The Shemwell Family

Catherine J MartinAge: 79 years18531933

Catherine J Martin
Given names
Catherine J
Married name
Catherine J Shemwell
Birth September 1853 49 49
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherRobert D Martin
January 23, 1861 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 13 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 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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 -
Death of a motherJanet Smith
about 1877 (Age 23 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageJohn William ShemwellView this family
May 5, 1897 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 2, 1900 (Age 46 years)
Census 1910 (Age 56 years)
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 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 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 9, 1920 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 76 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherEdward Payson Martin
December 29, 1931 (Age 78 years)
Death May 6, 1933 (Age 79 years)
Last change August 14, 201715:25:30

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 20, 1829Kentucky, United States
20 months
elder sibling
3 years
elder brother
John P Martin
Birth: January 4, 1833 28 29Jefferson, Indiana, United States
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
Edward Payson Martin
Birth: November 17, 1848 44 44Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 29, 1931Lamont, Whitman, Washington, United States
5 years
Catherine J Martin
Birth: September 1853 49 49Kentucky, United States
Death: May 6, 1933Los Angeles, California, United States
Family with John William Shemwell - View this family
Catherine J Martin
Birth: September 1853 49 49Kentucky, United States
Death: May 6, 1933Los Angeles, California, United States
Marriage: May 5, 1897Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
John William Shemwell + Madora Cramer - View this family
husband’s wife
Madora Cramer
Birth: 1855 22 20Missouri, United States
Death: November 17, 1874Brownsville, Saline, Missouri, United States
Marriage: January 9, 1873Cooper, Missouri, United States
13 months

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John William Shemwell - Household

Marshall Township, Saline, Missouri

Shemwell, John WheadWMAug185148M3KYKYKYFarmer
Shemwell, Catherine JwifeWFSep185545M3MOINKY
Clouse, Henry FservantWMFeb186535SILGerScotlandFarm laborer

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John William Shemwell - Household

Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

Shemwell, John WheadMW63M13KYKYKYcarpenterhouse
Shemwell, Catherine JwifeFW58M13MOKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John William Shemwell - Household

3017 Park Ave Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, John WheadMW68MKYKYKYCarpenterBy the day
Shemwell, Catherine JwifeFW66MKYKYKY
Geisner, Walter AlodgerMW36SOHCTOHCommercial TravelerWholesale Dry goods Co.
Beltz, OttolodgerMW37SMOGERMOOffice ManagerDry goods