The Shemwell Family

Della ShemwellAge: 55 years18681923

Name
Della Shemwell
Given names
Della
Surname
Shemwell
Birth March 17, 1868 38 29
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 months)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a sisterEtta Shemwell
June 30, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Census August 19, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Hiram Thompson
July 23, 1872 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterSara Frances Shemwell
September 11, 1872 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice Shemwell
August 1874 (Age 6 years)
Death of a sisterSara Frances Shemwell
September 13, 1875 (Age 7 years)
Burial of a sisterSara Frances Shemwell
after September 13, 1875 (Age 7 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Birth of a brotherHarold Shemwell
August 17, 1876 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMary “May” Shemwell
April 12, 1877 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherOdell Shemwell
August 5, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Death of a fatherDr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell
October 25, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 21, 1900 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterEtta Shemwell
January 2, 1901 (Age 32 years)
Burial of a sisterEtta Shemwell
1901 (Age 32 years)
Cemetery: Lexington City Cemetery
Death of a brotherOdell Shemwell
July 13, 1904 (Age 36 years)
Address: Shemwell Home
Cause: Typhoid
Burial of a brotherOdell Shemwell
after July 13, 1904 (Age 36 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Census May 2, 1910 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
February 21, 1916 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death Certificate says "single" 1923 (Age 54 years)

Death April 7, 1923 (Age 55 years)
Burial after April 7, 1923
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Will May 11, 1923 (34 days after death)
Last change December 20, 201609:56:28

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: April 7, 1857Davidson, North Carolina, United States
11 months
elder brother
16 months
elder sister
Mary Louisa Shemwell
Birth: July 14, 1859 29 21Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 7, 1860Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
17 months
elder brother
William Whitehead Shemwell
Birth: December 2, 1860 30 22Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 26, 1861Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
23 months
elder brother
Edward Marcellus Shemwell
Birth: October 28, 1862 32 24Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 13, 1864Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
22 months
elder sister
Cora B Shemwell
Birth: August 21, 1864 34 26Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 7, 1950Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder brother
Frederick Shemwell
Birth: October 13, 1866 36 28Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 23, 1867
17 months
herself
Della Shemwell
Birth: March 17, 1868 38 29North Carolina, United States
Death: April 7, 1923Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Etta Shemwell
Birth: June 30, 1870 40 32Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 2, 1901Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Sara Frances Shemwell
Birth: September 11, 1872 42 34Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1875Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Alice Shemwell
Birth: August 1874 44 36North Carolina, United States
Death: 1946Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 years
younger brother
Harold Shemwell
Birth: August 17, 1876 46 38Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1936Washington, District of Columbia, United States
8 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Odell Shemwell
Birth: August 5, 1880 50 42Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 13, 1904Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Della Shemwell has 32 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell - Household

Tyro, Davidson, NC

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirm
Obediah M Shemwellhead37MWPhysicianNC
Sarah El Shemwellwife31FWKeeping HouseNC
Baxter Shemwellson12MWFarm HandNC
Cora Shemwelldaughter6FWNC
Della Shemwelldaughter2FWNC

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell - Household

Tyro, Davidson, NC

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
O M ShemwellWM49headMMedical DoctorNCNC
Sarah ShemwellWF42wifeMKeeping houseNCNCNC
Baxter ShemwellWM22sonMAt SchoolNCNCNC
Cora ShemwellWF15daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Della ShemwellWF12daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Etta ShemwellWF10daughterSAt SchoolNCNCNC
Alice ShemwellWF6daughterSNCNCNC
Harold ShemwellWM4sonSNCNCNC
Mary ShemwellWF2daughterSNCNCNC
Bid ShikesBF16servantNCNCNC
Bab IvensBM18servantNCNCNC
James HountBM22servantNCNCNC
Lizzie WaltBF17servantNCNCNC

Note: At school

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson - Household

Tyro Township, Davidson, NC

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Sarah Elizabeth ShemwellheadWFJun183862Wd138NCNCNCFarmer
Della ShemwelldaughterWFMar186931SNCNCNC
Odell ShemwellsonWMAug188019SNCNCNCSalesman Drug

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson - Household

Tyro Township, Davidson, NC

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Sarah E ShemwellheadFW71Wd53136NCNCNCFarmer
Della ShemwelldaughterFW42SNCNCNC