The Shemwell Family

James C HooksAge: 74 years18501925

James C Hooks
Given names
James C
Birth March 23, 1850 39 36
Census October 7, 1850 (Age 6 months)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSusan Jemimah Whatley
about 1853 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherJemima Shemwell
June 1, 1857 (Age 7 years)
Cause: Congestive chills
Marriage of a parentJames R HooksMartha M View this family
April 24, 1859 (Age 9 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 -
Birth of a half-sisterMartha Hooks
calculated April 1860 (Age 10 years)
Census September 1, 1860 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-sisterLouisa Ann “Annie” Hooks
estimated 1861 (Age 10 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 -
Birth of a half-brotherDaniel C Hooks
estimated 1865 (Age 14 years)
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 July 9, 1870 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherCharles W Hooks
calculated 1874 (Age 23 years)
Death of a brotherHiram R Hooks
October 1874 (Age 24 years)

MarriageAlmeda E MillerView this family
November 25, 1874 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Samuel Andrew Hooks
January 1878 (Age 27 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 -
Birth of a son
#2James Elmer Hooks
June 1881 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherJames R Hooks
November 26, 1884 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#3William M Hooks
December 5, 1884 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nancy E Hooks
March 1886 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Margaret J Hooks
July 1890 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Maude A Hooks
August 1895 (Age 45 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 6, 1900 (Age 50 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 60 years)
Death of a daughterMargaret J Hooks
1912 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeAlmeda E Miller
September 7, 1914 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sonWilliam M Hooks
December 17, 1914 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childLee EatonMaude A HooksView this family
April 26, 1915 (Age 65 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 -
Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Hooks
July 2, 1923 (Age 73 years)
Death March 21, 1925 (Age 74 years)
Last change July 29, 201915:37:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
Hiram R Hooks
Birth: estimated 1846 34 32Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1874
4 years
Father’s family with Martha M - View this family
Marriage: April 24, 1859Livingston, Kentucky, United States
1 year
21 months
5 years
10 years
Family with Almeda E Miller - View this family
Marriage: November 25, 1874Livingston, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Samuel Andrew Hooks
Birth: January 1878 27 21Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1930Livingston, Kentucky, United States
4 years
James Elmer Hooks
Birth: June 1881 31 25Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 22, 1954Smithland, Livingston, Kentucky, United States
4 years
William M Hooks
Birth: December 5, 1884 34 28Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 17, 1914Livingston, Kentucky, United States
16 months
Nancy E Hooks
Birth: March 1886 35 30Livingston, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Margaret J Hooks
Birth: July 1890 40 34Livingston, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1912Livingston, Kentucky, United States
5 years

James C Hooks has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Stewart TN

James R Hookshead39MWTN
Jemima Hookswife36FWTN
Eramus Hooksson12MWTN
Ann Hooksdaughter10FWTN
Elizabeth Hooksdaughter7FWTN
Hiram R Hooksson4MWTN
James C Hooksson2moMWTN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

J R Hookshead49MWFarmerTN
Martha Hookswife30FWKY
Eramus Hooksson22MWFarmerTN
Hiram R Hooksson14MWTN
James C Hooksson10MWTN
Martha Hooksdaughter5moFWKY
William H Wellsstep-son8MWKY
Gower Wellsstep-son6MWKY
Lucy Wellsstep-daughter4FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

J R Hookshead59MWFarmerTN
Martha M Hookswife40FWKeeping houseKY
James C Hooksson20MWFarm laborerTN
Martha Z Hooksdaughter10FWKY
Louisa Ann Hooksdaughter9FWKY
Daniel C Hooksdaughter5FWKY
E Stanley27FWNo OccupationTN
Henry Stanley9MWKY
Mason Stanley7MWKY
Henry Wells18MWFarm laborerKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James C Hooks - Household

1900 Smithland Livingston Ky

James C HooksheadWMMar185050M25TNTNKYFarmer
Almeda E HookswifeWFJan185644M2566KYPNKY
Samuel A HookssonWMJan187822SKYTNKYFarmer
Elmer J HookssonWMJun188119SKYTNKYFarm labored
William M HookssonWMDec188315SKYTNKY
Nancy E HookssonWMMar188614SKYTNKYAt school
Margaret J HooksdaughterWFJul18909S00KYTNKY
Maude A HooksdaughterWFAug18954S00KYTNKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James C Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

James C HooksheadMW60M35TNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Almeda E HookswifeFW54M3566KYKYKY
Samuel Andrew HookssonMW32SKYTNKYJeweler
William M HookssonMW27SKYTNKYLaborerHome farm
Margaret J HooksdaughterFW19SKYTNKY
Maude A HooksdaughterFW14SKYTNKY