The Shemwell Family

Clara Mae “Chessie” DriskillAge: 80 years18911972

Name
Clara Mae “Chessie” Driskill
Given names
Clara Mae
Surname
Driskill
Married name
Clara Mae McPherson
Nickname
Chessie
Birth November 11, 1891 30 23
Birth of a sisterLesea Willard Driskill
June 24, 1892 (Age 7 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Holland “Holly” Driskill
May 29, 1894 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterEva L Driskill
September 7, 1895 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterNell Rhea Driskill
July 1, 1896 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterEva L Driskill
August 6, 1898 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 6 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 7 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterCarrie Jane Driskill
April 1, 1901 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Marcus Mohon
November 7, 1901 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 4, 1904 (Age 12 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
May 19, 1910 (Age 18 years)
MarriageElmer Murray “Elmo” McPhersonView this family
calculated 1916 (Age 24 years)

Death of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
September 7, 1916 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 years)

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 daughter
#1Mildred Vondell McPherson
September 24, 1917 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Wendel Hoyt McPherson
November 26, 1918 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 25 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 26 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 28, 1920 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ima Agnes McPherson
December 6, 1920 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4Arthur Louis McPherson
April 27, 1925 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ida Lou “Ludie” McPherson
September 26, 1927 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherIda May Mohon
January 14, 1929 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 37 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 5, 1930 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#6Jewel Cleon McPherson
January 20, 1935 (Age 43 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 57 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell
Death of a brotherCecil Morton Driskill
June 6, 1949 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Richard Douglas McPherson
October 16, 1952 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 58 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 sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 10, 1965 (Age 73 years)
Death of a sisterMary Holland “Holly” Driskill
March 21, 1969 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sisterNell Rhea Driskill
June 1, 1970 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 54 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 January 18, 1972 (Age 80 years)
Burial
Cemetery: McPherson Cemetery
Last change May 16, 202017:22:57

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
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
elder brother
3 years
herself
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 Elmer Murray “Elmo” McPherson - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: calculated 1916
21 months
daughter
Mildred Vondell McPherson
Birth: September 24, 1917 26 25Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 27, 2005Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
14 months
son
Wendel Hoyt McPherson
Birth: November 26, 1918 28 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 5, 2000Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Ima Agnes McPherson
Birth: December 6, 1920 30 29Dunmor, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 5, 2009Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
son
Arthur Louis McPherson
Birth: April 27, 1925 34 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 14, 1981Dunmor, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Ida Lou “Ludie” McPherson
Birth: September 26, 1927 36 35Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 31, 2015Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
7 years
son
Jewel Cleon McPherson
Birth: January 20, 1935 44 43Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 5, 2005Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Clara Mae “Chessie” 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 - Arthur Davis Driskill - Household

Court House Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Driskill, Arthur DheadMW48M24KYTNKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Driskill, Ida MwifeFW41M24109KYTNKY
Driskill, ChessydaughterFW19SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Driskill, LeseadaughterFW17SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Driskill, MarydaughterFW15SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Driskill, NellydaughterFW13SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Driskill, GladysdaughterFW11SKYKYKY
Driskill, CarydaughterFW9SKYKYKY
Driskill, AnnadaughterFW6SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Elmer Murray “Elmo” McPherson - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
McPherson, Elmer MheadMW29MKYKYKYFarmerFarm
McPherson, Chessie MwifeFW29MKYKYKY
McPherson, Mildred BdaughterFW2-7mSKYKYKY
McPherson, Wendel HsonMW1-1mSKYKYKY
Tucker, May MauntFW53WdILKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Elmer Murray “Elmo” McPherson - Household

Greenville Road Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
McPherson, ElmoheadMW39M25KYKYKYFarmerFarm
McPherson, ChessiewifeFW39M24KYKYKY
McPherson, VondelldaughterFW12SKYKYKY
McPherson, HoytsonMW11SKYKYKY
McPherson, ImadaughterFW9SKYKYKY
McPherson, LouissonMW4-11mSKYKYKY
McPherson, IdadaughterFW2-2mSKYKYKY
Tucker, MayauntFW61Wd36ILILKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Elmer Murray “Elmo” McPherson - Household

Dunmor and Rosewoood Road Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
McPherson, Elmo MXheadMW49MKYSame HouseFarmingFarmer
McPherson, Chessie MwifeFW49MKYSame House
McPherson, VandelldaughterFW22SKYSame House
McPherson, HoytsonMW21SKYSame HouseFarmingFarmer
McPherson, ImadaughterFW19SKYSame House
McPherson, Arthur LsonMW14SKYSame House
McPherson, Ida LdaughterFW12SKYSame House
McPherson, CleonsonMW5SKYSame House