The Shemwell Family

Mordecia “Decia” ThompsonAge: 64 years18671931

Mordecia “Decia” Thompson
Given names
Married name
Mordecia Shemwell
Birth February 1867
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 months)

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 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMilous Greene ShemwellView this family
after 1891 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Lovie Shemwell
October 24, 1893 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Daniel Shemwell
July 29, 1895 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3Moses Wurth Shemwell
August 1897 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 33 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Marriage of a childMoses Wurth ShemwellLela May ReedView this family
1918 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 -
Marriage of a childClint Randle SmithLovie ShemwellView this family
November 3, 1919 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Daniel ShemwellLucy May JohnsonView this family
December 27, 1919 (Age 52 years)
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Edna Earl Shemwell
November 23, 1920 (Age 53 years)
Death of a husbandMilous Greene Shemwell
December 7, 1921 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2John Nell Shemwell
June 17, 1924 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 62 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 63 years)
Death August 31, 1931 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Note: (Decia, Green and Emma are on one stone.)
Last change November 22, 201708:09:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Milous Greene Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: after 1891
3 years
Lovie Shemwell
Birth: October 24, 1893 33 26Kentucky, United States
Death: February 22, 1988Marshall, Kentucky, United States
21 months
John Daniel Shemwell
Birth: July 29, 1895 35 28Kentucky, United States
Death: March 17, 1957Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Moses Wurth Shemwell
Birth: August 1897 37 30Kentucky, United States
Death: December 7, 1961Vanzora, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Milous Greene Shemwell + Emma Holmes - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: January 23, 1889Marshall, Kentucky, United States
11 months
Elzy Clifford Shemwell
Birth: December 27, 1889 29 19Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 1987Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Green Miles Shemwell - Household

Oak Level, Marshall Ky.

Green M ShemwellheadMJul 186039M8--KYNCTNFarmer
Maudie ThompsonwifeFFeb 186733M853KYNCKY
Clifford ShemwellsonMDec 188910S---KYKYKYAt School
Dovie ShemwelldaughterFOct 18936S---KYKYKY
John D. ShemwellsonMJul 18954S---KYKYKY
Moses W. ShemwellsonMAug 18972S---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Milous Greene Shemwell - Household

Graves, Kentucky

Shemwell, MilesheadMW49M221KYNCVAFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, MaudwifeFW43M2153KYNCKY
Shemwell, LoriedaughterFW16SKYNCKY
Shemwell, John DsonMW14MKYNCKYLaborerHome farm
Shemwell, MosessonMW12MKYNCKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Green Miles Shemwell - Household

Oak Level, Marshall, Ky.

Green M ShemwellheadMW59SKYNCTNFarmerFarm
Decia M. ShemwellwifeFW52SKYKYTN
John ShemwellsonMW23SKYKYKY
May Shemwelldaughter-in-lawFW19SKYKYKY

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

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Mordecia Thompson - Household

Civil District 4 Oak Level, Marshall Ky.

Maud ThompsonheadFW54W-KYNCNCFarmetteFarm

Notes: Census Age wrong? -Living around Family -B

(Decia, Green and Emma are on one stone.)