The Shemwell Family

Gladys Myrtle AllenAge: 96 years18961992

Gladys Myrtle Allen
Given names
Gladys Myrtle
Married name
Gladys Myrtle Ford
Birth October 11, 1896 40 38
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 17 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 -
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 5 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ethel Allen
June 4, 1906 (Age 9 years)
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSophrona Kitchens
December 19, 1912 (Age 16 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 -
MarriageChloe P FordView this family
estimated 1919 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#1James Durwood Ford
October 19, 1919 (Age 23 years)
Death of a sonJames Durwood Ford
October 19, 1919 (Age 23 years)
Census January 15, 1920 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Chloe Helen Ford
June 30, 1922 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Brandt “Bill” Ford Sr.
October 22, 1926 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 32 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 33 years)
Death of a motherLouisa Alverta “Lou” Driskill
February 28, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Anne Allen Ford
March 22, 1933 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Jo Ford
August 18, 1935 (Age 38 years)
Census April 5, 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1James Stephen “Steve” Davenport
July 14, 1952 (Age 55 years)
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 -
Death of a brotherJames Orville “Shep” Allen
May 26, 1959 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Daniel Lehman Harrison
September 21, 1961 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childJames Wade CollinsAnne Allen FordView this family
May 19, 1973 (Age 76 years)
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 of a daughterAnne Allen Ford
May 27, 1977 (Age 80 years)
Death of a husbandChloe P Ford
May 15, 1992 (Age 95 years)
Death December 26, 1992 (Age 96 years)
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery
Last change May 12, 202017:24:58

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
elder brother
James Orville “Shep” Allen
Birth: September 10, 1890 34 32Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 26, 1959Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
6 years
Family with Chloe P Ford - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1919
10 months
James Durwood Ford
Birth: October 19, 1919 22 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 19, 1919Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Chloe Helen Ford
Birth: June 30, 1922 24 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 7, 2013Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States
4 years
William Brandt “Bill” Ford Sr.
Birth: October 22, 1926 29 30Ohio, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 25, 2006Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
6 years
Anne Allen Ford
Birth: March 22, 1933 35 36Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 27, 1977Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Mary Jo Ford
Birth: August 18, 1935 37 38Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 3, 1994Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States

Gladys Myrtle 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 - Chloe P Ford - Household

Pulaski, Kentucky

Ford, Chloe PheadMW31M20KYKYKYSalesmanRetail Hardware
Ford, MyrtlewifeFW30M20KYKYKY
Ford, ChloedaughterFW7SKYKYKY
Ford, WilliamsonMW3-5mSKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Chloe P Ford - Household

1232 Laurel Avenue Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky

Ford, Chloe PheadMW42MKYGreenvilleMuhlenburgKYSalesmanWholesale Tobacco
Ford, MyrtlewifeFW43MKYGreenvilleMuhlenburgKY
Ford, HelendaughterFW17SKYGreenvilleMuhlenburgKY
Ford, William BsonMW13SKYGreenvilleMuhlenburgKY
Ford, AnnesonMW7SKYGreenvilleMuhlenburgKY
Ford, Mary JdaughterFW4SKYGreenvilleMuhlenburgKY