The Shemwell Family

James Daniel “Jim” BakerAge: 79 years18751955

James Daniel “Jim” Baker
Given names
James Daniel
Birth July 17, 1875 28 19
Birth of a sisterMary Elizabeth Baker
September 27, 1878 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert Gay Baker
September 12, 1881 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherEmmitt Dial “Dee” Baker
August 12, 1886 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Bagby “Bess” Baker
February 21, 1893 (Age 17 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 -
MarriageDorothea Hamilton “Doda” LenoxView this family
January 1, 1900 (Age 24 years)
Marriage of a parentEdward B CorbettMartha Elizabeth “Mattie” DialView this family
between 1900 and 1910 (Age 24 years)

Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Baker
April 14, 1900 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Henry Boyce Baker
October 3, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherThomas Porter Baker
October 11, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Gay Baker
August 1, 1902 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2Dr. Lenox Dial Baker
November 10, 1902 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3James Daniel “Little Jim” Baker Jr
August 16, 1908 (Age 33 years)
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonJames Daniel “Little Jim” Baker Jr
November 16, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Parham
1911 (Age 35 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Andrew Dial
June 30, 1916 (Age 40 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 -
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childCaleb Miller MossHenry Boyce BakerView this family
April 4, 1923 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Caleb Lenox Moss
August 15, 1924 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Jim Baker Moss
July 29, 1926 (Age 51 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 20, 1940 (Age 64 years)
Death of a motherMartha Elizabeth “Mattie” Dial
September 3, 1944 (Age 69 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 -
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 April 6, 1955 (Age 79 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Woodmen Cemetery
Last change March 4, 202314:53:21

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 5, 1872Fannin, Texas, United States
3 years
3 years
younger sister
Mary Elizabeth Baker
Birth: September 27, 1878 32 23Galveston, Texas, United States
Death: April 14, 1900Dalby Springs, Bowie, Texas, United States
3 years
younger brother
Robert Gay BakerRobert Gay Baker
Birth: September 12, 1881 35 26Fannin, Texas, United States
Death: August 1, 1902Fannin, Texas, United States
5 years
younger brother
Emmitt Dial “Dee” Baker
Birth: August 12, 1886 40 31Dial, Fannin, Texas, United States
Death: March 7, 1967Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States
7 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Bagby “Bess” Baker
Birth: February 21, 1893 46 37Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States
Death: September 18, 1977Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
Mother’s family with Edward B Corbett - View this family
Marriage: between 1900 and 1910
Family with Dorothea Hamilton “Doda” Lenox - View this family
Marriage: January 1, 1900Bowie, Texas, United States
9 months
Henry Boyce Baker
Birth: October 3, 1900 25 22Bowie, Texas, United States
Death: October 2, 1978Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California, United States
2 years
Lenox Dial BakerDr. Lenox Dial Baker
Birth: November 10, 1902 27 24Texas, United States
Death: June 2, 1995Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States
6 years
James Daniel “Little Jim” Baker Jr
Birth: August 16, 1908 33 30Texas, United States
Death: November 16, 1910Texas, United States

James Daniel “Jim” Baker has 6 first cousins recorded