The Shemwell Family

Mary Elizabeth BurgessAge: 61 years18951957

Mary Elizabeth Burgess
Given names
Mary Elizabeth
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth September 26, 1895
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 21 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 22 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 34 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
MarriageAlbert Ennis ShemwellView this family
after 1933 (Age 37 years)

Census April 10, 1940 (Age 44 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 46 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 54 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 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 February 20, 1957 (Age 61 years)
Cemetery: Miller & Piper Cemetery
Last change February 7, 201809:49:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Albert Ennis Shemwell - View this family
Mary Elizabeth Burgess
Birth: September 26, 1895Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 20, 1957Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: after 1933
Albert Ennis Shemwell + Tennessee Callie “Tennie” Payne - View this family
husband’s wife
Margaret Miladean Shemwell
Birth: March 12, 1917 22 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 18, 1986Hammond, Lake, Indiana, United States
2 years
Ennis Payne Shemwell
Birth: March 15, 1919 24 22Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 3, 1999Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Reva Nell Shemwell
Birth: November 21, 1923 29 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 6, 2008Hendersonville, Sumner, Tennessee, United States
6 years
Wanda Fay Shemwell
Birth: February 8, 1930 35 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 10, 2008Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Albert Ennis Shemwell + Virgie Mae Todd - View this family
husband’s wife
Virgie Mae Todd
Birth: January 19, 1897Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 19, 1980Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: November 9, 1957Robertson, Tennessee, United States

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Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Albert Ennis Shemwell - Household

HWY 75 Muhlenberg, Kentucky

Shemwell, AlbertheadMW45MKYTrack LayerMines
Shemwell, Mary EwifeFW44MKY
Shemwell, Ennis PsonMW21SKYPackerFactory
Shemwell, NelldaughterFW16SKY
Shemwell, Wanda FaydaughterFW10SKY