The Shemwell Family

George Shemwell1877

George Shemwell
Given names
Birth 1877 27 24
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a sisterSarah Florence Shemwell
December 23, 1879 (Age 2 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherArtie M Shemwell
April 17, 1883 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherBert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
November 1, 1885 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterZora May Shemwell
December 20, 1887 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterMamie Flora Shemwell
March 11, 1891 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherAngie Elizabeth “Bettie” McElroy
before 1895 (Age 18 years)

Marriage of a parentJohn Thomas ShemwellAngeline “Angie” GrayView this family
June 25, 1895 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 21 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 half-brotherLee Roy Shemwell
January 15, 1899 (Age 22 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 39 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 40 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 41 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 -
Death of a brotherBert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
January 9, 1921 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Note: Informant: W. H. McMillan, Erin Tn.
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherLuther Edgar Shemwell
August 8, 1935 (Age 58 years)
Note: Informant: Roy Shemwell
Note: Luther died in Paris, TN in a room over the Shemwell Cafe/Restaurant.
Burial of a brotherLuther Edgar Shemwell
August 9, 1935 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
Death of a sisterMamie Flora Shemwell
September 6, 1935 (Age 58 years)
Cause: Diabetic coma
Death of a brotherArtie M Shemwell
January 21, 1936 (Age 59 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Thomas Shemwell
April 15, 1941 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 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 73 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 sisterZora May Shemwell
October 5, 1956 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Florence Shemwell
August 1, 1958 (Age 81 years)
Note: Name on Death Certificate reported by daughter
Death of a half-brotherLee Roy Shemwell
May 23, 1961 (Age 84 years)
Death of a sisterLuella “Ella” Shemwell
1964 (Age 87 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 69 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. -

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 1, 1868Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
3 years
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Artie M Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1883 33 30Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 21, 1936Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Bert Leon “Bertie” Shemwell
Birth: November 1, 1885 36 32Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 9, 1921Arlington, Houston, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger sister
Zora May Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1887 38 34Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 5, 1956Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Angeline “Angie” Gray - View this family
Angeline “Angie” Gray
Birth: June 1858Tennessee, United States
Death: September 27, 1924Arlington, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: June 25, 1895Houston, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Lee Roy Shemwell
Birth: January 15, 1899 49 40
Death: May 23, 1961Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Father’s family with Mary E “Molly” - View this family

George Shemwell has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Thomas Shemwell - Household

Dist. 7 Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Shemwell, Thos.WM31headTN
Shemwell, LizzieWF27wifeTNNCTN
Shemwell, LuellaWF9daughterTNTNTN
Shemwell, LutherWM6sonTNTNTN
Shemwell, GeorgeWM3sonTNTNTN
Shemwell, WF1daughterTNTNTN

Notes: Enem. by W. M. McElroy Daughter 1 yo. no name.. Florence is in the 1900 census as 19 yo.