The Shemwell Family

Martha Matilda DonelsonAge: 69 years18611931

Name
Martha Matilda Donelson
Married name
Martha Matilda Shemwell
Birth October 14, 1861
Father's Death 1862 (Age 2 months)

Note: Father killed at Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee.
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 years)

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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageWilliam Elza “Bill” ShemwellView this family
about 1883 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Henry Claude Shemwell
May 7, 1884 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Lovelace Roscoe Shemwell
July 31, 1886 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Willie N Shemwell
August 5, 1888 (Age 26 years)

Death of a daughterWillie N Shemwell
October 29, 1889 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#4Carl McCoy Shemwell
November 27, 1890 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ruby Shemwell
February 22, 1894 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6Rex Shemwell
April 15, 1896 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Ruth Shemwell
July 3, 1898 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterRuth Shemwell
July 28, 1898 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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
Birth of a daughter
#8Jesse Shemwell
July 27, 1899 (Age 37 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#9Elza Shemwell
July 1, 1903 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sonElza Shemwell
July 30, 1903 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childHenry Claude ShemwellAlva Lou WoodView this family
February 16, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William Wood Shemwell
May 6, 1912 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childCarl McCoy ShemwellMaude Robert ReedView this family
February 19, 1914 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Carlene Reed Shemwell
December 3, 1915 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childLovelace Roscoe ShemwellLallah ReevesView this family
June 5, 1917 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3James Lee “Jimmy” Shemwell
March 22, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Sammie Lougene Shemwell
May 14, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childStreet Forrest HallRuby ShemwellView this family
June 29, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Annie Lou Shemwell
October 10, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 55 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
Marriage of a childClois HolmesJesse ShemwellView this family
1918 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 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/
Birth of a grandson
#6Roscoe Randall Shemwell
January 1, 1919 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sonLovelace Roscoe Shemwell
January 23, 1919 (Age 57 years)
Cause: Died in Flu epidemic of 1919
Birth of a grandson
#7Clois Holmes Jr.
October 14, 1919 (Age 58 years)
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Martha Virginia Hall
January 20, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Claudine Shemwell
November 8, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Merle Shannon Shemwell
November 14, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Mary Beth Hall
August 6, 1922 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Eileen L Shemwell
December 22, 1924 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Margret Elaine Hall
February 14, 1925 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#14Jesse Eugene Holmes
February 15, 1925 (Age 63 years)
Death of a granddaughterAnnie Lou Shemwell
February 8, 1928 (Age 66 years)
Burial of a granddaughterAnnie Lou Shemwell
February 8, 1928 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 68 years)
Death March 3, 1931 (Age 69 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201612:41:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with William Elza “Bill” Shemwell - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1883Marshall, Kentucky, United States
16 months
son
2 years
son
Lovelace Roscoe Shemwell
Birth: July 31, 1886 28 24Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 23, 1919Calhoun, Alabama, United States
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
Ruth Shemwell
Birth: July 3, 1898 40 36Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 28, 1898Marshall, Kentucky, United States
13 months
daughter
Jesse Shemwell
Birth: July 27, 1899 41 37Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 8, 1989Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
4 years
son
Elza Shemwell
Birth: July 1, 1903 45 41Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 30, 1903Marshall, Kentucky, United States

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Father's Death
Father killed at Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee.
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Elza Shemwell - Household

Oak Level, Marshall Ky.

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupation
William Elza ShemwellheadMFeb 185842M17--KYNCTNFarmer
Martha Matilda DonelsonwifeFOct 186138M1786KYTNTN
H. Claud. ShemwellsonMMay 188416S---KYKYKYAt School
Roscoe Green ShemwellsonMJul 188613S---KYKYKYAt School
Carl McCoy ShemwellsonMNov 18909S---KYKYKY
Ruby ShemwelldaughterFFeb 18946S---KYKYKY
Rex ShemwellsonMApr 18964S---KYKYKY
James J ShemwellsonMJul 189910mS---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Elza Shemwell - Household

Dist. 4 Marshall Ky.

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustry
William Elza ShemwellheadMW52S27--KYNCTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Martha Matilda DonelsonwifeFW48S2796KYTNTN
Lovelace Roscoe ShemwellsonMW23S---KYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Carl McCoy ShemwellsonMW19S---KYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Ruby ShemwelldaughterFW16S---KYKYKY
Rex ShemwellsonMW14S---KYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm
Jesse ShemwelldaughterF10S---KYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Elza Shemwell - Household

Oak Level, Marshall, Ky.

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
William E. ShemwellheadMW61SKYNCTNFarmerFarm
Martha M. ShemwellwifeFW58SKYTNTN

Notes: Living next door to Rex, Greene & Martha Shemwell

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Elza Shemwell - Household

4th District Oak Level, Marshall Ky.

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
William Elza ShemwellheadMW72M25KYNCTNFarmerFarm
Martha Matilda DonelsonwifeFW68M21KYTNTN

Notes: 7 doors down from Carl