The Shemwell Family

Lucinda Shemwell1861

Lucinda Shemwell
Given names
Birth 1861 45 32
Birth of a sisterMary A Shemwell
about 1863 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherDr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell
after 1863 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterEmma Jane Shemwell
April 6, 1864 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 6 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 brotherJames H Shemwell
April 5, 1900 (Age 39 years)

Burial of a brotherJames H Shemwell
April 5, 1900 (Age 39 years)
Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery
Note: Son of James J Shemwell and Olivia McCowley
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a brotherEdward Shemwell
May 19, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Cirrhosis of the liver
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 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 half-brotherDr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
April 16, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Burial of a half-brotherDr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
April 1920 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery: Audubon Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterEmma Jane Shemwell
April 12, 1944 (Age 83 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 80 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 89 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 85 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. -

Last change August 29, 201713:21:05

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 4, 1848Pope, Illinois, United States
10 months
elder brother
6 years
elder brother
Edward Shemwell
Birth: November 1854 38 25Pope, Illinois, United States
Death: May 19, 1917Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States
4 years
elder brother
14 months
elder sister
3 years
3 years
younger sister
15 months
younger sister
Emma Jane Shemwell
Birth: April 6, 1864 48 35Pope, Illinois, United States
Death: April 12, 1944Massac, Illinois, United States
Father’s family with Elizabeth Nolin - View this family
Marriage: July 13, 1843Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
Dr. Jonathan Nolin Shemwell
Birth: April 9, 1844 28 23Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 16, 1920Brookport, Massac, Illinois, United States

Lucinda Shemwell has 47 first cousins recorded

Father's family (47)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth N Lassiter
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 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 Joseph B 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)

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Olivia “Ollie” McCauley - Household

Pope, Illinois

Shemwell, Olivehead48FWIL
Shemwell, James Mson20MWAt HomeIL
Shemwell, Edwardson15MWIL
Shemwell, Jacksonson12MWIL
Shemwell, Lucindadaughter9FWIL
Shemwell, Janedaughter6FWIL
Wilkins, Bryant8IL