The Shemwell Family

Mary Elizabeth BlackwellAge: 79 years18741954

Mary Elizabeth Blackwell
Given names
Mary Elizabeth
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth September 14, 1874
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a sisterLaura Emily “Emma” Blackwell
September 16, 1885 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 -
MarriageSamuel Anderson ShemwellView this family
November 1, 1898 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Clarice D Shemwell
September 6, 1899 (Age 24 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Grace Gertrude Shemwell
November 11, 1903 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Hazel O Shemwell
calculated 1905 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mildred Drue Shemwell
December 4, 1907 (Age 33 years)
Note: memorial says 26 APR 1906
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a daughterHazel O Shemwell
September 11, 1918 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 42 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 43 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 13, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childBroadus Lehmon FitzhughMildred Drue ShemwellView this family
September 20, 1927 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Doyle Morris Fitzhugh
May 23, 1928 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 55 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 14, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Census April 13, 1940 (Age 65 years)
Death of a daughterGrace Gertrude Shemwell
August 13, 1945 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 67 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 75 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 71 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 January 14, 1954 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery
Last change July 31, 201714:52:19

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: November 1, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 months
Clarice D Shemwell
Birth: September 6, 1899 28 24Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 19, 1981Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Grace Gertrude Shemwell
Birth: November 11, 1903 32 29Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 13, 1945Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Hazel O Shemwell
Birth: calculated 1905 33 30Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 11, 1918Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Samuel A Shemwell - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, USA

S ShemwellheadWMMay 187129M1--KYKYKYFarmer
Mary ShemwellwifeWFSep 187326M111KYTNTN
Clarice D ShemwelldaughterWFSep 18998mS---KYKYKY
Pairlee Shemwellelder sisterWFDec 186732S---KYKYKY
Mattie Shemwellyounger sisterWFMar 187426S---KYKYKY
Emma Blackwellsister in lawWFSep 187514S---KYTNTN
Marcus ShemwellnephewWMJan 187416S---KYKYKYFarmer

Notes: Year on census is incorrect for Emma & Marcus

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Anderson Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, KY

Shemwell, Samuel AheadMW38M11KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, Mary EwifeFW35M1144KYTNTN
Shemwell, Clarice DdaughterFW10SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Grace GdaughterFW7SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Hazel OdaughterFW5SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Mildred DdaughterFW2SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Delila Pelder sisterFW42SKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Samuel A Shemwell - Household

Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Sam AheadMW48MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farmer
Shemwell, Mary EwifeFW44MKYTNTN
Shemwell, Clarice DdaughterFW20SKYKYKY
Shemwell, GracedaughterFW17SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Mildred DdaughterFW12SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Parleeelder sisterFW52SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Samuel A Shemwell - Household

111 Elkton Road Muhlenberg, KY

Shemwell, S AheadMW58M27KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, MarywifeFW54M24KYTNTN
Shemwell, ClaricedaughterFW29SKYKYKY
Shemwell, GracedaughterFW26SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Paraleeelder sisterFW62SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Anderson Shemwell - Household

BHetween Hwy 181 & 171 Muhlenberg, KY

Shemwell, SamheadMW69MKYSame PlaceFarmerFarm
Shemwell, MarywifeFW60MKYSame Place
Shemwell, ClaricedaughterFW35SKYSame Place