The Shemwell Family

Franklin Warren RallsAge: 79 years18721952

Franklin Warren Ralls
Given names
Franklin Warren
Birth October 1, 1872 27 27
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Nolan Lassiter
March 28, 1876 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a maternal grandfatherAllen James “A J” Shemwell
December 8, 1879 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherAllen James Ralls
February 11, 1880 (Age 7 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge C Ralls
September 1883 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterFlorence Ralls
July 8, 1885 (Age 12 years)
Death of a sisterFlorence Ralls
March 26, 1893 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 25 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 July 5, 1900 (Age 27 years)
MarriageMarcilla FitzhughView this family
December 27, 1908 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ruby May Ralls
September 30, 1909 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#2Jack Ralls
August 8, 1911 (Age 38 years)

Death of a wifeMarcilla Fitzhugh
August 15, 1911 (Age 38 years)

Death of a daughterRuby May Ralls
August 15, 1911 (Age 38 years)

Death of a sonJack Ralls
October 11, 1911 (Age 39 years)

Death of a fatherThomas M “Tom” Ralls
July 15, 1915 (Age 42 years)
Cause: chronic Briglit's disease
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageSarah J “Sallie” KnottView this family
December 9, 1917 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 44 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 45 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 -
Death of a motherMary Alice Shemwell
April 26, 1925 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterEddie M Ralls
May 4, 1928 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Flu and Pneumonia
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 57 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 57 years)
Death of a brotherAllen James Ralls
June 7, 1938 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Heart attack
Burial of a brotherAllen James Ralls
June 8, 1938 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Ralls Cemetery
Death of a brotherWalter James Ralls
August 27, 1944 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 69 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 77 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 73 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 19, 1952 (Age 79 years)
Burial June 21, 1952 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Ralls Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 22, 1865Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder sister
Eddie M Ralls
Birth: February 1868 23 22Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 4, 1928Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder brother
Walter James Ralls
Birth: February 12, 1870 25 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 27, 1944Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
7 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
George C Ralls
Birth: September 1883 38 38Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 1964Stewart, Tennessee, United States
22 months
younger sister
Florence Ralls
Birth: July 8, 1885 40 40Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 26, 1893Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Family with Marcilla Fitzhugh - View this family
Marriage: December 27, 1908Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
Ruby May Ralls
Birth: September 30, 1909 36 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 15, 1911
22 months
Family with Sarah J “Sallie” Knott - View this family
Marriage: December 9, 1917Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Franklin Warren Ralls has 5 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Thomas M Ralls - Household

Dover, Stewart, TN

Ralls, ThomasWM32headMFarmerTNNCTN
Ralls, AliceWF32wifeMKeeping HouseTNKYTN
Ralls, EddieWF12daughterSTNTNTN
Ralls, WalterWM10sonSTNTNTN
Ralls, FrankWM8sonSTNTNTN
Allen James RallsWM1sonSTNTNTN
Jackson, IshamBM14TNTNTN

Next door to Wm Riggins

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Eddie M Ralls - Household

Stewart, Tennessee

Marlow, EddieheadWFFeb186832M1510TNTNTNFarmer
Ralls, Frankyounger brotherWMOct187425STNTNTNFarm laborer

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Franklin Warren Ralls - Household

Dover & ?? Stewart TN

Frank W RallsheadMW56M44TNTNTNFarmerRented Land
Sarah G RallswifeFW42M30TNKYKY