The Shemwell Family

Elmer Murray “Elmo” McPhersonAge: 91 years18901982

Name
Elmer Murray “Elmo” McPherson
Given names
Elmer Murray
Surname
McPherson
Nickname
Elmo
Birth November 11, 1890
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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
MarriageClara Mae “Chessie” DriskillView this family
calculated 1916 (Age 25 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 25 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 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2Wendel Hoyt McPherson
November 26, 1918 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 26 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 27 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 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ima Agnes McPherson
December 6, 1920 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#4Arthur Louis McPherson
April 27, 1925 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ida Lou “Ludie” McPherson
September 26, 1927 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 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 39 years)
Birth of a son
#6Jewel Cleon McPherson
January 20, 1935 (Age 44 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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
Birth of a grandson
#1Richard Douglas McPherson
October 16, 1952 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 59 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 wifeClara Mae “Chessie” Driskill
January 18, 1972 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 55 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 of a sonArthur Louis McPherson
January 14, 1981 (Age 90 years)
Death March 12, 1982 (Age 91 years)
Burial
Cemetery: McPherson Cemetery
Last change May 16, 202013:01:47

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Clara Mae “Chessie” Driskill - View this family
himself
wife
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

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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