The Shemwell Family

Mattie V HarrisAge: 60 years18721933

Mattie V Harris
Given names
Mattie V
Married name
Mattie V Crowder
Birth September 14, 1872 22 22
Birth of a sisterIda Pearl Harris
July 22, 1875 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherElvis Lote Harris
August 31, 1878 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a brotherLewis J “Dixie” Harris
March 24, 1885 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterInez Clyde Harris
June 17, 1887 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherHomer Heritage Harris
September 9, 1890 (Age 17 years)
MarriageJohn R CrowderView this family
1891 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Laura C Crowder
April 20, 1893 (Age 20 years)
Death of a daughterLaura C Crowder
July 7, 1893 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2Albert Ross Crowder
November 17, 1894 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Lula Goldie Crowder
January 23, 1896 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 25 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#4Gracie N Crowder
August 22, 1901 (Age 28 years)
Death of a daughterGracie N Crowder
July 23, 1902 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Annie M Crowder
1904 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6Coleman Clyde Crowder
June 24, 1906 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7Louis L Crowder
March 19, 1909 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#8Kenneth M Crowder
December 5, 1913 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 43 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 44 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 45 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 14, 1920 (Age 47 years)
Death of a husbandJohn R Crowder
December 18, 1922 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 57 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherMary Ann Shemwell
March 8, 1931 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a fatherWilliam Rastus “Raz” Harris
July 4, 1932 (Age 59 years)
Death June 28, 1933 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change March 6, 201812:35:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 9, 1872Todd, Kentucky, United States
8 months
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
7 years
younger brother
Lewis J “Dixie” Harris
Birth: March 24, 1885 34 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 7, 1958Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Inez Clyde Harris
Birth: June 17, 1887 36 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 26, 1957Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Homer Heritage Harris
Birth: September 9, 1890 40 40Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 6, 1986Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Mother’s family with Crowder - View this family
Family with John R Crowder - View this family
Marriage: 1891Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Laura C Crowder
Birth: April 20, 1893 21 20Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 7, 1893Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
19 months
Albert Ross Crowder
Birth: November 17, 1894 23 22Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 4, 1978Christian, Kentucky, United States
14 months
Lula Goldie Crowder
Birth: January 23, 1896 24 23Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1984Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
6 years
Gracie N Crowder
Birth: August 22, 1901 30 28Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 23, 1902Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
3 years
Coleman Clyde Crowder
Birth: June 24, 1906 35 33Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 27, 1968Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Louis L Crowder
Birth: March 19, 1909 37 36Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 12, 1973Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Kenneth M Crowder
Birth: December 5, 1913 42 41Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 26, 1977Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Mattie V Harris has 43 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (43)

Parents Joseph A Shemwell + Sarah A Ralston
Parents John Andrew Harris + George Ann Shemwell
2Thomas A Harris18691871
3Samuel Taft Harris18711933
Parents Samuel Vanmeter Shemwell + Mary S Troutt
2Ruth Shemwell18931943
Parents James Lafayette Gilliam Sr. + Columbia Jane Shemwell
9Mamie J Gilliam18901893
Parents William Luther Shemwell + Lucy M Gilliam
2Effie E Shemwell18801949
10Nina Pearl Shemwell19001981
Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18831953
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Rastus Harris - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

William R HarrisWM27headM7FarmerKYNCTN
Mary A HarrisWF36wifeM7Keeping HouseKYKYVA
Mattie V. HarrisWF7daughterS-KYKYKY
Ada P HarrisWF6daughterS-KYKYKY
Elvis L HarrisWM2sonS-KYKYKY
Louis T. ShemwellWM26brother-in-lawS-LaborerKYKYVA

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John R Crowder - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Crowder, JohnheadMW48MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Crowder, Mattie wifeFW47MKYKYKY
Crowder, AmydaughterFW16SKYKYKY
Crowder, ColemansonMW13SKYKYKY
Crowder, LouissonMW10SKYKYKY
Crowder, KempirsonMW6SKYKYKY