The Shemwell Family

Howard W ShemwellAge: 57 years19161973

Name
Howard W Shemwell
Given names
Howard W
Surname
Shemwell
Birth January 4, 1916 26 24
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
Birth of a sisterAria Annette Shemwell
August 10, 1918 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 11 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 23 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 1, 1920 (Age 3 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 1, 1930 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherThelbert B Jones
September 14, 1935 (Age 19 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 24 years)
MarriageCornell MurrayView this family
September 7, 1940 (Age 24 years)
Military service
C PHM U.S. Navy
between 1941 and 1945 (Age 24 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy M Gilliam
February 1, 1942 (Age 26 years)
Cause: Cancer of stomach and hypertension
Birth of a son
#1Max Lee “Skip” Shemwell
December 16, 1943 (Age 27 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
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 fatherLuther Cashman Shemwell
August 16, 1972 (Age 56 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
Death October 1, 1973 (Age 57 years)

Burial 1973 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery: Green Lawn Memorial Gardens
Last change March 26, 201815:55:09

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Thelbert B Jones
Birth: July 12, 1891Ballard, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 14, 1935Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States
himself
3 years
younger sister
Aria Annette Shemwell
Birth: August 10, 1918 29 27Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States
Death: July 13, 1992Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States
sister
Private
Father’s family with Frances W Hathaway - View this family
father
step-mother
Frances W Hathaway
Birth: January 26, 1913Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: July 5, 1993Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
half-sister
Private
half-brother
Private
Family with Cornell Murray - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 7, 1940Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
3 years
son
Max Lee “Skip” Shemwell
Birth: December 16, 1943 27 23
Death: May 21, 2009Bardwell, Carlisle, Kentucky, United States

Howard W Shemwell has 14 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Luther Cashman Shemwell - Household

Elm St. Cairo Ill.

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
Luther ShemwellheadMW29MKYKYKYLaborerVeneer Mill
Thelbert ShemwellwifeFW27MKYKYKY
Howard ShemwellsonMW4SILKYKY
Annette ShemwelldaughterFW1SILKYKYLaborerVeneer Mill
Felix Shemwellyounger brotherMW24SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Howard W Shemwell - Household

US Naval Hospital Shields, Lake, IL

NameRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Shemwell, Howard WheadMW23SILCairoILUS Navy