The Shemwell Family

Gertrude C “Girty” ShemwellAge: 88 years18811970

Gertrude C “Girty” Shemwell
Given names
Gertrude C
Married name
Gertrude C Bucher
Birth August 30, 1881 33 28
Birth of a sisterRozena May Shemwell
May 27, 1884 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Roley Shemwell
April 11, 1886 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherRowland Leroy Shemwell
June 29, 1889 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWiley Bolinger Shemwell
September 24, 1896 (Age 15 years)
No children

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a sisterRozena May Shemwell
March 2, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Religious marriageCharles Louis BucherView this family
June 21, 1909 (Age 27 years)
Address: Residence of Minister of the Gospel, David Roberts.
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth Roley
February 21, 1912 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 34 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 35 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 36 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 fatherJames C Shemwell
March 27, 1927 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 48 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census May 1, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 60 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 -
Death of a brotherWilliam Roley Shemwell
April 2, 1947 (Age 65 years)
Death of a husbandCharles Louis Bucher
November 21, 1948 (Age 67 years)
Burial of a husbandCharles Louis Bucher
November 23, 1948 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: McKee Chapel Cemetery
Death of a brotherWiley Bolinger Shemwell
October 30, 1953 (Age 72 years)
Cause: Coronary
Burial of a brotherWiley Bolinger Shemwell
November 1, 1953 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: McKee Chapel Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 68 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 brotherRowland Leroy Shemwell
December 1, 1959 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 64 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 August 15, 1970 (Age 88 years)
Cemetery: McKee Chapel Cemetery
Last change January 10, 201607:48:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 14, 1878Henry, Missouri, United States
18 months
elder brother
James Florence Shemwell
Birth: October 27, 1879 31 26Missouri, United States
Death: April 19, 1972Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States
22 months
Gertrude C “Girty” Shemwell
Birth: August 30, 1881 33 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: August 15, 1970Moberly, Randolph, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger sister
Rozena May Shemwell
Birth: May 27, 1884 36 31Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: March 2, 1908Pettis, Missouri, United States
22 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Rowland Leroy Shemwell
Birth: June 29, 1889 41 36Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: December 1, 1959Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States
7 years
younger brother
Wiley Bolinger Shemwell
Birth: September 24, 1896 48 43Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: October 30, 1953Smithton, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Family with Charles Louis Bucher - View this family
Charles Louis Bucher
Birth: March 17, 1878Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: November 21, 1948Rural Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Gertrude C “Girty” Shemwell
Birth: August 30, 1881 33 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: August 15, 1970Moberly, Randolph, Missouri, United States
Marriage: June 21, 1909Pettis, Missouri, United States

Gertrude C “Girty” Shemwell has 41 first cousins recorded

Father's family (41)

Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18831953
Parents Asa W Mallott + Mary Ann Shemwell
Parents Adam Houston Richardson + Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
Parents John Russell Rukes + Elphina Ella Shemwell
2Retta R Rukes18811972
3Bessie Irene Rukes18931962
Parents Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson + Nancy Elizabeth Shemwell
2Ora Lee Richardson18831971
Parents John Wilson Moorman + Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
5Myrtle Mae Moorman18851975
7Ira Milton Moorman18891958
9Ida Ruth Moorman18951976
10Mary Ethel Moorman18981982
Parents Edward M Richardson + Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
2Eva Lee Richardson18851971
5Ethel M Richardson18941975
7Edith G Richardson18991910

Mother's family (0)

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James C Shemwell - Household

Washington, Pettis, Missouri

James S ShemwellheadWMApr 184852M22--KYKYKYFarmer
Sarah E ShemwellwifeWFMay 185347M2266INVAMD
James F ShemwellsonWMOct 187921S---MOKYINDay Laborer
Girty C ShemwelldaughterWFAug 188119S---MOKYINAt School
Rosena M ShemwelldaughterWFMay 188416S---MOKYINAt School
William R ShemwellsonWMApr 188614S---MOKYINAt School
Rowland L ShemwellsonWMJun 188911S---MOKYIN
William B ShemwellsonWMSep 18964S---MOKYIN