The Shemwell Family

Norburn Allen FarrisAge: 55 years19121967

Norburn Allen Farris
Given names
Norburn Allen
Birth February 23, 1912 35 31
Note: Headstone inscribed with birth year "1915" - Source: Find A Grave
Birth of a brotherDr. Joseph A “Joe” Farris
October 16, 1914 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherDr. Frank Shemwell Farris
October 6, 1916 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 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 4 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 5 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 -
Birth of a brotherJames Hibbs “Jim” Farris
October 5, 1919 (Age 7 years)
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherDr. Frank Allen Shemwell
March 31, 1923 (Age 11 years)
Cause: bronchial pneumonia
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 18 years)
Death of a fatherNorburn Ragon Farris
December 29, 1932 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJosephine “Josie” Hibbs
July 14, 1939 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 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 motherEmma Elizabeth Shemwell
August 13, 1948 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 37 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 33 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 November 15, 1967 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Lynnhurst Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:34

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: December 8, 1909Crittenden, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Norburn Allen Farris
Birth: February 23, 1912 35 31Salem, Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 15, 1967Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
James Hibbs “Jim” Farris
Birth: October 5, 1919 43 38Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 19, 2013New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Norburn Allen Farris has 1 first cousin recorded

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Headstone inscribed with birth year "1915" - Source: Find A Grave
Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Frank Allen Shemwell - Household

1615 Broadway Ave Paducah, McCracken, Ky

Frank ShemwellheadMW72MTNNCTNMD DoctorRetired
Josie H ShemwellwifeFW65MKYKY
Emma E FarrisdaughterFW37MKYKYTN
Norburn Farrisson in lawMW41MKYKYKYDruggistDrug Store
Allen T FarrisgrandsonMW7SKYKYKY
Joe FarrisgrandsonMW5SKYKYKY
Frank FarrisgrandsonMW3SKYKYKY
James FarrisgrandsonMW3mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Norburn Ragon Farris - Household

1615 Broadway Ave Paducah, McCracken, Ky

Norburn FarrisheadMW43M23KYKYKYc? traderdrugs
Emma FarriswifeFW40M20KYKYKY
Norburn FarrissonMW18SKYKYKY
Joe FarrissonMW14SKYKYKY
Frank FarrissonMW13SKYKYKY
James FarrissonMW10SKYKYKY
Josie Shemwellmother-in-lawFW78Wd27KYKYKY

I think Norburn & Allen T are same person