The Shemwell Family

Beulah Virginia WellsAge: 75 years18681943

Beulah Virginia Wells
Given names
Beulah Virginia
Married name
Beulah Virginia Bridges
Birth February 12, 1868 23
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 months)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Marriage of a parentCollinsAmanda Virginia “Jennie” LockridgeView this family
calculated 1870 (Age 22 months)

Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Virginia Davis
March 15, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWillie Collins
about 1871 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRussell Collins
about 1876 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 12 years)
MarriageWilliam Riley BridgesView this family
estimated 1889 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Ola Lee Bridges
August 4, 1889 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Norma Bridges
September 15, 1892 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Homer East Bridges
July 21, 1895 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 19, 1900 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Clifton SouthOla Lee BridgesView this family
August 18, 1907 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Vella Lucille South
October 11, 1908 (Age 40 years)
Census April 27, 1910 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Clifton South
March 21, 1911 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Beulah R South
May 12, 1913 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4George William Bailey Jr.
September 4, 1914 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Alice Bailey
October 9, 1915 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Margaret Frances South
September 3, 1917 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 19, 1920 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge William BaileyNorma BridgesView this family
estimated 1921 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#7Mary Laverne Bailey
October 17, 1922 (Age 54 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Riley Bridges
April 20, 1929 (Age 61 years)
Cause: Homicide - Shot by negro through the heart
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Marriage of a childRay J RoachNorma BridgesView this family
January 15, 1930 (Age 61 years)
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 62 years)
Census May 8, 1940 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 August 10, 1943 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Hollywood Cemetery
Last change February 7, 202011:10:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 26, 1864Marshall, Mississippi, United States
4 years
Beulah Virginia Wells
Birth: February 12, 1868 23Sardis, Panola, Mississippi, United States
Death: August 10, 1943Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States
Mother’s family with Collins - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1870
2 years
6 years
Family with William Riley Bridges - View this family
Beulah Virginia Wells
Birth: February 12, 1868 23Sardis, Panola, Mississippi, United States
Death: August 10, 1943Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: estimated 1889
7 months
3 years
3 years
Homer East Bridges
Birth: July 21, 1895 28 27Coldwater, Neshoba, Mississippi, United States
Death: March 15, 1959Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
William Riley Bridges + Pearl Rivers Moore - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: after 1910

Beulah Virginia Wells has 1 first cousin recorded

Father's family (0)

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Sterling Lockridge - Household

15th Dist. Randolph St. Chelsea, Shelby, Tn.

James S LockridgeWM28HeadS-FarmerMSTNTN
Jennie CollinsWF29SisterW-keeping houseMSTNTN
Beulah CollinsWF10NieceS-MSMSMS
Willie CollinsWM8NephewS-MSMSMS
Russell CollinsWM3NephewS-MSMSMS
G. E. MoncriefWM17BoarderS----

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Riley Bridges - Household

Tate, Mississippi

Bridges, RileyheadWMJul186732M10MSTNTNFarmer
Bridges, BeulahwifeWFFeb186831M1033MSMSMS
Bridges, OladaughterWFAug188910SMSMSMS
Bridges, NormadaughterWFSep18927SMSMSMS
Bridges, HomerdaughterWFJul18954SMSMSMS

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Riley Bridges - Household

1234 1/2 Florida St. Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

Bridges, William RheadMW42M123MSMSMSForeman CleanersPullman Shaper Co.
Bridges, BeulahwifeFW41M12333MSUnkMS
Bridges, NormadaughterFW17SMSMSMSSaleswomanRetail Dry Goods
Bridges, HomerdaughterFW15SMSMSMSCollectorInsurance Co.

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George W Bailey - Household

780 Kerr Ave Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Bailey, George WheadMW29MTNTNTNHorse ShoerOwn Shop
Bailey, Norma BwifeFW25MMSMSMS
Bailey, George Jr.sonMW5STNTNMS
Bailey, AlicedaughterFW4STNTNMS
Bridges, Beulahmother in lawFW52WdMSMSMS

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ray J Roach - Household

1247 Harbert Ave Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

Roach, Roy JheadMW40M26MSMSUSChief ClerkSteam Railroad
Roach, NormawifeFW38Wd18MSMSMS
Bailey, George Wstep sonMW15STNTNMS
Bailey, Alicestep daughterFW14STNTNMS
Bailey,Lavernestep daughterFW7STNTNMS
Wilson, FrankboarderMW8SKSKSTX
Wilson, MarthaboarderFW37M26TXTXTXSalesladyDepartment Store
Bridges, Beulahmother in lawFW60WdMSVAMS