The Shemwell Family

Lawrence ShemwellAge: 48 years19041953

Lawrence Shemwell
Given names
Birth August 7, 1904 30 25
Birth of a brotherLoyce Alpha Shemwell
December 17, 1908 (Age 4 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherEarl Baker Shemwell
January 1, 1912 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 11 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 12 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 13 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 2, 1920 (Age 15 years)
MarriageJettye Irene MalloryView this family
1923 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherArmina M “Mina” Shemwell
December 28, 1928 (Age 24 years)
Address: Near Sharon Grove
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 25 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 25 years)
Death of a brotherElmer Shemwell
July 23, 1934 (Age 29 years)
Burial of a brotherElmer Shemwell
1934 (Age 29 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death of a maternal grandfatherJasper Frank Higgins
1935 (Age 30 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Kiza “Coon” Roe
1939 (Age 34 years)

Census April 16, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherLida Higgins
June 30, 1943 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 37 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 -
Death of a fatherCharles Emmet Shemwell
April 23, 1950 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 45 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 41 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 July 31, 1953 (Age 48 years)
Burial 1953 (Age 48 years)
Cemetery: Glenwood Cemetery
Last change September 6, 201713:36:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about December 6, 1899Todd, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder sister
Pearl “Pearlie” Shemwell
Birth: September 22, 1900 26 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 1, 1988Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder brother
Elmer Shemwell
Birth: August 25, 1902 28 23Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 23, 1934Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
Lawrence Shemwell
Birth: August 7, 1904 30 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 31, 1953Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Private - View this family
Mother’s family with Private - View this family
Family with Jettye Irene Mallory - View this family
Lawrence Shemwell
Birth: August 7, 1904 30 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 31, 1953Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Jettye Irene Mallory
Birth: December 14, 1904Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 19, 2005Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: 1923Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

Lawrence Shemwell has 23 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Charles Emmet Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Ky.

Chas E ShemwellheadMW35M10--KYMOKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Lyda ShemwellwifeFW29M1044KYKYKY
Pearlie ShemwelldaughterFW9S---KYKYKY
Elmer ShemwellsonMW7S---KYKYKY
Lawrence ShemwellsonMW5S---KYKYKY
Lois ShemwellsonMW2S---KYKYKY
Emmett Higginsbrother-in-lawMW20S---KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Sy ShemwellcousinMW22S---KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Charles Emmet Shemwell - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, EmmettheadMW45MKYMOKYFarmerGen farm
Shemwell, LidawifeFW39MKYKYKY
Shemwell, ElmersonMW17SKYKYKY
Shemwell, LawrencesonMW15SKYKYKY
Shemwell, LoycesonMW12SKYKYKY
Shemwell, EarlsonMW8SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Lawrence Shemwell - Household

Allensville, Todd, Kentucky

Shemwell, LawrenceheadMW26M22KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, IrenewifeFW26M22KYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Lawrence Shemwell - Household

Todd, Kentucky

Shemwell, LawrenceheadMW35MKYSame houseOperatorFarm
Shemwell, Jettye IrenewifeFW35MKYSame house