The Shemwell Family

John Harris Wade ShemwellAge: 73 years19141987

Name
John Harris Wade Shemwell
Given names
John Harris Wade
Surname
Shemwell
Birth June 17, 1914 51 34
Death of a fatherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 6 months)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 18 months)

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 2 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 3 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 5 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 15 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 15 years)
Birth of a son
#1John William “J W” Shemwell Sr.
October 2, 1938 (Age 24 years)
Census April 8, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 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 35 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 54 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
July 17, 1970 (Age 56 years)
Burial of a brotherJoseph Carlton “Joe” Shemwell
1970 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Keithville Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 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 sisterMarguerite Elaine Shemwell
March 7, 1985 (Age 70 years)
Death September 13, 1987 (Age 73 years)
Burial 1987 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: Forest Park Cemetery
Last change July 12, 201717:26:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
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 Mary Adair Yeiser - View this family
himself
John Harris Wade Shemwell
Birth: June 17, 1914 51 34Sheridan, Grant, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 13, 1987Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
wife
son
Private
daughter
Private
son
John William “J W” Shemwell Sr.
Birth: October 2, 1938 24 26Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Death: December 5, 2013Lufkin, Angelina, Louisiana, United States
son
Private

John Harris Wade Shemwell has 8 first cousins recorded

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.