The Shemwell Family

Susan Shemwell1852

Susan Shemwell
Given names
Birth 1852 32 29
Birth of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
April 22, 1853 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
March 10, 1855 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherLouis T Shemwell
February 10, 1860 (Age 8 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J Shemwell
August 17, 1860 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” VanMetre
December 2, 1863 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 years)

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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a motherSusan Kerna Tabb
May 20, 1869 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherWilliam G Shemwell
after May 1884 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 -
Death of a sisterColumbia Jane Shemwell
May 12, 1907 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Permelia Shemwell
before April 1910 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Luther Shemwell
August 15, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph A Shemwell
after 1910 (Age 58 years)

Death of a brotherSamuel Vanmeter Shemwell
December 8, 1911 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 77 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterGeorge Ann Shemwell
January 13, 1931 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
March 8, 1931 (Age 79 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a brotherLouis T Shemwell
April 16, 1934 (Age 82 years)
Burial of a brotherLouis T Shemwell
April 18, 1934 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Locust Creek Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 89 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 98 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 94 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. -

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Marriage: January 15, 1840Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
17 months
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
16 months
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Louis T Shemwell
Birth: February 10, 1860 41 37Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1934Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States

Susan Shemwell has 31 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William G. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Todd, Kentucky, USA

William Shemwell30MKY
Susan Shemwell30FKY
Joseph Shemwell20MKY
G A Shemwell18FKY
Samuel Shemwell15MKY
Columbia Shemwell14FKY
Mary Shemwell12FKY
W L Shemwell10MKY
Susan Shemwell8FKY

Notes: Ages are off?