The Shemwell Family

Laura Belle DriskillAge: 85 years18871972

Name
Laura Belle Driskill
Given names
Laura Belle
Surname
Driskill
Married name
Laura Belle Langley
Birth February 12, 1887 25 18
Birth of a brotherCecil Morton Driskill
December 15, 1888 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterClara Mae “Chessie” Driskill
November 11, 1891 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterLesea Willard Driskill
June 24, 1892 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Holland “Holly” Driskill
May 29, 1894 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterEva L Driskill
September 7, 1895 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterNell Rhea Driskill
July 1, 1896 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterEva L Driskill
August 6, 1898 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a sisterGladys Corinne Driskill
December 3, 1898 (Age 11 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterCarrie Jane Driskill
April 1, 1901 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Marcus Mohon
November 7, 1901 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 4, 1904 (Age 17 years)
MarriageJoseph Heber LangleyView this family
calculated 1908 (Age 20 years)

Census April 29, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
May 19, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
September 7, 1916 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 29 years)

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 30 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherIda May Mohon
January 14, 1929 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 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 18, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Census April 17, 1940 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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
Death of a fatherArthur Davis Driskill
April 25, 1949 (Age 62 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell
Death of a brotherCecil Morton Driskill
June 6, 1949 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 husbandJoseph Heber Langley
October 18, 1958 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 10, 1965 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sisterMary Holland “Holly” Driskill
March 21, 1969 (Age 82 years)
Death of a sisterNell Rhea Driskill
June 1, 1970 (Age 83 years)
Death of a sisterClara Mae “Chessie” Driskill
January 18, 1972 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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 August 14, 1972 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Fairmount Cemetery
Last change May 15, 202018:56:05

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1886
13 months
herself
Laura Belle Driskill
Birth: February 12, 1887 25 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 14, 1972Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
22 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
7 months
younger sister
23 months
younger sister
15 months
younger sister
Eva L Driskill
Birth: September 7, 1895 34 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 6, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 months
younger sister
Nell Rhea Driskill
Birth: July 1, 1896 35 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 1, 1970Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States
2 years
younger sister
Gladys Corinne Driskill
Birth: December 3, 1898 37 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 4, 1997Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
Arthur Ray Driskill
Birth: May 19, 1910 49 41Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 7, 1916Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Joseph Heber Langley - View this family
husband
Joseph Heber Langley
Birth: November 9, 1883Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 18, 1958Logan, Kentucky, United States
herself
Laura Belle Driskill
Birth: February 12, 1887 25 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 14, 1972Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: calculated 1908

Laura Belle Driskill has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Arthur Davis Driskill - Household

Court House Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Driskill, ArthurheadWMAug185139M14KYTNKYFarm Laborer
Driskill, Ida MaywifeWFOct186831M1477KYTNVA
Driskill, LauradaughterWFFeb188713SKYKYKY
Driskill, Cecil MsonWMDec188811SKYKYKYFarmer
Driskill, ClaradaughterWFNov18909SKYKYKY
Driskill, Lesea WdaughterWFJun18927SKYKYKY
Driskill, Maria HdaughterWFMay18946SKYKYKY
Driskill, Nellie RdaughterWFJul18964SKYKYKY
Driskill, Gladys CdaughterWFDec18981SKYKYKY

Arthur birth date off? - did not count Ella in CHB -b

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Heber Langley - Household

Rosewood, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Langley, J HheadMW26M2KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Langley, Laura BwifeFW23M200KYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Heber Langley - Household

Near Cut Road Curtail, Hopkins, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Langley, J HheadMW36MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral
Langley, Laura BwifeFW32MKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Heber Langley - Household

Oak St. Windsor, Weld, Colorado

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Langley, Joseph HheadMW46M24KYKYKYTruckingGeneral Jobbing
Langley, Laura BwifeFW43M21KYTNKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Lesea Willard Driskill - Household

18 W 6th Street Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Hudson, Lesea WXheadFW44WdKYRWeldCO
Hudson, Harold FsonMW20SCORWeldCO
Hudson, Virginia MdaughterFW18SCORWeldCO
Hudson, James DsonMW15SCORWeldCO
Hudson, Marilyn JdaughterFW13SCORWeldCO
Langley, LaurasisterFW53DKYRWeldCO