The Shemwell Family

James Orville “Shep” AllenAge: 68 years18901959

James Orville “Shep” Allen
Given names
James Orville
Birth September 10, 1890 34 32
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterGladys Myrtle Allen
October 11, 1896 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 11 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ethel Allen
June 4, 1906 (Age 15 years)
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSophrona Kitchens
December 19, 1912 (Age 22 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 26 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 27 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 -
Census January 15, 1920 (Age 29 years)
MarriagePearl D GentryView this family
June 21, 1926 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Patsy Lou Allen
February 14, 1928 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherJames Nathan Allen Jr.
December 3, 1929 (Age 39 years)
Death of a motherLouisa Alverta “Lou” Driskill
February 28, 1930 (Age 39 years)
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 39 years)
Census May 11, 1940 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 -
Death of a wifePearl D Gentry
May 8, 1957 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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. -
Death May 26, 1959 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Last change May 10, 202015:13:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1884Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
11 months
elder sister
Mary Ethel Allen
Birth: January 1, 1885 29 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 4, 1906Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
6 years
James Orville “Shep” Allen
Birth: September 10, 1890 34 32Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 26, 1959Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
6 years
younger sister
Family with Pearl D Gentry - View this family
James Orville “Shep” Allen
Birth: September 10, 1890 34 32Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 26, 1959Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
Pearl D Gentry
Birth: August 7, 1883Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 8, 1957Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: June 21, 1926
20 months

James Orville “Shep” Allen has 23 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Nathan Allen Jr. - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Allen, James NheadWMDec185544M16TNTNTNTeamster
Allen, Louisa AwifeWFFeb185842M1633KYTNKY
Allen, Mary EdaughterWFJan188515SKYKYKY
Allen, James OsonWMSep18909SKYKYKY
Allen, Gladys MdaughterWFOct18963SKYKYKY
Allen, William Byounger brotherWMApr185842WdTNTNTNTobacco Sorter
Allen, Elva BnieceWFMay188416SKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Nathan Allen Jr. - Household

Main Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Allen, J NheadMW53M126TNNCTNTeamsterBoarding House?
Allen, L AwifeFW51M12632KYTNKY
Allen, OrvillesonMW19SKYTNKYConcreteLaborer
Allen, MyrtledaughterFW13SKYTNKY
Kitchens, SophronamotherFW80Wd108TNVAVA

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Nathan Allen Jr. - Household

Main Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Allen, J NheadMW64MTNVATNLab Fact?Worker
Allen, LouisawifeFW62MKYKYKY
Allen, J OsonMW27SKYTNKYMinerCoal
Allen, MyrtlenieceFW18SKyKYKY
Ford, Chloe Pson in lawMW22MKYKYKYVarietyStore
Ford, MyrtledaughterFW23MKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Orville “Shep” Allen - Household

Forest Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky

Allen, James OheadMW39M36KYKYTNMechanicIce Plant
Allen, PearlwifeFW40M37KYKYIL
Allen, Patsy LdaughterFW2SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - James Orville “Shep” Allen - Household

Water Works Street Lincoln, Kentucky

Allen, J AXheadMW49MKYSibenonMarionKYAutomobile MechanicGarage
Allen, Pearl DwifeFW51MKYSibenonMarionKY
Allen, Patsy LoudaughterFW12SKYSibenonMarionKY