The Shemwell Family

Linnie Bell RallsAge: 89 years18791968

Linnie Bell Ralls
Given names
Linnie Bell
Married name
Linnie Bell Shemwell
Birth November 14, 1879 31 30
MarriageDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” ShemwellView this family

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 18 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Marguerite Elaine Shemwell
February 15, 1906 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Bernice Lorraine Shemwell
1909 (Age 29 years)
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Joseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
April 20, 1911 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4John Harris Wade Shemwell
June 17, 1914 (Age 34 years)
Death of a husbandDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 35 years)
Burial of a husbandDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 1915 (Age 35 years)
Cemetery: Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 36 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 37 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 38 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 8, 1920 (Age 40 years)
Listed 1920 (Age 40 years)

Note: Texarkana City Directory
Death of a sisterIda Elizabeth Ralls
October 29, 1923 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Elmer “Sonny” Killian Jr.
April 9, 1924 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Marlin Perry Killian
March 13, 1927 (Age 47 years)
Death of a grandsonMarlin Perry Killian
September 1927 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Carlton Wade Killian
August 12, 1929 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 49 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 50 years)
Death of a grandsonCarlton Wade Killian
February 7, 1931 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4John Carlos Killian
September 1, 1931 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Joseph Holt Killian
July 22, 1933 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Carolyn Ernestine Worley
September 5, 1935 (Age 55 years)
Death of a granddaughterCarolyn Ernestine Worley
September 5, 1935 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Dr. Ronald Eugene Shemwell
November 2, 1935 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Noah Lynn Killian
July 20, 1938 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9John William “J W” Shemwell Sr.
October 2, 1938 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10John Howard Shemwell
January 5, 1940 (Age 60 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Virginia Lorraine Killian
April 3, 1945 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 62 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 70 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 66 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 December 19, 1968 (Age 89 years)
Burial 1968 (Age 88 years)
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemetery
Last change July 12, 201714:19:55

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
Ida Elizabeth Ralls
Birth: September 3, 1867 19 17
Death: October 29, 1923Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Family with Dr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
4 years
2 years
3 years
John Harris Wade Shemwell
Birth: June 17, 1914 51 34Sheridan, Grant, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 13, 1987Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Dr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell + Lela Bell Hancock - View this family
husband’s wife
Lela Bell Hancock
Birth: October 12, 1872 29 25Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1954Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: December 24, 1895
4 years

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Dr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell - Household

Fairview, Custer, Colorado

Shemwell, Joseph WheadMW47M17TNTNTNLaborerOdd jobs at mill
Shemwell, Linnie BwifeFW30M2722TNTNTN
Shemwell, Marguerite AdaughterFW4SCOTNTN
Shemwell, Bernice LdaughterFW1-8mSCOTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Linnie Bell Ralls - Household

Private Rd Merry Green, Grant, Arkansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, LinnieheadFW36WdTNTNTN
Shemwell, ElainedaughterFW13SCOTNTN
Shemwell, BernicedaughterFW11SCOTNTN
Shemwell, JosephsonMW8SCOTNTN
Shemwell, WadesonMW5SARTNTN

Texarkana City Directory
Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Linnie Bell Ralls - Household

Jordan St. Shreveport, Caddo, La

Linnie ShemwellheadFW51W-TNTNTN
Bernice ShemwelldaughterFW21S-COKYTNManagerBirch Postal Telegraph
Joseph C ShemwellsonMW18S-COKYTNStereotypistNewspsper
Wade John ShemwellsonMW15S-ARKYTNOffice BoyPipe Line Co.

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Ralph Austin Worley - Household

Shreveport, Caddo, La

Ralph A WorleyheadMW27LAExecutiveWholesale Oil
Bernice ShemwellwifeFW31COStenographerLegal
Linnie Shemwellmother-in-lawFW60TN