The Shemwell Family

Victor Boyd Shemwell Sr.Age: 93 years19162010

Name
Victor Boyd Shemwell Sr.
Given names
Victor Boyd
Surname
Shemwell
Name suffix
Sr.
Birth May 26, 1916 27 21
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

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 7 months)

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 19 months)

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 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Washington Shemwell
September 26, 1926 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLaura Lee Brinkley
October 25, 1927 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 13 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 10, 1930 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Mildred Long
June 9, 1937 (Age 21 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherLewis Walter Boyd
September 6, 1937 (Age 21 years)
Death of a brotherJames Walter Shemwell
October 3, 1938 (Age 22 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Walter Shemwell
April 17, 1942 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 25 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 motherMamie Gertrude Boyd
November 21, 1949 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a parentHarry Fountain ShemwellSarah Lee BryantView this family
after 1950 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Judith Ann Shemwell
October 1, 1952 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 33 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 fatherHarry Fountain Shemwell
December 16, 1967 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 29 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
Military

Note: Col., U.S. Army, Ret.
Adoption of a sonJames Walter Shemwell
October 2, 1947 (Age 31 years)
Adoption: Adopted by both parents
Note: Adoption: Born: Anthony Joseph Gofourth
Adoption of a daughterJudith Ann Shemwell
August 21, 1953 (Age 37 years)
Adoption: Adopted by both parents
Note: naturalized U.S. citizen
Death of a daughterJudith Ann Shemwell
October 27, 1987 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sonJames Walter Shemwell
March 19, 2008 (Age 91 years)
Death of a wifeAntonette Lily Bidock
May 5, 2009 (Age 92 years)
Death February 16, 2010 (Age 93 years)
Last change July 29, 201915:37:17

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Mamie Gertrude Boyd
Birth: December 29, 1894 27 19Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 21, 1949Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
elder brother
James Walter Shemwell
Birth: August 28, 1911 22 16Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 3, 1938Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
5 years
himself
Victor Boyd Shemwell Sr.
Birth: May 26, 1916 27 21Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 16, 2010Orange City, Volusia, Florida, United States
sister
Private
Father’s family with Sarah Lee Bryant - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: after 1950
Family with Antonette Lily Bidock - View this family
himself
Victor Boyd Shemwell Sr.
Birth: May 26, 1916 27 21Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 16, 2010Orange City, Volusia, Florida, United States
wife
Antonette Lily Bidock
Birth: January 6, 1917Hartshorne, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
Death: May 5, 2009Orange City, Volusia, Florida, United States
son
Private
son
James Walter Shemwell
Adoption: October 2, 1947 31 30Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
Birth: April 17, 1942 25 25Hartshorne, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
Death: March 19, 2008Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
11 years
daughter
Judith Ann Shemwell
Adoption: August 21, 1953 37 36Nurenberg, Germany
Birth: October 1, 1952 36 35Bamberg, Germany
Death: October 27, 1987Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Victor Boyd Shemwell Sr. has 31 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Harry Fountain Shemwell - Household

648 Cavalry Ave Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Harry FheadMW30MKYKYKYMachinistAuto Factory
Shemwell, MamiewifeFW24MKYKYKY
Shemwell, James WsonMW8SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Victor BsonMW3-7mSKYKYKY

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Col., U.S. Army, Ret.