The Shemwell Family

Cecil Morton DriskillAge: 60 years18881949

Cecil Morton Driskill
Given names
Cecil Morton
Birth December 15, 1888 27 20
Birth of a sisterClara Mae “Chessie” Driskill
November 11, 1891 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterLesea Willard Driskill
June 24, 1892 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Holland “Holly” Driskill
May 29, 1894 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterEva L Driskill
September 7, 1895 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterNell Rhea Driskill
July 1, 1896 (Age 7 years)
Death of a sisterEva L Driskill
August 6, 1898 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 9 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 -
Birth of a sisterGladys Corinne Driskill
December 3, 1898 (Age 9 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterCarrie Jane Driskill
April 1, 1901 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Marcus Mohon
November 7, 1901 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 4, 1904 (Age 15 years)
MarriageFlora Ethel O'NealView this family
calculated 1908 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1Curtis Aubrey Driskill
October 8, 1908 (Age 19 years)
Census April 21, 1910 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
May 19, 1910 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Elizabeth May Driskill
January 23, 1916 (Age 27 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
September 7, 1916 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 27 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 28 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 29 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 -
Birth of a son
#3Paul O'Neal Driskill
May 16, 1919 (Age 30 years)
Census January 19, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherIda May Mohon
January 14, 1929 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 40 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childMelvin Earl LogsdonElizabeth May DriskillView this family
November 28, 1935 (Age 46 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 52 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 fatherArthur Davis Driskill
April 25, 1949 (Age 60 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 57 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 June 6, 1949 (Age 60 years)
Last change May 17, 202015:37:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1886
13 months
elder sister
Laura Belle Driskill
Birth: February 12, 1887 25 18Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 14, 1972Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
22 months
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 Flora Ethel O'Neal - View this family
Flora Ethel O'Neal
Birth: June 7, 1887Paradise, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1982Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: calculated 1908
9 months
Curtis Aubrey Driskill
Birth: October 8, 1908 19 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 16, 2006Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
7 years
Elizabeth May Driskill
Birth: January 23, 1916 27 28Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 18, 2003Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Paul O'Neal Driskill
Birth: May 16, 1919 30 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 1, 2010Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States

Cecil Morton Driskill has 18 first cousins recorded

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

Court House Muhlenberg, Kentucky

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 - Cecil Morton Driskill - Household

Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Driskill, CecilheadMW21M12KYTNKYFarm LaborerWorking Out
Driskill, EthelwifeFW22M1211KYKYKY
Driskill, AubrysonMW1-6mSKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Cecil Morton Driskill - Household

Rosewood, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Driskill, Cecil MheadMW31MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Driskill, EthelwifeFW32MKYKYKY
Driskill, Curtis AsonMW11SKYKYKYLaborerHome Farm
Driskill, Elizabeth MdaughterFW3-11mSKYKYKY
Driskill, Paul OsonMW8mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Cecil Morton Driskill - Household

630 Monument Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio

Driskill, CecilheadMW41M19KYKYKYPuttierSoup Cans
Driskill, EthelwifeFW42M20KYKYKY
Driskill, AubreysonMW21SKYKYKYLaborerSugar Mill
Driskill, ElizabethdaughterFW14SKYKYKY
Driskill, PaulsonMW10SKYKYKY