The Shemwell Family

John Sherman SelbyAge: 85 years18801966

Name
John Sherman Selby
Given names
John Sherman
Surname
Selby
Birth September 16, 1880 34 33
Birth of a sisterIda A Selby
February 16, 1883 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherShamuel P “Sham” Selby
July 30, 1883 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWashington Selby
January 27, 1885 (Age 4 years)
Death of a brotherWashington Selby
January 28, 1885 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterIda A Selby
September 25, 1885 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Authur Selby
April 4, 1886 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherL Selby
April 18, 1890 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 17 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 13, 1900 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth W Kerley
October 17, 1900 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sisterMary Emily Selby
March 16, 1904 (Age 23 years)
MarriageMamie Lou “Lula” WilsonView this family
December 10, 1907 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Bub Wilson Selby
October 3, 1908 (Age 28 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 29 years)
Death of a brotherJames Authur Selby
January 29, 1912 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherJames Lloyd Selby
May 31, 1914 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Manza H Selby
August 10, 1915 (Age 34 years)
Associate: Martha Jane “Sis” Selby
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha Jane “Sis” Selby
August 10, 1915 (Age 34 years)
Associate: Manza H Selby
Death of a daughterManza H Selby
August 29, 1916 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#4Arthur Elijah Selby
August 7, 1918 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 36 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 37 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 of a sonArthur Elijah Selby
October 17, 1919 (Age 39 years)
Census January 7, 1920 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 49 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 4, 1930 (Age 49 years)
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth Hyder
January 31, 1934 (Age 53 years)
Census April 26, 1940 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Elizabeth Selby
March 7, 1941 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a sisterArva Zena Selby
June 23, 1946 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterMartha A Selby
April 26, 1948 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Thomas Selby
July 8, 1950 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 69 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a brotherL Selby
April 28, 1955 (Age 74 years)
Cause: acute coronary thrombosis
Death of a sonBub Wilson Selby
August 8, 1958 (Age 77 years)
Death of a wifeMamie Lou “Lula” Wilson
January 28, 1959 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sisterMalinda Jemima Selby
November 25, 1960 (Age 80 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 65 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death July 6, 1966 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Wilson Cemetery
Last change September 13, 201913:31:30

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1867
16 months
elder sister
18 months
elder sister
Mary Emily Selby
Birth: September 1869 23 22Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 16, 1904Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Nancy Elizabeth Selby
Birth: January 30, 1872 26 24Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 7, 1941Harriman, Roane, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder brother
William Thomas Selby
Birth: March 7, 1874 28 26Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1950Litton, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
Ida A Selby
Birth: February 16, 1883 37 35Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 25, 1885Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
23 months
younger brother
Washington Selby
Birth: January 27, 1885 39 37Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 28, 1885Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
14 months
younger brother
James Authur Selby
Birth: April 4, 1886 40 38Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 29, 1912Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
L Selby
Birth: April 18, 1890 44 42Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 28, 1955Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Family with Mamie Lou “Lula” Wilson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 10, 1907Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
10 months
son
Bub Wilson Selby
Birth: October 3, 1908 28 26Burke, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 8, 1958Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
7 years
daughter
Manza H Selby
Birth: August 10, 1915 34 33Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 29, 1916Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
daughter
Martha Jane “Sis” Selby
Birth: August 10, 1915 34 33Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 14, 2001Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Arthur Elijah Selby
Birth: August 7, 1918 37 36Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 17, 1919Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

John Sherman Selby has 24 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Lloyd Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Selby, James LheadWMDec184554M33TNTNTNFarmer
Selby, Sarah EwifeWFJun184752M33119TNTNNC
Selby, Mary EdaughterWFSep186930STNTNTN
Selby, William TsonWMMar187426STNTNTNFarm Labor
Selby, Arva ZdaughterWFFeb187624STNTNTN
Selby, MalindadaughterWFJun187821STNTNTN
Selby, John SsonWMSep188019STNTNTNFarm Labor
Selby, JamessonWMApr188614STNTNTNAt School
Selby, LsonWMApr189010STNTNTNAt School
Tollett, John Hgrand-sonWMNov188713STNTNTNAt School

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Sherman Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Selby, Sherman JheadMW29M12TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Selby, May LwifeFW26M1211TNTNGA
Selby, Bub WilliamsonMW1STNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John Sherman Selby - Household

Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Selby, ShermanheadMW38MTNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Selby, LulawifeFW37MTNTNGA
Selby, BsonMW11STNTNTN
Selby, MarthadaughterFW4STNTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Sherman Selby - Household

Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Selby, John SheadMW49M27TNTNTNFarmerFarm
Selby, Lula MwifeFW48M26TNTNTN
Selby, Bub WsonMW21STNTNTN
Selby, Martha JdaughterFW14STNTNTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - John Sherman Selby - Household

Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Selby, ShermanXheadMW59MTNCumberlandMember County Court? Justice Peace
Selby, LulawifeFW57MTNCumberland
Selby, BubsonMW31STNCumberland
Bruce, CharliecousinMW14STNCumberland