The Shemwell Family

Arthur Clinton HesterAge: 85 years18711956

Name
Arthur Clinton Hester
Given names
Arthur Clinton
Surname
Hester
Birth July 25, 1871 24 24
Marriage of parentsJames William HesterAugustine America “Gussie” ShemwellView this family
August 6, 1871 (Age 12 days)
Birth of a sisterFlora Hester
January 17, 1875 (Age 3 years)

Death of a sisterFlora Hester
February 4, 1875 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterPoppie Eleanor Hester
March 25, 1876 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherEthert Bron Hester
January 6, 1877 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Floyd
August 21, 1878 (Age 7 years)
Cause: Rheumatic fever
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 6 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a brotherAlton Bell Hester
December 11, 1879 (Age 8 years)
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Marquis “Squire Jim” Shemwell
November 4, 1880 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Brownhouse
June 10, 1881 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherGarland Hester
September 14, 1881 (Age 10 years)

Death of a brotherGarland Hester
October 24, 1881 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Jessie Hester
May 19, 1884 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterMattie Stella Hester
September 2, 1885 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames H Hester
January 3, 1895 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 26 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
Census June 23, 1900 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1Leland D “Red” Hester Sr.
December 10, 1906 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#2Arnold C Hester
April 9, 1908 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#3Blandford Island Hester
June 5, 1910 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#4Murrell Hester
calculated 1911 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#5Mayon Howell Hester
October 6, 1913 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sonArnold C Hester
October 31, 1913 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 44 years)

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 son
#6Paul E Hester
October 22, 1917 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 45 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 46 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/
Birth of a son
#7Windell Harris Hester
April 22, 1919 (Age 47 years)
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 48 years)
Death of a motherAugustine America “Gussie” Shemwell
April 19, 1921 (Age 49 years)
Cause: Senile Dementia
Death of a fatherJames William Hester
July 2, 1926 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Dysentery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 58 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 22, 1930 (Age 58 years)
Census May 4, 1940 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 70 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 sonBlandford Island Hester
February 28, 1949 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sisterMattie Stella Hester
May 6, 1949 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherAlton Bell Hester
December 26, 1949 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 78 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 brotherEthert Bron Hester
May 15, 1955 (Age 83 years)
Burial of a brotherEthert Bron Hester
May 1955 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Death of a brotherThomas Jessie Hester
April 23, 1956 (Age 84 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 74 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 September 22, 1956 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 6, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
himself
4 years
younger sister
Flora Hester
Birth: January 17, 1875 27 28
Death: February 4, 1875Todd, Kentucky, United States
14 months
younger sister
Poppie Eleanor Hester
Birth: March 25, 1876 29 29Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 27, 1960Todd, Kentucky, United States
9 months
younger brother
Ethert Bron Hester
Birth: January 6, 1877 29 30Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 15, 1955Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Alton Bell Hester
Birth: December 11, 1879 32 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 26, 1949Todd, Kentucky, United States
21 months
younger brother
Garland Hester
Birth: September 14, 1881 34 35
Death: October 24, 1881Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Thomas Jessie Hester
Birth: May 19, 1884 37 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 23, 1956
15 months
younger sister
Family with Elizabeth “Lizzie” Harris - View this family
himself
wife
son
Leland D “Red” Hester Sr.
Birth: December 10, 1906 35 24Kentucky, United States
Death: December 26, 1978Christian, Kentucky, United States
16 months
son
Arnold C Hester
Birth: April 9, 1908 36 26Kentucky, United States
Death: October 31, 1913Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
son
Blandford Island Hester
Birth: June 5, 1910 38 28Kentucky, United States
Death: February 28, 1949Christian, Kentucky, United States
19 months
son
Murrell Hester
Birth: calculated 1911 39 29Kentucky, United States
Death:
3 years
son
Mayon Howell Hester
Birth: October 6, 1913 42 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 14, 1983Todd, Kentucky, United States
son
Private
son
Paul E Hester
Birth: October 22, 1917 46 35Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 26, 1978Tennessee, United States
daughter
Private
son
Windell Harris Hester
Birth: April 22, 1919 47 37Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 14, 2000

Arthur Clinton Hester has 52 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (42)

Parents Samuel Thomas Shemwell + Armina M “Mina” Shemwell
2Permelia Shemwell18631931
Parents Thomas Ayres Hudspeth + Amanda Elizabeth “Manda” Shemwell
2George U Hudspeth18641882
Parents John Wesley Hester + Almira Caroline “Carrie” Shemwell
2Lush Hester18701960
3Eber D Hester18721960
4Maon Hester18741938
5Lt. Abot Hester18781903
Parents James McHenry Shutt + Mary Francis “Fanny” Shemwell
Parents Christopher Columbus “Bud” Shemwell + Malvina Elvina “Mollie” Rickman
1Mattie E Shemwell18771949
5Lee Shemwell18901891
6Lelia May Shemwell18901968
Parents Charles Lafayette “Fate” Shemwell + Mary Hester Sherrod
1Alpha Shemwell18781897
2Bertie E Shemwell18801970
3Clyde Shemwell18811949
7Floyd Shemwell18921977
Parents Marquis Delumuel “Mark” Shemwell + Sarah Frances “Ma Sissie” Scott
5Shemwell1889
6Sue Belle Shemwell18901978