The Shemwell Family

Zalmon Alfons “Jack” CherryAge: 79 years18751954

Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry
Given names
Zalmon Alfons
Birth February 23, 1875 33 29
Death of a brotherWilliam H Cherry
May 28, 1877 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Earl “Mollie” Cherry
February 8, 1878 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 19, 1880 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMattie Mae “Monni” Cherry
April 17, 1881 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Melvin Cherry
February 10, 1883 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherNorman Franklin Cherry
January 28, 1885 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMaletha Shemwell
November 15, 1894 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 -
MarriageViola Samatha DeeringView this family
November 6, 1898 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1John Harley Earl Cherry
May 22, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Census July 3, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Hubert Cherry
August 7, 1902 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Minnie Pauline Cherry
April 5, 1909 (Age 34 years)
Census April 29, 1910 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherMary Jane Sikes
January 21, 1916 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#4Guy Norris “Texas Tiny” Cherry
November 14, 1918 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 41 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 42 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 March 16, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childHubert CherryLillie Mae DavisView this family
June 5, 1927 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Earline Cherry
November 24, 1927 (Age 52 years)
Death of a granddaughterEarline Cherry
November 27, 1927 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Dorothy Jean Cherry
January 19, 1929 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 18, 1930 (Age 55 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Randolph Cherry
September 3, 1932 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherJames Calvin Cherry
December 13, 1932 (Age 57 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childHomer Worth CherryMinnie Pauline CherryView this family
after 1940 (Age 64 years)

Death of a wifeViola Samatha Deering
August 15, 1941 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 sisterLucy McKinsey Cherry
November 10, 1948 (Age 73 years)
Cause: Stomach cancer
Death of a brotherNorman Franklin Cherry
March 14, 1951 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 74 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 70 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 June 29, 1954 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Tolar Cemetery
Last change September 13, 202014:58:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 25, 1865Stewart, Tennessee, United States
1 year
elder brother
William H Cherry
Birth: February 4, 1866 24 20Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 28, 1877Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder sister
Estella Meletha “Stella” Cherry
Birth: August 2, 1868 26 23Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1960Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
22 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
23 months
3 years
younger sister
Mary Earl “Mollie” Cherry
Birth: February 8, 1878 36 32Coffee, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 28, 1957Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Norman Franklin Cherry
Birth: January 28, 1885 43 39Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
Death: March 14, 1951Glen Rose, Somervell, Texas, United States
Family with Viola Samatha Deering - View this family
Marriage: November 6, 1898Hood, Texas, United States
18 months
John Harley Earl Cherry
Birth: May 22, 1900 25 18Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
Death: March 21, 1983Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
2 years
Hubert Cherry
Birth: August 7, 1902 27 20Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
Death: November 24, 1971Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
7 years
Minnie Pauline Cherry
Birth: April 5, 1909 34 27Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
Death: September 25, 1997Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
10 years
Guy Norris “Texas Tiny” Cherry
Birth: November 14, 1918 43 37Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
Death: March 22, 1971Riverside, California, United States

Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Randolph Cherry - Household

Hood, Texas

Cherry, John RWM39headMFarmerTNTNTN
Cherry, JaneWF35wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Cherry, StellaWF12daughterSTNTNTN
Cherry, LucyWF10daughterSTNTNTN
Cherry, JimWM8sonSTNTNTN
Cherry, ZalmonWM5sonSTNTNTN
Cherry, MollieWF3daughterSTNTNTN

Next door to brother Joseph Cherry -b

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry - Household

Hood, Texas

Cherry, Zalmon AheadWMFeb187525M2TNTNTNFarmer
Cherry, ViolawifeWFSep188118M211TXGAGA
Cherry, John HsonWMMay19001mSTXTNTX

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry - Household

Hood, Texas

Cherry, Zalmon AheadMW35M111TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Cherry, ViolawifeFW27M11133TXGAGA
Cherry, EarlsonMW9STXTNTXFarm LaborerHome Farm
Cherry, HubertsonMW7STXTNTXFarm LaborerHome Farm
Cherry, PaulinedaughterFW1STXTNTX

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry - Household

Tolar, Hood, Texas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Cherry, Jack AheadMW44MTNTNTNFarmerHome Farming
Cherry, ViolawifeFW38MTXGAGA
Cherry, EarlsonMW19STXTNTX
Cherry, HubertsonMW17STXTNTX
Cherry, PaulinedaughterFW10STXTNTX
Cherry, Guy NorissonMW2-2mSTXTNTX

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry - Household

Hood, Texas

Cherry, Zalmon AheadMW55M24TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Cherry, ViolawifeFW47M17TXGAGA
Cherry, Guy NsonMW12STXTNTX

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Zalmon Alfons “Jack” Cherry - Household

Hood, Texas

Cherry, Z AheadMW65MTNSame HouseFarmerGeneral Farming
Cherry, ViolawifeFW58MTXSame House
Cherry, Guy NsonMW21STXSame HouseTruckerOwn Truck