The Shemwell Family

Hettie Boyd “Etta” LaymanAge: 84 years18751960

Hettie Boyd “Etta” Layman
Given names
Hettie Boyd
Married name
Hettie Boyd Shemwell
Birth September 16, 1875 28 21
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a brotherJoseph K Layman
1879 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterAda May Layman
May 21, 1883 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterAlda Layman
July 7, 1886 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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 -
MarriageRev. Roland W ShemwellView this family
October 3, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1Granbury Dabney “Uncle Dow” Shemwell
July 27, 1901 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2McMarion Shemwell
January 28, 1904 (Age 28 years)

Death of a sonMcMarion Shemwell
October 14, 1904 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3Hubert Roland Shemwell
August 5, 1907 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Annie Katherine Shemwell
January 3, 1909 (Age 33 years)
Census May 7, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 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 41 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 42 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 -
Death of a fatherFrancis Marion Layman
November 17, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childGranbury Dabney “Uncle Dow” ShemwellElizabeth Lorena BarrettView this family
about 1920 (Age 44 years)

Census January 2, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Address: Stotesbury Township
Birth of a grandson
#1Kenneth Dabney “Skeets” Shemwell
February 24, 1921 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2David Roland Shemwell Sr.
February 2, 1923 (Age 47 years)
Death of a husbandRev. Roland W Shemwell
August 24, 1926 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Diabetes
Burial of a husbandRev. Roland W Shemwell
August 26, 1926 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Laurel Oak Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#3Donald Lee Shemwell
September 15, 1929 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Dr. Gary Neil Shemwell
March 5, 1938 (Age 62 years)
Census May 7, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Death of a motherMargaret Anna “Maggie” Green
April 18, 1943 (Age 67 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 brotherJoseph K Layman
December 15, 1947 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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 February 1, 1960 (Age 84 years)
Cause of death: Heart Disease
Burial February 3, 1960 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Laurel Oak Cemetery
Last change January 18, 201919:00:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 16, 1873Kentucky, United States
3 years
4 years
younger brother
Joseph K Layman
Birth: 1879 31 24Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 15, 1947Grayson, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Ada May Layman
Birth: May 21, 1883 36 29Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1973Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Alda Layman
Birth: July 7, 1886 39 32Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 19, 1982Hardin, Kentucky, United States
Family with Rev. Roland W Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: October 3, 1900Grayson, Kentucky, United States
10 months
3 years
McMarion Shemwell
Birth: January 28, 1904 36 28
Death: October 14, 1904Illinois, United States
4 years
Hubert Roland Shemwell
Birth: August 5, 1907 39 31Greene, Missouri, United States
Death: January 12, 1990Excelsior Springs, Clay, Missouri, United States
17 months
Annie Katherine Shemwell
Birth: January 3, 1909 41 33Pineville, McDonald, Missouri, United States
Death: July 14, 1999Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Roland W Shemwell - Household

Exeter, Barry, Missouri

Shemwell, Roland W headMW42M10TNKYTNClergymanM E Church
Shemwell, EttawifeFW33M1043KYKYKY
Shemwell, DabneysonMW8SKYTNKY
Shemwell, Hubert RsonMW2SMOTNKY
Shemwell, Anna OdaughterFW1-4mSMOTNKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Roland W Shemwell - Household

Henry, Vernon, MO

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Roland WheadMW52MTNIrelandIrishTNPreacherChurch
Shemwell, Hettie BwifeFW44MKYKYKY
Shemwell, Hubert RsonMW12SMOTNKY
Shemwell, Anna KdaughterFW11SMOTNKY

Says Rowlands father was born in Ireland

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Hettie Boyd “Etta” Layman - Household

Tebo, Henry, Missouri

Shemwell, Hettie BheadFW55Wd25KYKYKY
Shemwell, Annie KdaughterFW21SMOTNKYTeacherPublic School

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Hettie Boyd “Etta” Layman - Household

Tebo, Henry, Missouri

Shemwell, HettieXheadFW64WKYsame house
Shemwell, AnnieXdaughterFW31SMOsame houseTeacherGrade School