The Shemwell Family

Dudley Bennett DriskillAge: 87 years19021989

Name
Dudley Bennett Driskill
Given names
Dudley Bennett
Surname
Driskill
Birth August 28, 1902 35 27
MarriageDrusa Mae JohnstoneView this family
unknown

Birth of a sisterMary Genevieve Driskill
July 4, 1906 (Age 3 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 14 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 15 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 8, 1920 (Age 17 years)
Death of a brotherElgan Larue Driskill
July 13, 1928 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 27 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 2, 1930 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1George Edward “Eddie” Driskill
December 26, 1931 (Age 29 years)
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 39 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 fatherSylvester Merryman Driskill
August 8, 1946 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherAnna Belle “Annie” Mohon
December 18, 1952 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 47 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 43 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 sisterMildred Floel Driskill
December 27, 1977 (Age 75 years)
Death of a wifeDrusa Mae Johnstone
February 27, 1978 (Age 75 years)
Death of a sisterMary Genevieve Driskill
July 19, 1987 (Age 84 years)
Death October 4, 1989 (Age 87 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Last change May 15, 202018:32:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1895Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder brother
Elgan Larue Driskill
Birth: November 8, 1895 29 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 13, 1928Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
Mildred Floel Driskill
Birth: December 3, 1899 33 24Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 27, 1977Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
himself
Dudley Bennett Driskill
Birth: August 28, 1902 35 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 4, 1989Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Mary Genevieve Driskill
Birth: July 4, 1906 39 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 19, 1987Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Drusa Mae Johnstone - View this family
himself
Dudley Bennett Driskill
Birth: August 28, 1902 35 27Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 4, 1989Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
wife
Drusa Mae Johnstone
Birth: March 14, 1908Kentucky, United States
Death: February 27, 1978Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage:
son
George Edward “Eddie” Driskill
Birth: December 26, 1931 29 23Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1998Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Dudley Bennett Driskill has 32 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Merryman Driskill - Household

Court House Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Driskill, Sylvester MheadMW43M15KYTNKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Driskill, Annie BwifeFW35M1554KYKYKY
Driskill, Elgan LsonMW14SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Driskill, Mildred FdaughterFW10SKYKYKY
Driskill, Dudley BsonMW7SKYKYKY
Driskill, Mary GdaughterFW3SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Merryman Driskill - Household

150 Chestnut Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Driskill, S MheadMW53MKYKYKYTeamster
Driskill, AnniewifeFW44MKYKYKY
Driskill, FlowelldaughterFW20SKYKYKY
Driskill, BennettsonMW17SKYKYKY
Driskill, GenevievedaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Driskill, George Celder brotherMW59SKYTNKYCoal Miner

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Sylvester Merryman Driskill - Household

North Main Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Driskill, SylvesterheadMW64M29KYKYKYSalesmanFlour mill
Driskill, AnnawifeFW54M20KYKYKY
Benewitz, FloellsdaughterFW30Wd22KYKYKYBook keeperRetail ? Store
Driskill, BennettsonMW27M26KYKYKYCarpenterGeneral Work
Driskill, Maydaughter in lawFW22M21KYKYKY
Driskill, Georgeelder brotherMW70SKYKYKYCarpenterHouse Building
Driskill, Johnelder brotherMW68Wd48KYKYKYCarpenterGeneral Work
Benewitz, JoegrandsonMW6SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Dudley Bennett Driskill - Household

Chestnut Street Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Driskill, BennettheadMW37MKYSame HouseCarpenterBuilding Construction
Driskill, MaewifeFW32MKY
Driskill, George EsonMW8SKY