The Shemwell Family


Birth April 2, 1887 41 40
Birth of a sisterCaroline O “Carrie” Shemwell
April 2, 1887
Note: Carrie was one of a set of twins
Death of a brotherClarence Shemwell
May 17, 1887 (Age 45 days)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 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 -
Death of a motherVirginia Cordelia “Jennie” Brockman
September 11, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPermelia Belinda Rickman
September 30, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam David Shemwell
April 15, 1915 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 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 29 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 30 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 fatherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
February 1, 1922 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterLillian Belle “Lily” Shemwell
January 27, 1932 (Age 44 years)
Death of a brotherJames Harvey Shemwell
November 5, 1935 (Age 48 years)
Cause: Auto Accident
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 brotherWalter Winston Shemwell Sr.
February 26, 1963 (Age 75 years)
Death of a sisterBescelia Norine “Bessie” Shemwell
November 2, 1964 (Age 77 years)
Death of a sisterCaroline O “Carrie” Shemwell
March 12, 1966 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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. -

Last change April 18, 202215:56:16

by: Donna Osiek
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Marriage: February 3, 1863Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder sister
Lieu A Shemwell
Birth: March 7, 1864 18 17Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 22, 1864Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
8 years
elder sister
Los Angeles Herald 5 February 1905Lillian Belle “Lily” Shemwell
Birth: November 14, 1876 31 29Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 27, 1932Los Angeles, California, United States
17 months
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
Bescelia Norine “Bessie” Shemwell
Birth: May 1883 37 36Washington, Illinois, United States
Death: November 2, 1964Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
elder brother
Clarence Shemwell
Birth: April 2, 1886 40 39
Death: May 17, 1887Golden, Grant, Kansas, United States
1 year
twin sister
Caroline O “Carrie” Shemwell
Birth: April 2, 1887 41 40Golden, Grant, Kansas, United States
Death: March 12, 1966Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth: April 2, 1887 41 40Golden, Grant, Kansas, United States

Shemwell has 11 first cousins recorded