The Shemwell Family

Ruby Ann ShemwellAge: 73 years18961970

Ruby Ann Shemwell
Given names
Ruby Ann
Birth September 28, 1896 32 28
Death of a paternal grandmotherMahalia Adeline Dodd
before October 1896 (Age 3 days)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 months)
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 -
Birth of a sisterIrene Shemwell
March 28, 1899 (Age 2 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Tomlinson
April 22, 1916 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 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 20 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 21 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 1, 1920 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Death of a motherJulia A McMillan
October 3, 1935 (Age 39 years)
Cause: coronary thrombosis
Census April 15, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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 -
Death of a fatherWilliam Henry Shemwell
June 9, 1951 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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 March 1970 (Age 73 years)
Last change July 29, 201915:37:17

by: Barry Shemwell
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William Henry Shemwell
Birth: July 6, 1864 49 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 9, 1951Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: June 20, 1888Houston, Tennessee, United States
19 months
elder sister
Lorena Shemwell
Birth: January 28, 1890 25 22Tennessee, United States
Death: May 1991Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
7 years
Ruby Ann Shemwell
Birth: September 28, 1896 32 28Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1970Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Irene Shemwell
Birth: March 28, 1899 34 31Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 26, 1995Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Ruby Ann Shemwell has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Henry Shemwell - Household

Humbolt, Gibson Tn.

William Henry ShemwellheadWMJul 186435M11--TNMSAL?? hook fast
Julia A. ShemwellwifeWFOct 186731M1133TNTNTN
Lorena ShemwelldaughterWFJan 188812S---TNTNTN
Ruby Ann ShemwelldaughterWFSep 18963S---TNTNTN
Irene ShemwelldaughterWFApr 18991S---TNTNTN
Bessie Kerrsister-in-lawWFFeb 186327S---TNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Henry Shemwell - Household

Ashburn Ln. Humbolt, Gibson Tn.

William Henry ShemwellheadMW45M23--TNILTNLumber buyerJarrell & Co.
Julia ShemwellwifeFW43M2333TNUNKUNK
Lorena ShemwelldaughterFW22S---TNTNTNTeacherLiteral Department
Ruby ShemwelldaughterFW13S---TNTNTN
Irene ShemwelldaughterFW11S---TNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Emma G. Crapo - Household

Twenty Second Ave N. Nashville, Davidson Tn

Emma G. CrapoHeadFW40WTNENGKYTeacherPublic School
Anna SingletonMotherFW77WKYNDKY
Julia Shemwellboarder -headFW53WTNVAVA
Lorena Shemwellboarder -daughterFW26STNTNTNTeacherPublic School
Ruby Shemwellboarder -daughterFW22STNTNTNStenographerInsurance Co.
Irene Shemwellboarder -daughterFW20STNTNTNStenographerInsurance Co.

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ruby Ann Shemwell - Household

Battery Ln. Davidson, Tn

Ruby A ShemwellheadFW33S-TNUSTNStenographerBrokerage Co.
Julia ShemwellmotherFW62M20TNMAUS
Lorena Shemwellelder sisterFW42S-TNTNUSTeacherPublic School
Emma G CropoboarderFW-S-TNENGKYTeacherPublic School