The Shemwell Family

Mary Elizabeth CrowellAge: 92 years18741966

Mary Elizabeth Crowell
Given names
Mary Elizabeth
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth January 15, 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 sisterEliza Ellen Crowell
1883 (Age 8 years)

MarriageGeorge Washington ShemwellView this family
September 2, 1896 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Sarah Estella Shemwell
September 7, 1897 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 24 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
#2Nancy Novella Shemwell
September 27, 1899 (Age 25 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Albert Neal Shemwell
February 5, 1901 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Lillian Odell Shemwell
April 5, 1903 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5James Edwin Shemwell
December 3, 1905 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Roxie Blanche Shemwell
April 29, 1908 (Age 34 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#7Victor Eugene Shemwell
September 22, 1911 (Age 37 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 -
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 6, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James N Shemwell
1922 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Betty L Shemwell
February 9, 1923 (Age 49 years)
Death of a husbandGeorge Washington Shemwell
November 27, 1925 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Paul George Yerkey
about 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 25, 1930 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonPaul George Yerkey
about 1931 (Age 56 years)

Cause: Pneumonia
Birth of a grandson
#4David Lee Yerkey
January 8, 1940 (Age 65 years)

Census April 11, 1940 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sonAlbert Neal Shemwell
June 25, 1940 (Age 66 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 -
Marriage of a childRiley Welton MellonNancy Novella ShemwellView this family
May 29, 1947 (Age 73 years)
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 -
Death of a sisterEliza Ellen Crowell
1963 (Age 88 years)

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 October 28, 1966 (Age 92 years)

Burial 1966 (Age 91 years)
Cemetery: Clarks River Cemetery
Last change June 14, 202015:51:59

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: September 2, 1896Elva, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
1 year
Sarah Estella Shemwell
Birth: September 7, 1897 39 23Kentucky, United States
Death: April 19, 1977Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Nancy Novella Shemwell
Birth: September 27, 1899 41 25Kentucky, United States
Death: March 24, 1986Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky, United States
16 months
2 years
Lillian Odell Shemwell
Birth: April 5, 1903 45 29Symnsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 27, 1993Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
3 years
James Edwin Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1905 48 31Kentucky, United States
Death: July 6, 1988Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Roxie Blanche Shemwell
Birth: April 29, 1908 50 34Kentucky, United States
Death: December 16, 2002Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Victor Eugene Shemwell
Birth: September 22, 1911 53 37Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 23, 1987Wingo, Graves, Kentucky, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Shemwell - Household

Graves, Kentucky

Shemwell, George WheadWMNov185642M3KYNCTNFarmer
Shemwell, Mary EwifeWFJan187426M322KYKYKY
Shemwell, Sarah EdaughterWFSep18972SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Nancy NdaughterWFSep18998mSKYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Shemwell - Household

Graves, Kentucky, United States

Shemwell, George WheadMW53M13KYNCTNfarmer
Shemwell, Mary wifeFW36M1366KYKYKY
Shemwell, EstelladaughterFW12SKYKYKY
Shemwell, NovelladaughterFW10MKYKYKY
Shemwell, Albert sonMW9MKYKYKY
Shemwell, Lillian daughterFW7SKYKYKY
Shemwell, EdwinsonMW4MKYKYKY
Shemwell, BlanchedaughterFW11 monthsSKYKYKY
Shemwell, EarlnephewMW18SKYKYKYfarm laborer

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Shemwell - Household

Lebanon Street Wingo, Graves, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, GeorgeheadMW63MKYKYKYMerchantGrocery
Shemwell, MarywifeFW42MKYKYKY
Shemwell, EstelladaughterFW22SKYKYKYTeacherCom School
Shemwell, NovelladaughterFW20SKYKYKYTeacherCom School
Shemwell, AlbertsonMW18SKYKYKYClerkGrocery
Shemwell, LilliandaughterFW16SKYKYKY
Shemwell, EdwinsonMW14SKYKYKY
Shemwell, BlanchedaughterFW11SKYKYKY
Shemwell, VictorsonMW9SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - James Edwin Shemwell - Household

Congo Street Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio

Shemwell, James EheadMW24SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Mary EmotherFW56WdKYKYKY
Shemwell, Sarah EdaughterFW32SKYKYKY
Shemwell, NancydaughterFW30SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Blanch RdaughterFW21SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Victor EsonMW18SKYKYKY

Mary should be head

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Mary Elizabeth Crowell - Household

Adams Street Wingo, Graves, KY - Mary E Shemwell

Mary E ShemwellheadFW66WdKYSame House
Estella ShemwelldaughterFW42SKYSame House
Blanche ShemwelldaughterFW32SKYSame HouseOperatorTelephone
Victor ShemwellsonMW28SKYSame HouseLaborerOdd Jobs
J Edwin ShemwellsonMW34MKYSame HouseClerkPost Office
Evelyn Williamsdaughter in lawFW27MKYGroverKYSeamstressWoolen Mills

Mary Crowell's sister, Ellen married Ed Hathcock, brother of Hettie Louise Hathcock, wife of Thomas Alonzo Shemwell.