The Shemwell Family

Dr. Frank Allen ShemwellAge: 75 years18471923

Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell
Name prefix
Given names
Frank Allen
Birth September 22, 1847 42 30
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Census October 27, 1850 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shemwell
December 1850 (Age 3 years)
Death of a sisterEmily “Emma” Shemwell
July 22, 1852 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherWiley Shemwell
1853 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Adele Shemwell
September 1, 1855 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterHelen Shemwell
1858 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a sisterFlorence A Shemwell
July 18, 1859 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 9 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 2, 1860 (Age 12 years)
Note: Dist. 7 Dover
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 13 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 -
Confederate Army, 3rd. Ky. Forrests Calvary
1865 (Age 17 years)

Note: Prisoner of War

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 19 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 19 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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 -
Census July 26, 1870 (Age 22 years)
Note: Frederic Tovell Residence, Clerk in Drug Store.
Death of a maternal grandmotherRebecca
September 25, 1870 (Age 23 years)

1870 (Age 22 years)

Note: Tavell drug store, boarding with Tavell family.
University of Louisville Medical School
1874 (Age 26 years)

Death of a motherElizabeth Nolan Lassiter
March 28, 1876 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageJosephine “Josie” HibbsView this family
calculated 1879 (Age 31 years)

Death of a fatherAllen James “A J” Shemwell
December 8, 1879 (Age 32 years)
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Emma Elizabeth Shemwell
October 6, 1880 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#2Dr. Allen Henry Shemwell
February 13, 1884 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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 18, 1900 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childNorburn Ragon FarrisEmma Elizabeth ShemwellView this family
December 8, 1909 (Age 62 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 62 years)
Law Suit
Law Suit
October 29, 1910 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Norburn Allen Farris
February 23, 1912 (Age 64 years)
Note: Headstone inscribed with birth year "1915" - Source: Find A Grave
Birth of a grandson
#2Dr. Joseph A “Joe” Farris
October 16, 1914 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterFlorence A Shemwell
May 9, 1916 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Typhoid pneumonia
Birth of a grandson
#3Dr. Frank Shemwell Farris
October 6, 1916 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 68 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 69 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Marriage of a childDr. Allen Henry ShemwellLillie Pearl “Lil” KeltonView this family
December 5, 1918 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 70 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#4James Hibbs “Jim” Farris
October 5, 1919 (Age 72 years)
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 72 years)
Death March 31, 1923 (Age 75 years)
Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202011:43:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
Emily “Emma” Shemwell
Birth: 1843 38 25Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 22, 1852
2 years
elder sister
2 years
Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell
Birth: September 22, 1847 42 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 31, 1923Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Wiley Shemwell
Birth: 1853 48 35Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Sarah Adele Shemwell
Birth: September 1, 1855 50 37Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 5, 1936Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Helen Shemwell
Birth: 1858 53 40Stewart, Tennessee, United States
18 months
younger sister
Florence A Shemwell
Birth: July 18, 1859 54 41Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 9, 1916Mt. Juliet, Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Family with Josephine “Josie” Hibbs - View this family
Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell
Birth: September 22, 1847 42 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 31, 1923Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Shemwell Oak Grove CemeteryJosephine “Josie” Hibbs
Birth: November 18, 1853Birdsville, Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1939Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: calculated 1879
21 months
3 years
Dr. Allen Henry Shemwell
Birth: February 13, 1884 36 30Birdsville, Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 12, 1952Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States

Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (47)

Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
2Iowa Shemwell18601905
5Mary Ann Shemwell18651936
Parents Harrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell + Martha Sinnot
1Elizabeth Shemwell18381901
3Frank H Shemwell18441885
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents Joseph Daniel Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Ann Shemwell
1Richard Mushet18471849
2Kate Mushet18481932

Mother's family (0)