The Shemwell Family

9 Shemwells with spouses

Byron ShemwellAge: 59 years18931952

Byron Shemwell
Given names
Birth January 24, 1893 30 23
Death of a paternal grandfatherIsaac Shemwell
February 4, 1894 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherHoke Adley Shemwell
February 1895 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherRollie Theron Shemwell
February 6, 1897 (Age 4 years)
Death of a brotherHoke Adley Shemwell
October 14, 1897 (Age 4 years)

Note: died as an infant of 2 years and 8 months.
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 5 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 maternal grandfatherFletcher Reed Hathcock
February 8, 1899 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterIdella Shemwell
June 10, 1899 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
February 27, 1900 (Age 7 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherIsaac Reed Shemwell
September 29, 1901 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherHomer Acton Shemwell
October 26, 1904 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Albin Shemwell
July 9, 1906 (Age 13 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a sisterEunice Lorraine Shemwell
March 6, 1911 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Jane Edwards
March 30, 1911 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 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 23 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 24 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 -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Anna Louise Shemwell
April 23, 1921 (Age 28 years)
Death of a daughterAnna Louise Shemwell
April 25, 1921 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Dortha Sue Shemwell
July 8, 1923 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Raven Byron Shemwell
October 22, 1924 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Bernice Irene Shemwell
January 6, 1927 (Age 33 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 2, 1930 (Age 37 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 47 years)
Death of a motherHettie Louise Hathcock
July 28, 1941 (Age 48 years)
Note: Parents wrong on Death Certificate?
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 48 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 fatherThomas Alonzo Shemwell
April 15, 1947 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 56 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 52 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. -
Death February 21, 1952 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Symsonia Cemetery
Last change August 27, 202201:06:12

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Marriage: April 22, 1886
11 months
elder sister
Verna ShemwellVerna Belle Shemwell
Birth: March 15, 1887 25 17Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1955McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
Perna ShemwellPerna Shemwell
Birth: April 6, 1889 27 20Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 28, 1975San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
21 months
elder brother
2 years
2 years
younger brother
Hoke Adley Shemwell
Birth: February 1895 32 25Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 14, 1897
2 years
younger brother
9 Shemwells with spousesRollie Theron Shemwell
Birth: February 6, 1897 35 27Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 8, 1975St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger sister
9 Shemwells with spousesIdella Shemwell
Birth: June 10, 1899 37 30Kentucky, United States
Death: 1994Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
9 Shemwells with spousesIsaac Reed Shemwell
Birth: September 29, 1901 39 32Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 29, 1985Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States
3 years
younger brother
9 Shemwells with spousesHomer Acton Shemwell
Birth: October 26, 1904 42 35Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 10, 1994McCracken, Kentucky, United States
20 months
younger brother
9 Shemwells with spousesThomas Albin Shemwell
Birth: July 9, 1906 44 37Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1996Symsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger sister
Lorraine ReidEunice Lorraine Shemwell
Birth: March 6, 1911 49 41Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 2000Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
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Anna Louise Shemwell
Birth: April 23, 1921 28 26Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 1921Graves, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Dortha Sue Shemwell
Birth: July 8, 1923 30 28Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 22, 2004Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
16 months
Raven Byron ShemwellRaven Byron Shemwell
Birth: October 22, 1924 31 30
Death: January 16, 2013Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years

Byron Shemwell has 23 first cousins recorded