The Shemwell Family

Lela May ReedAge: 80 years18981978

Lela May Reed
Given names
Lela May
Married name
Lela May Shemwell
Birth July 30, 1898
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 18 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
MarriageMoses Wurth ShemwellView this family
1918 (Age 19 years)
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 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 6, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Edna Earl Shemwell
November 23, 1920 (Age 22 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 10, 1930 (Age 31 years)
Census April 5, 1940 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childClarence Barton ReidEdna Earl ShemwellView this family
April 13, 1940 (Age 41 years)

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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 51 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 husbandMoses Wurth Shemwell
December 7, 1961 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a husbandMoses Wurth Shemwell
December 1961 (Age 63 years)
Cemetery: Symsonia Cemetery
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 47 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 October 13, 1978 (Age 80 years)
Burial 1978 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Symsonia Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Moses Wurth Shemwell - View this family
Moses Wurth Shemwell
Birth: August 1897 37 30Kentucky, United States
Death: December 7, 1961Vanzora, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Lela May Reed
Birth: July 30, 1898Kentucky, United States
Death: October 13, 1978Gilbertsville, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: 1918Massac, Illinois, United States
3 years
Edna Earl Shemwell
Birth: November 23, 1920 23 22Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 8, 1996Gilbertsvlle, Marshall, Kentucky, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Moses Wurth Shemwell - Household

Mayfield & Benton Road Symsonia, Graves, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Mose WheadMW22MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, Lela MaywifeFW21MKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Moses W Shemwell - Household

Benton Rd. Graves, Kentucky

Mose ShemwellheadMW32M20KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Lela ReedwifeFW32M20KYKYKY
Edna E ShemwelldaughterMW9SKYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Moses Wurth Shemwell - Household

Benton Road Graves, Kentucky

Shemwell, Mose WheadMW42MKYSame placeCloth spreaderGarment factory
Shemwell, Lela MXwifeFW42MKYSame placeHemmerGarment factory
Shemwell, Edna EarldaughterFW19SKYSame place