The Shemwell Family

Nell Rhea DriskillAge: 73 years18961970

Nell Rhea Driskill
Given names
Nell Rhea
Married name
Nell Rhea Adkins
Birth July 1, 1896 35 27
MarriageFrank Walton AdkinsView this family

Death of a sisterEva L Driskill
August 6, 1898 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 21 months)
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 2 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterCarrie Jane Driskill
April 1, 1901 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Marcus Mohon
November 7, 1901 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Lou Driskill
April 4, 1904 (Age 7 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
May 19, 1910 (Age 13 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Ray Driskill
September 7, 1916 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 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 20 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 21 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 -
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1Frank Walton Adkins Jr.
November 4, 1923 (Age 27 years)
Death of a motherIda May Mohon
January 14, 1929 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Gloria Adkins
January 10, 1937 (Age 40 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 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 52 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell
Death of a brotherCecil Morton Driskill
June 6, 1949 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 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 68 years)
Death of a sisterMary Holland “Holly” Driskill
March 21, 1969 (Age 72 years)
Death of a husbandFrank Walton Adkins
October 19, 1969 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 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 1, 1970 (Age 73 years)
Last change May 14, 202011:51:59

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
elder sister
15 months
elder sister
Eva L Driskill
Birth: September 7, 1895 34 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 6, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 months
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 Frank Walton Adkins - View this family
Frank Walton Adkins
Birth: May 1, 1890Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 19, 1969Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States
Nell Rhea Driskill
Birth: July 1, 1896 35 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 1, 1970Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States
Frank Walton Adkins Jr.
Birth: November 4, 1923 33 27Windsor, Weld, Colorado, United States
Death: November 8, 2006Roswell, Fulton, Georgia, United States
13 years

Nell Rhea 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 - Arthur Davis Driskill - Household

151 Chestnut Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Driskill, A DheadMW68MKYTNKYCoal Miner
Driskill, Ida MwifeFW51MKYTNVATelephone Operator
Driskill, NelldaughterFW23SKYKYKYTelephone Operator
Driskill, GladysdaughterFW21SKYKYKYTelephone Operator
Driskill, AnnadaughterFW15SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Frank Walton Adkins - Household

58 21 St S W Akron, Summit, Ohio

Adkins, FrankheadMW39MKYKYKYPitt ManRubber Shop
Adkins, NellwifeFW33MKYKYKY
Adkins, Frank JrsonMW6SCOKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Frank Walton Adkins - Household

324 Florida Avenue Akron, Summit, Ohio

Adkins, FrankheadMW49MKYSame HouseLaborerW P A
Adkins, NellwifeFW43MKYSame House
Adkins, Frank JrsonMW16SCOSame House
Adkins, GloriadaughterFW3SOHSame House