The Shemwell Family

Leonard Mason ShemwellAge: 88 years18911979

Leonard Mason Shemwell
Given names
Leonard Mason
Birth March 8, 1891 34 33
Birth of a brotherAlbert Ennis Shemwell
May 6, 1894 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 7 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 -
Birth of a brotherCharles Howard Shemwell
August 17, 1899 (Age 8 years)
Note: He is in June 1900 Census
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
before 1900 (Age 8 years)

Census June 1, 1900 (Age 9 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 19 years)
1910 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Ida Abigail Shemwell
February 8, 1916 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#2Allie Gray Shemwell
December 19, 1917 (Age 26 years)
Death of a daughterAllie Gray Shemwell
February 12, 1918 (Age 26 years)
Cause: Bronchitis & Meningitis
Burial of a daughterAllie Gray Shemwell
February 13, 1918 (Age 26 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Note: Find a grave has her as Allie Grey Gunn.
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 25 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 26 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 son
#3Edwin Dixon “Buddy” Shemwell
December 13, 1919 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4Leonard Donald Shemwell
September 8, 1921 (Age 30 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Black Shemwell
December 22, 1921 (Age 30 years)
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Name:S. B. Shemwell
Birth of a daughter
#5Claudene Shemwell
January 31, 1924 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterAda May Shemwell
April 8, 1925 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Eula Mae Shemwell
July 5, 1925 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherJames Washington Shemwell
September 26, 1926 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherLaura Lee Brinkley
October 25, 1927 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Laura Joetta Shemwell
March 31, 1929 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 38 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census May 3, 1930 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Hershal Raymond Mathis
April 25, 1937 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sisterMinnie Beatrice Shemwell
August 3, 1937 (Age 46 years)
Census May 2, 1940 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2JoAnn Draper
December 14, 1940 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Dallas Lee “Jimmy” Draper
January 19, 1945 (Age 53 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 50 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 sisterEthel Shemwell
1950 (Age 58 years)

Burial of a sisterEthel Shemwell
1950 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 58 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 brotherWilliam Joseph “Will” Shemwell
February 20, 1955 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Ladonna Sue “Susie” Shemwell
August 28, 1957 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Howard Shemwell
May 18, 1961 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherHarry Fountain Shemwell
December 16, 1967 (Age 76 years)
Death of a sonEdwin Dixon “Buddy” Shemwell
November 29, 1969 (Age 78 years)
Marriage of a childJesse HillardLaura Joetta ShemwellView this family
before 1971 (Age 79 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 54 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. -
before 1979 (Age 87 years)

Death October 3, 1979 (Age 88 years)
Burial 1979 (Age 87 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Last change January 13, 201810:33:19

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 30, 1879Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder sister
Minnie Beatrice Shemwell
Birth: May 5, 1880 23 22Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 3, 1937Daviess, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
William Joseph “Will” Shemwell
Birth: August 17, 1882 25 24Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 20, 1955Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
Family with Eulah Swan Gunn - View this family
Ida Abigail Shemwell
Birth: February 8, 1916 24 18Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 29, 1999Culver, Marshall, Indiana, United States
22 months
Allie Gray Shemwell
Birth: December 19, 1917 26 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 12, 1918Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Edwin Dixon “Buddy” Shemwell
Birth: December 13, 1919 28 22Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 29, 1969Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
21 months
Leonard Donald Shemwell
Birth: September 8, 1921 30 24Kentucky, United States
Death: September 16, 1997Kentucky, United States
2 years
Claudene Shemwell
Birth: January 31, 1924 32 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 4, 2010Grovertown, Starke, Indiana, United States
17 months
Eula Mae Shemwell
Birth: July 5, 1925 34 28Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 3, 2009Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States
4 years

Leonard Mason Shemwell has 7 first cousins recorded

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

Central City Muhlenberg Ky

James ShemwellheadWMSep 185742M21--KYKYKYCoal miner
Laura ShemwellwifeWFOct 185841M2188KYENGVA
Minnie ShemwelldaughterWFMay 188020S---KYKYKY
William ShemwellsonWMAug 188217S---KYKYKYCoal miner
Adda ShemwelldaughterWFJul 188415S---KYKYKY
Ethel ShemwelldaughterWFOct 188613S---KYKYKYAt school
Harry ShemwellsonWMMar 188911S---KYKYKYAt school
Leonard ShemwellsonWMMar 18919S---KYKYKY
Albert ShemwellsonWMMay 18946S---KYKYKY
Howard ShemwellsonWMAug 189910mS---KYKYKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Washington Shemwell - Household

Bevier, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

James Washington ShemwellheadMW53M30--KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Laura Lee ShemwellwifeFW52M3088KYENGVA
Minnie B. LewisdaughterFW29Wd522KYKYKY
Harry Fountain ShemwellsonMW21S---KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Leonard Mason ShemwellsonMW19S---KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Albert Ennis ShemwellsonMW15S---KYKYKYLaborerCoal Mine
Charles Howard ShemwellsonMW10S---KYKYKY
Maud LewisgranddaughterFW4S---KYILKY
Aubrey LewisgrandsonMW3S---KYILKY

Notes: Same page as John & Joseph

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Leonard Mason Shemwell - Household

Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Shemwell, LeonardheadMW39M23KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, EulahwifeFW32M15KYKYKY
Shemwell, AbigaildaughterFW14SKYKYKY
Shemwell, EdwinsonMW10SKYKYKY
Shemwell, L DsonMW8SKYKYKY
Shemwell, ClaudenedaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Eula MdaughterFW5SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Laura JdaughterFW1SKYKYKY