The Shemwell Family

Joseph Alfred WellsAge: 67 years18981966

Joseph Alfred Wells
Given names
Joseph Alfred
Birth August 24, 1898
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 18 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 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 -
MarriageCarrie Jane DriskillView this family
calculated 1919 (Age 20 years)

Census February 2, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Alfred Wells Jr.
May 27, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Margaret Jewel Wells
September 5, 1922 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Juanita “Nita” Wells
November 27, 1924 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Lee Wells
June 3, 1926 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5Lemual Davis “L D” Wells
September 30, 1927 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 31 years)
Census April 4, 1940 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 51 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 47 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 February 19, 1966 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Last change May 13, 202014:12:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Carrie Jane Driskill - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1919
17 months
Joseph Alfred Wells Jr.
Birth: May 27, 1920 21 19Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 8, 2005Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, United States
2 years
Margaret Jewel Wells
Birth: September 5, 1922 24 21Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 23, 2003Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
2 years
Juanita “Nita” Wells
Birth: November 27, 1924 26 23Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 29, 2003Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
18 months
Mary Lee Wells
Birth: June 3, 1926 27 25Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 23, 2004Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
16 months
Lemual Davis “L D” Wells
Birth: September 30, 1927 29 26Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 8, 2017Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Louis Wells - Household

359 Fourth Street Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Wells, AlfredheadMW21MKYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Wells, CarriewifeFW18MKYKYKY

Louis Wells Household

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Alfred Wells - Household

Island Locounto Cahoun Road Island, McLean, Kentucky

Wells, Joseph AheadMW32M21KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Wells, Carrie JwifeFW29M18KYKYKY
Wells, J A Jr.sonMW9SKYKYKY
Wells, Margaret JdaughterFW7SKYKYKY
Wells, JuanitadaughterFW5SKYKYKY
Wells, Mary LdaughterFW3-11mSKYKYKY
Wells, L DsonMW2-6mSKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Alfred Wells - Household

Lambtown Part of Bevier ?? Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Wells, AlfredXheadMW42MKYRMcLeanKYWeldingCoal Mine
Wells, CarriewifeFW39MKYRMcLeanKY
Wells, MargaretdaughterFW17MKYRMcLeanKYHouse keepingPrivate Home
Wells, JuanitadaughterFW15SKYRMcLeanKY
Wells, Mary LeedaughterFW13MKYRMcLeanKY
Wells, L DsonMW12MKYRMcLeanKY