The Shemwell Family

Richard M “Dick” HesterAge: 85 years18501935

Richard M “Dick” Hester
Given names
Richard M
Birth March 29, 1850 46 40
Census August 8, 1850 (Age 4 months)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherSamuel Hester
February 5, 1864 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 11 years)

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 16 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 September 8, 1870 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherEleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 30 years)
MarriageEudora “Dora” MossView this family
calculated 1882 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Etta N Hester
June 2, 1885 (Age 35 years)
Death of a brotherEdmund Garner Hester
March 3, 1886 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#2Eugene William Hester
July 25, 1888 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#3Robert Mack Hester
April 6, 1892 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 48 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 -
Census June 19, 1900 (Age 50 years)
Death of a brotherHenry James Hester
about 1905 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Richard M Hester
about 1909 (Age 58 years)
Census April 21, 1910 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Magraw Hester
January 13, 1911 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 67 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 February 23, 1920 (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Anderson “Anse” Hester
January 27, 1924 (Age 73 years)
Death of a wifeEudora “Dora” Moss
July 30, 1924 (Age 74 years)
Death of a sisterFrances Mae “Mack” Hester
February 14, 1926 (Age 75 years)
Death of a sisterEudora G “Puss” Hester
July 16, 1929 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 79 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sonRobert Mack Hester
November 9, 1929 (Age 79 years)
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 80 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel Buford Hester
September 13, 1932 (Age 82 years)
Death November 14, 1935 (Age 85 years)
Cause of death: Lobar Pneumonia
Cemetery: Powell Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202011:43:19

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
14 months
elder brother
6 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
21 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Eudora G “Puss” Hester
Birth: January 11, 1844 39 34Kentucky, United States
Death: July 16, 1929Hopkinvsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder sister
3 years
Richard M “Dick” Hester
Birth: March 29, 1850 46 40Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 14, 1935Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Family with Eudora “Dora” Moss - View this family
Richard M “Dick” Hester
Birth: March 29, 1850 46 40Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 14, 1935Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: calculated 1882
3 years
Etta N Hester
Birth: June 2, 1885 35 29LaFayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 8, 1974Richmond, Wise, Virginia, United States
3 years
Eugene William Hester
Birth: July 25, 1888 38 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 23, 1949Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Robert Mack Hester
Birth: April 6, 1892 42 36Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 9, 1929Graves, Kentucky, United States

Richard M “Dick” Hester has 45 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (45)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolan 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 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 Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
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
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Hester - Household

Christian, Kentucky

Samuel Hesterhead45MWFarmerVA
Eleanor Shemwellwife40FWKY
Henry James Hesterson20MWTN
Robert A Hesterson18MWTN
Joseph A Hesterson13MWKY
Fredonia Hesterdaughter11FWKY
Sam Hesterson8MWKY
Eudora G Hesterdaughter6FWKY
Frances Hesterdaughter2FWKY
Richard Hesterson1MWKY
Howel Harris20MWFarmerTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell - Household

Christian, Kentucky

Eleanor Shemwellhead62FWKeeping HouseKY
Henry Hesterson41MWWorks on FarmTN
Anderson Hesterson32MWWorks on FarmKY
Dora Hesterdaughter24FWKY
Richard Hesterson20MWWorks on FarmKY
John Kendrick35MWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

Eleanor HesterWF70headWKeeping HouseTNMDGA
Henry HesterWM52sonSFarm laborerTNVATN
Dick HesterWM30sonMFarmerKYVATN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Richard M Hester - Household

Christian, Kentucky

Richard M HesterheadWMMar185050M19KYVAVAFarmer
Eudora MosswifeWFMar185446M1953KYNCTN
Etta HesterdaughterWFJun188514SKYKYKYAt School
Eugene HestersonWMJul188912SKYKYKYAt School
Robert HestersonWMApr189010SKYKYKYAt School
Sam AnglinBoarderWMMay185248SKYKYKYDay Laborer

Next door to Anse

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Richard M Hester - Household

1002 Broadway Mayfield, Graves, KY

Richard M HesterheadMW60M129KYVAVANone
Eudora HesterwifeFW54M12953KYVATNKeeperBoarding house
Etta HesterdaughterFW25SKYKYKYSales ladyHardware Co
Eugene HestersonMW22M12KYKYKYBarberBarber Shop
Robert HestersonMW20SKYKYKYBarberBarber Shop
Bettie Hesterdaughter in lawFW20M1211KYKYKYNone
Richard M HestergrandsonMW1SKYKYKYNone

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Richard M “Dick” Hester - Household

Main St. Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Hester, Richard MheadMW69MKYVATNCity Police
Hester, Eudora MwifeFW63MKYNCTNBoarding HouseKeeper
Hester, Anderson Jelder brotherMW82WdKYVATNNone
Fromer, MarvinboarderMW23STNTNTNPool roomProprietor