The Shemwell Family

William Wood ShemwellAge: 75 years19121988

William Wood Shemwell
Given names
William Wood
Birth May 6, 1912 27 25
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a sisterAnnie Lou Shemwell
October 10, 1918 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 4 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 5 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 1, 1920 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterClaudine Shemwell
November 8, 1920 (Age 8 years)
Death of a sisterAnnie Lou Shemwell
February 8, 1928 (Age 15 years)
Burial of a sisterAnnie Lou Shemwell
February 8, 1928 (Age 15 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Matilda Donelson
March 3, 1931 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a sisterLaura Jean Shemwell
April 28, 1931 (Age 18 years)
Census May 10, 1940 (Age 28 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Elza “Bill” Shemwell
March 2, 1944 (Age 31 years)
Note: Home of Son of Carl on Estes Lane in Paducah, KY. Pa lived with my grandparents, Carl and Maude - Lenore55
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 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 37 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 motherAlva Lou Wood
September 27, 1966 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Cynthia Marie “Cindy” Shemwell
January 15, 1967 (Age 54 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Claude Shemwell
February 21, 1967 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 33 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 of a wifeEra Maude Cook
September 5, 1978 (Age 66 years)

Death January 12, 1988 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:23

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: February 16, 1910Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
6 years
younger sister
Annie Lou Shemwell
Birth: October 10, 1918 34 31Pottsville, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 8, 1928Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
11 years
younger sister
Laura Jean Shemwell
Birth: April 28, 1931 46 44Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 10, 2018Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas, United States
Family with Era Maude Cook - View this family

William Wood Shemwell has 15 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Henry Claude Shemwell - Household

Folsomdale, Graves Ky.

Henry C ShemwellheadMW35MKYKYKYTeacherCommon School
Alva L ShemwellwifeFW32MKYNCKY
William W ShemwellsonMW7SKYKYKY
Annie Lou ShemwelldaughterFW1SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Henry Claude Shemwell - Household

Graves Ky.

Claude ShemwellheadMW45M25KYKYKYFarm LaborerFarm
Alva ShemwellwifeFW42M22KYNCKY
William W ShemwellsonMW17S-KYKYKY
Claudine ShemwelldaughterFW9S-KYKYKY