The Shemwell Family

Joseph Alfred Wells Jr.Age: 84 years19202005

Name
Joseph Alfred Wells Jr.
Given names
Joseph Alfred
Surname
Wells
Name suffix
Jr.
Birth May 27, 1920 21 19
Birth of a sisterMargaret Jewel Wells
September 5, 1922 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterJuanita “Nita” Wells
November 27, 1924 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Lee Wells
June 3, 1926 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherLemual Davis “L D” Wells
September 30, 1927 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherIda May Mohon
January 14, 1929 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 9 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 10, 1930 (Age 9 years)
Census April 4, 1940 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 21 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 maternal grandfatherArthur Davis Driskill
April 25, 1949 (Age 28 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 29 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
Death of a fatherJoseph Alfred Wells
February 19, 1966 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 25 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 motherCarrie Jane Driskill
May 5, 1995 (Age 74 years)
Death of a sisterJuanita “Nita” Wells
May 29, 2003 (Age 83 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Jewel Wells
August 23, 2003 (Age 83 years)
Death of a sisterMary Lee Wells
December 23, 2004 (Age 84 years)
Death May 8, 2005 (Age 84 years)
Last change September 27, 202016:45:08

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: calculated 1919
17 months
himself
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
younger sister
Margaret Jewel Wells
Birth: September 5, 1922 24 21Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 23, 2003Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
2 years
younger sister
Juanita “Nita” Wells
Birth: November 27, 1924 26 23Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 29, 2003Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
18 months
younger sister
Mary Lee Wells
Birth: June 3, 1926 27 25Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 23, 2004Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
16 months
younger brother
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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himself
Joseph Alfred Wells Jr.
Birth: May 27, 1920 21 19Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 8, 2005Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, United States
wife
Nellie B Hall
Birth: August 2, 1923Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 2012Georgia, United States
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Joseph Alfred Wells Jr. has 24 first cousins recorded

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

Island Locounto Cahoun Road Island, McLean, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
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 Jr. - Household

Lambtown Park of Bevier Unincorporated Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Wells, Alfred Jr.headMW19MKYR McCleanKYTruck DriverCoal Co.
Wells, Nellie BXwifeFW16MKYSame place