The Shemwell Family

Sarah Catherine “Kitty” SpenceAge: 92 years18921985

Sarah Catherine “Kitty” Spence
Given names
Sarah Catherine
Married name
Sarah Catherine Shemwell
Birth June 11, 1892
MarriageFountain Murl ShemwellView this family

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 5 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 daughter
#1Iola Muriel Shemwell
January 19, 1914 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lucy Anna Shemwell
January 8, 1916 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 23 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 24 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 25 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 23, 1920 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 37 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childAlfred Wilson SitzLucy Anna ShemwellView this family
estimated 1936 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Sheradine Sitz
January 2, 1937 (Age 44 years)
Death of a grandsonSheradine Sitz
January 2, 1937 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Stewart Tatum Jr.
April 23, 1937 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3David Dale Sitz
July 28, 1943 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 49 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 daughterLucy Anna Shemwell
October 20, 1952 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Hodgkins Disease
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 57 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 husbandFountain Murl Shemwell
March 28, 1967 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 53 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. -
before 1985 (Age 92 years)

Death April 5, 1985 (Age 92 years)
Burial April 1985 (Age 92 years)
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Family with Fountain Murl Shemwell - View this family
Fountain Murl Shemwell
Birth: September 21, 1890 29 32Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 28, 1967Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Lucy Anna Shemwell
Birth: January 8, 1916 25 23Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 20, 1952Kenton, Kentucky, United States
-2 years
Iola Muriel Shemwell
Birth: January 19, 1914 23 21Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 19, 1995Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States

No family available

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Fountain Murl Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Forrest MheadMW29MKYKYKYMachinistCoal Mine
Shemwell, KittywifeFW27MKYKYKY
Shemwell, IoladaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Lucy AdaughterFW3-11mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Fountain Murl Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2, Broadway St. Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Fountain Murl ShemwellheadMW39M22KYKYKYMachinistCoal mine
Sarah Catherine (unknown)wifeFW36M19KYKYKY
Iola ShemwelldaughterFW16S-KYKYKY
Lucy ShemwelldaughterFW14SKYKYKY