The Shemwell Family

Mary Holland “Holly” DriskillAge: 74 years18941969

Mary Holland “Holly” Driskill
Given names
Mary Holland
Married name
Mary Holland Pearson
Birth May 29, 1894 33 25
Birth of a sisterEva L Driskill
September 7, 1895 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a sisterNell Rhea Driskill
July 1, 1896 (Age 2 years)
Death of a sisterEva L Driskill
August 6, 1898 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 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 4 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterCarrie Jane Driskill
April 1, 1901 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Marcus Mohon
November 7, 1901 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 4, 1904 (Age 9 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
May 19, 1910 (Age 15 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
September 7, 1916 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#1Rita Jeanette Pearson
December 8, 1917 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 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
#2Talmadge Burton Pearson
December 8, 1919 (Age 25 years)
Census January 4, 1920 (Age 25 years)
Death of a motherIda May Mohon
January 14, 1929 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 28, 1930 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Annette Whitfield
February 15, 1936 (Age 41 years)
Census May 3, 1940 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Loretta Whitfield
July 29, 1940 (Age 46 years)
Death of a husbandHenry Clyde Pearson
January 22, 1942 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 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 54 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell
Death of a brotherCecil Morton Driskill
June 6, 1949 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Gregory Scott Knight
November 23, 1952 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 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 -
Death of a sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 10, 1965 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 51 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 March 21, 1969 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Concord Cemetery #1
Last change May 24, 202013:18:40

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
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
7 months
elder sister
23 months
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 Henry Clyde Pearson - View this family
Henry Clyde Pearson
Birth: March 18, 1893Dunmor, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 22, 1942Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Rita Jeanette Pearson
Birth: December 8, 1917 24 23Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 24, 2008Mortons Gap, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Talmadge Burton Pearson
Birth: December 8, 1919 26 25White Plains, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 26, 1979Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

Mary Holland “Holly” 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 - Arthur Davis Driskill - Household

Court House Muhlenberg, Kentucky

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 - Henry Clyde Pearson - Household

Near Cut Road Curtail, Hopkins, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Pearson, ClydeheadMW26MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral
Pearson, Mary OlliewifeFW25MKYKYKY
Pearson, Rita JeanettedaughterFW2-?mSKYKYKY
Pearson, Talmadge BsonMW0mSKYKYKY