birth June 10, 1914 30 28
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a brotherClarence Aaron “Pud” Shemwell
January 13, 1917 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn William Shemwell
December 8, 1917 (Age 3 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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJames E Shemwell
June 9, 1921 (Age 6 years)
Death of a brotherJames E Shemwell
September 6, 1922 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret E Shemwell
August 10, 1923 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 15 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 15 years)
Birth of a son
#1Phineas Elwood “Bill Joe” Penrod
August 23, 1933 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Shelby Lee Penrod
April 11, 1936 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3Darrell Ray Penrod
July 28, 1937 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Shirley Ann Penrod
April 19, 1938 (Age 23 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Margaret Joyce “Jan” Penrod
August 11, 1940 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Geraldean Penrod
October 31, 1941 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#7Coy Hugh Penrod
April 22, 1943 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Judy K Penrod
November 3, 1944 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 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
Birth of a daughter
#9Brenda Lois Penrod
December 8, 1946 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Gayla Penrod Penrod
April 10, 1948 (Age 33 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a motherLaura Emily “Emma” Blackwell
November 21, 1965 (Age 51 years)
Death of a fatherMarcus Delumuel Shemwell
December 14, 1965 (Age 51 years)
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a sisterLaura Mabel Shemwell
March 20, 1978 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherClarence Aaron “Pud” Shemwell
May 6, 1980 (Age 65 years)
Death of a husbandLeander Tobias Penrod
November 1, 1984 (Age 70 years)
Death of a daughterGeraldean Penrod
January 1985 (Age 70 years)
Marriage of a childCharles E DeArmondShelby Lee PenrodView this family
April 13, 1986 (Age 71 years)
Death of a daughterMargaret Joyce “Jan” Penrod
February 7, 1987 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherMarcus D Shemwell
August 29, 1992 (Age 78 years)
Death of a daughterShelby Lee Penrod
July 7, 1993 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sonCoy Hugh Penrod
May 1, 1995 (Age 80 years)
Death of a sonPhineas Elwood “Bill Joe” Penrod
March 30, 2000 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret E Shemwell
December 15, 2000 (Age 86 years)
Death January 27, 2002 (Age 87 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Wyatts Chapel Cemetery
Last change August 2, 201715:32:32

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 6, 1904Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
17 months
elder brother
Thomas O Shemwell
Birth: September 20, 1905 21 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 1, 1906Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Marcus D Shemwell
Birth: August 22, 1910 26 24Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 29, 1992Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder brother
George William Shemwell
Birth: May 8, 1912 28 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 15, 1913Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
herself
3 years
younger brother
Clarence Aaron “Pud” Shemwell
Birth: January 13, 1917 32 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 6, 1980Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
James E Shemwell
Birth: June 9, 1921 37 35Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 6, 1922Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Margaret E Shemwell
Birth: August 10, 1923 39 37Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 15, 2000Belleville, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Family with Leander Tobias Penrod - View this family
husband
herself
son
Phineas Elwood “Bill Joe” Penrod
Birth: August 23, 1933 22 19Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 30, 2000Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
daughter
Shelby Lee Penrod
Birth: April 11, 1936 24 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 7, 1993Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
16 months
son
Darrell Ray Penrod
Birth: July 28, 1937 26 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 4, 2008Clarendon Hills, Du Page, Illinois, United States
9 months
daughter
Shirley Ann Penrod
Birth: April 19, 1938 26 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 5, 2012Illinois, United States
2 years
daughter
Margaret Joyce “Jan” Penrod
Birth: August 11, 1940 29 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1987Cicero, Cook, Illinois, United States
15 months
daughter
Geraldean Penrod
Birth: October 31, 1941 30 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 1985Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
18 months
son
Coy Hugh Penrod
Birth: April 22, 1943 31 28Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 1, 1995Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
son
Private
daughter
Judy K Penrod
Birth: November 3, 1944 33 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 22, 2012Texas, United States
2 years
daughter
Brenda Lois Penrod
Birth: December 8, 1946 35 32Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 4, 2013Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
16 months
daughter
Gayla Penrod Penrod
Birth: April 10, 1948 36 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 20, 2013Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Vera Orine Shemwell has 4 first cousins recorded

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Marcus D Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, MarcusheadMW37MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, EmilywifeFW35MKYKYKY
Shemwell, MabeldaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Marcus DsonMW10SKYKYKY
Shemwell, VeradaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Shemwell, AaronsonMW3-3mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Marcus D. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Marcus D. ShemwellheadMW46M20KYKYKYMinerCoal mine
Laura Emily BlackwellwifeFW44M18KYTNTN
Vera Orine ShemwelldaughterFW15S-KYKYKY
Clarence A. ShemwellsonMW13S-KYKYKY
Margaret E. ShemwelldaughterFW6S-KYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Leander Tobias Penrod - Household

Unincorporated Mining Camp Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Penrod, LeanderheadMW28MKYSame townMinerCoal Mine
Penrod, VerawifeFW25MKY
Penrod, Phineas ElwoodsonMW6SKY
Penrod, Shelby LeedaughterFW3SKY
Penrod, Darrell RaysonMW2SKY
Penrod, Shirley AnnedaughterFW11mSKY