The Shemwell Family

Virginia D “Jennie” ShemwellAge: 86 years18611947

Name
Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
Given names
Virginia D
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Virginia D Richardson
Nickname
Jennie
Birth September 23, 1861 38 39
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Shemwell
March 18, 1876 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Hall
December 8, 1878 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Civil marriageEdward M RichardsonView this family
December 12, 1882 (Age 21 years)
Address: At husband's office
Birth of a son
#1Charles Claud “Charlie” Richardson
September 30, 1883 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Eva Lee Richardson
April 28, 1885 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Rhoda Kathryn Richardson
January 1887 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4William Frank Richardson
August 17, 1888 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ethel M Richardson
August 1894 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6Edward M Richardson Jr.
August 1896 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#7Edith G Richardson
April 1899 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Jessie Belle Woodring
October 24, 1899 (Age 38 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Address: Oklahoma Territory
Birth of a son
#8Hiram Emory Richardson
1901 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Franklin “Charley” WoodringEva Lee RichardsonView this family
May 10, 1903 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#9Guy Reynold Richardson
July 19, 1903 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sonEdward M Richardson Jr.
October 1905 (Age 44 years)
Death of a fatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a motherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a daughterEdith G Richardson
before 1910 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childRobert Harold MusgraveRhoda Kathryn RichardsonView this family
about 1910 (Age 48 years)

Census April 20, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Harold Alton Musgrave
May 13, 1911 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Ewing Alford Woodring
September 24, 1911 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Lucille Hazel Woodring
November 21, 1913 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ethel Katherine Wallace
June 5, 1917 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam McKenley Shemwell
November 25, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Pneumonia & Paralysis
Burial of a brotherWilliam McKenley Shemwell
November 26, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Note: His death certificate says burial is in Gant Cemetery, I can't find any other records to verify -B
Marriage of a childWilliam Frank RichardsonZephie Naomi AkinView this family
December 23, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Gladys Opal Woodring
April 29, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Edra Mae Richardson
September 29, 1918 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 55 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 56 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 1, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childElmer Albert AllenRhoda Kathryn RichardsonView this family
April 14, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Willia Maureen Richardson
April 21, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Billie Alene Wallace
July 16, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Elmerine Virginia “Jenny” Allen
April 19, 1921 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Cressie Helen Richardson
November 20, 1922 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childHiram Emory RichardsonLucy Matilda SharpView this family
September 19, 1924 (Age 62 years)
Death of a daughterRhoda Kathryn Richardson
about 1924 (Age 62 years)

Note: Presumed death prior to Nov. 1924 - Rhoda disappears before the 1930 census. Elmer remarries 11-8-1924. Their daughter is with him and new wife in 1930. -b
Birth of a grandson
#12Charles Claud “Charlie” Richardson Jr.
August 23, 1926 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Joe Ray Richardson
October 15, 1926 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherJames C Shemwell
March 27, 1927 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterElphina Ella Shemwell
June 12, 1927 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Cirrhosis of the liver not acoholic
Death of a sisterAlmiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
August 11, 1928 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 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 18, 1930 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
November 4, 1933 (Age 72 years)

Marriage of a childGuy Reynold RichardsonGrace Lucille WaldronView this family
September 29, 1937 (Age 76 years)
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Frank Richardson
December 26, 1940 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Elizabeth Shemwell
October 10, 1942 (Age 81 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
December 15, 1942 (Age 81 years)
Burial of a sisterRebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
December 17, 1942 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 80 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 84 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 November 26, 1947 (Age 86 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Maguire-Fairview Cemetery
Last change February 14, 201714:26:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1842
2 years
elder brother
3 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
14 months
elder sister
6 years
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
2 years
herself
Family with Edward M Richardson - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: December 12, 1882Pettis, Missouri, United States
10 months
son
19 months
daughter
21 months
daughter
20 months
son
6 years
daughter
2 years
son
Edward M Richardson Jr.
Birth: August 1896 33 34Missouri, United States
Death: October 1905Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
daughter
Edith G Richardson
Birth: April 1899 35 37Oklahoma, United States
Death: before 1910Oklahoma, United States
3 years
son
3 years
son
Guy Reynold Richardson
Birth: July 19, 1903 40 41Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Death: April 2, 1973Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States

Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell has 35 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Shemwell - Household

Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
B F Shemwell47MWFarmerKY
Mary C Shemwell48FWKY
Mary A Shemwell26FWKY
Alle M J Shemwell22FWKY
James Shemwell21MWFarmhandKY
Ella Shemwell19FWKY
Nancy E Shemwell12FWKY
Rebecca Shemwell10FWMO
Virginia Shemwell8FWMO

Notes: Jane Cook living next door who was married to Fielding Cook. She was a cousin; father was Samuel Shemwell.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Shemwell - Household

Washington, Pettis Mo.

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Benjamin Franklin ShemwellWM57headS-KYNCNC
Mary Catherine HallWF58wifeS-KYNCNC
Virginia D. ShemwellWF16daughterS-MOKYKY
Almiranda J. RichardsonWF33daughterM4KYKYKY
Adam Houston Jr. RichardsonWM1grand sonM4MOMOKY

Notes: James next door

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Edward M Richardson - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Richardson, EdwardheadWMMay186337M17MOTNTNFarmer
Richardson, JenniewifeWFSep186138M1797MOKYKY
Richardson, Charles CsonWMSep188316MMOMOMOFarm Laborer
Richardson, Eva LdaughterWFApr188515SMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, Roda CdaughterWFJan188713SMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, William FsonWMAug188811MMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, Ethel MdaughterWFAug18945SMOMOMO
Richardson, Edward HsonWMAug18963SMOMOMO
Richardson, Edith GdaughterWFApr18991SOKMOMO

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Edward M Richardson - Household

Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Richardson, Edward MheadMW46M26MOTNTNLaborerCotton weigher
Richardson, Jennie DwifeFW48M26127MOKYKY
Richardson, Ethel MdaughterFW15SMOMOMO
Richardson, Hiram EsonMW8MOKMOMO
Richardson, Guy RsonMW6MOKMOMO

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Edward M Richardson - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Richardson, Edward MheadMW56MMOTNTNFarmerGeneral farm
Richardson, Jennie DwifeFW57MMOKYKY
Richardson, EmorysonMW18SOKMOMOFarm LaborerHome farm
Richardson, GuysonMW16SOKMOMOFarm LaborerHome farm

Frank next door

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Edward M Richardson - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Richardson, Edward headMW66M19MOTNTNfarmer
Richardson, Jennie DwifeFW68M21MOKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Charles Franklin “Charley” Woodring - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Woodring, Charles FheadMW65MNCRClevelandOK
Woodring, EvawifeFW64MMORClevelandOK
Richardson, Edward Mfather in lawMW76MMOsame place
Richardson, Virginiamother in lawFW78MMOsame place