The Shemwell Family

Lew Wallace NortonAge: 84 years18621946

Lew Wallace Norton
Given names
Lew Wallace
Birth July 4, 1862
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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageEmma Grace HendrixView this family
calculated 1887 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Ethel Belle Norton
September 24, 1888 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Maud M Norton
November 1896 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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 -
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Harry WellsEthel Belle NortonView this family
calculated 1904 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Fredrick Lew Wells
September 13, 1905 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Albert Harold Wells
October 2, 1907 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Wesley Norton Wells
April 23, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Census May 11, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#4Charles Harry Wells Jr.
April 25, 1918 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 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 10, 1920 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childCharles A FennoMaud M NortonView this family
calculated 1922 (Age 59 years)

Death of a grandsonAlbert Harold Wells
June 3, 1926 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 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 67 years)
Census June 4, 1940 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 79 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 83 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 October 13, 1946 (Age 84 years)
Last change July 4, 202117:07:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Emma Grace Hendrix - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1887
21 months
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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Lew Wallace Norton - Household

Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon

Norton, Lew WheadWMJul186237M13IAIATNFarm Laborer
Norton,Emma GwifeWFJan187327M1322IAIATN
Norton, Ethel BdaughterWFSep188811SKSIAIA
Norton, Maud MdaughterWFNov18963SORIAIA

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Lew Wallace Norton - Household

Aline St. San Antonio, Los Angeles, California

Norton, Lew WheadMW47M122IAOHIAMotor ManEncline Rail Road
Norton, EmmawifeFW38M12222IAKYTNSeamstressAt Home
Norton, MauddaughterFW13SORIAIA

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Lew Wallace Norton - Household

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Norton, Lew WXheadMW77MIASame place
Norton, Emma GwifeFW68MIASame place