The Shemwell Family

Bernice Lorraine ShemwellAge: 85 years19091994

Name
Bernice Lorraine Shemwell
Given names
Bernice Lorraine
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Bernice Lorraine Ellis
Married name
Bernice Lorraine Worley
Birth 1909 46 29
MarriageJohn Monroe Ellis Jr.View this family
unknown

Census May 3, 1910 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
April 20, 1911 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Harris Wade Shemwell
June 17, 1914 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 8 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 9 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 20 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Carolyn Ernestine Worley
September 5, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Death of a daughterCarolyn Ernestine Worley
September 5, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 32 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a motherLinnie Bell Ralls
December 19, 1968 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
July 17, 1970 (Age 61 years)
Burial of a brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
1970 (Age 61 years)
Cemetery: Keithville Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a husbandRalph Austin Worley
June 22, 1980 (Age 71 years)
Death of a sisterMarguerite Elaine Shemwell
March 7, 1985 (Age 76 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Harris Wade Shemwell
September 13, 1987 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Harris Wade Shemwell
1987 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemetery
Death of a husbandJohn Monroe Ellis Jr.
October 29, 1989 (Age 80 years)

Death of a half-sisterGradie Odella Shemwell
August 3, 1991 (Age 82 years)
Burial of a half-sisterGradie Odella Shemwell
1991 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Flat Lick Cemetery
Death June 3, 1994 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemetery
Last change July 12, 201714:21:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
elder sister
4 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
John Harris Wade Shemwell
Birth: June 17, 1914 51 34Sheridan, Grant, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 13, 1987Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Father’s family with Lela Bell Hancock - View this family
father
step-mother
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
half-sister
Family with John Monroe Ellis Jr. - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage:
Family with Ralph Austin Worley - View this family
husband
Ralph Austin Worley
Birth: November 18, 1912Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Death: June 22, 1980Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
herself
daughter
Carolyn Ernestine Worley
Birth: September 5, 1935 22 26Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Death: September 5, 1935Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
daughter
Private

Bernice Lorraine Shemwell has 8 first cousins recorded

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

Fairview, Custer, Colorado

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
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

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Linnie Bell Ralls - Household

Jordan St. Shreveport, Caddo, La

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
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

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