The Shemwell Family

Rev. Roland W ShemwellAge: 58 years18671926

Name
Rev. Roland W Shemwell
Name prefix
Rev.
Given names
Roland W
Surname
Shemwell
Birth November 21, 1867 60 37
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherRev. Martin Luther Shemwell
April 17, 1869 (Age 16 months)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 13 months)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Address: Dist. 4
Death of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
May 24, 1874 (Age 6 years)
Burial of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
after May 24, 1874 (Age 6 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a fatherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Death of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
June 1, 1885 (Age 17 years)

Burial of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
after June 1, 1885 (Age 17 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Census 1891 (Age 23 years)
Address: District 4
Death of a half-brotherAllen James Shemwell
January 12, 1892 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Chronic hepatitis
Death of a motherElizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
October 20, 1895 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 25, 1900 (Age 32 years)
MarriageHettie Boyd “Etta” LaymanView this family
October 3, 1900 (Age 32 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Shemwell
May 25, 1901 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#1Granbury Dabney “Uncle Dow” Shemwell
July 27, 1901 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#2McMarion Shemwell
January 28, 1904 (Age 36 years)

Death of a sonMcMarion Shemwell
October 14, 1904 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sisterIowa Shemwell
September 1905 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#3Hubert Roland Shemwell
August 5, 1907 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Annie Katherine Shemwell
January 3, 1909 (Age 41 years)
Census May 7, 1910 (Age 42 years)
Occupation
Methodist Minister Circuit Rider
1912 (Age 44 years)
Note: Pastor-Hickory Grove Church-June 1912
Death of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 47 years)
Burial of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 1915 (Age 47 years)
Cemetery: Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 50 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 2, 1920 (Age 52 years)
Address: Stotesbury Township
Birth of a grandson
#1Kenneth Dabney “Skeets” Shemwell
February 24, 1921 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2David Roland Shemwell Sr.
February 2, 1923 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Hall Shemwell
February 22, 1924 (Age 56 years)
Death August 24, 1926 (Age 58 years)
Cause of death: Diabetes
Burial August 26, 1926 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Laurel Oak Cemetery
Last change March 3, 201809:34:43

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Not married: about 1860
-5 years
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
Iowa Shemwell
Birth: March 12, 1860 52 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 1905Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
9 months
elder brother
Thomas Douglas Shemwell
Birth: June 10, 1863 56 32Tennessee, United States
Death: February 13, 1948Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder sister
Mary Ann Shemwell
Birth: May 19, 1865 58 34Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1936Big Rock, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
himself
17 months
younger brother
Rev. Martin Luther Shemwell
Birth: April 17, 1869 61 38Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 20, 1947Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States
Father’s family with Martha Sinnot - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 1836
3 years
half-sister
Elizabeth Shemwell
Birth: 1838 30 28New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 25, 1901New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
3 years
half-brother
Allen James Shemwell
Birth: 1840 32 30Louisiana, United States
Death: January 12, 1892Louisiana, United States
5 years
half-brother
Frank H Shemwell
Birth: 1844 36 34New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: June 1, 1885
3 years
half-sister
Mary Alice Shemwell
Birth: December 17, 1846 39 36New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: May 24, 1874New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Family with Hettie Boyd “Etta” Layman - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 3, 1900Grayson, Kentucky, United States
10 months
son
3 years
son
McMarion Shemwell
Birth: January 28, 1904 36 28
Death: October 14, 1904Illinois, United States
4 years
son
Hubert Roland Shemwell
Birth: August 5, 1907 39 31Greene, Missouri, United States
Death: January 12, 1990Missouri, United States
17 months
daughter
Annie Katherine Shemwell
Birth: January 3, 1909 41 33Pineville, McDonald, Missouri, United States
Death: July 14, 1999Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States

Rev. Roland W Shemwell has 42 first cousins recorded

Father's family (42)

Parents Allen James “A J” Shemwell + Elizabeth N Lassiter
Parents Samuel Hester + Eleanor Kittrell Shemwell
2Henry James Hester18291905
3Howel Hester1830
Parents Thomas Charles Hewell + Mary Lucinda Shemwell
3Edward Boyd Hewell18421900
Parents Zachariah Thomas “Z T” Shemwell + Elizabeth “Betsey” Evans
1Joseph H Shemwell18391886
3John Elam Shemwell18461890
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Elizabeth Nolin
Parents Dr. James Jackson “J J” Shemwell + Olivia “Ollie” McCauley
1James H Shemwell18491900
2Edward Shemwell18541917
7Emma Jane Shemwell18641944
Parents Joseph B Clardy + Emily Ellen Shemwell
2Athalia E Clardy18471923
4Ellen C Clardy18521855
6Elizabeth Clardy18641870
Parents David Mushet + Mary Alice Shemwell
1Kate Mushet18481932

Mother's family (0)

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Harrison Higgs Shemwell - Household

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Harrison Shemwell63MWFarmerKY
Elizabeth Shemwell39FWKeeping houseTN
Henry Shemwell15MWFarm HandTN
Iowa Shemwell10FWat homeTN
Joseph Shemwell8MWTN
Thomas Shemwell7MWTN
Mary Shemwell5FWTN
Roland Shemwell3MWTN
Luther Shemwell4MWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth Shemwell - Household

Dist. 4 Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Liz ShemwellWF49HeadM26Keeping HouseTNNCNC
Henry H ShemwellMuM25sonS-FarmerTNTNTN
Iowa ShemwellMuF20daughterS-TNTNTN
Joseph ShemwellMuM19sonS-TNTNTN
Thomas ShemwellMuM17sonS-TNTNTN
Mary S ShemwellMuF15daughterS-TNTNTN
Roland ShemwellMuM12sonS-TNKYTN
Martin L ShemwellMuM11sonS-TNKYTN

Notes: Enum Dist. 155

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Roland W Shemwell - Household

Exeter, Barry, Missouri

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHLCHBBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Shemwell, Roland W headMW42M10TNKYTNClergymanM E Church
Shemwell, EttawifeFW33M1043KYKYKY
Shemwell, DabneysonMW8SKYTNKY
Shemwell, Hubert RsonMW2SMOTNKY
Shemwell, Anna OdaughterFW1-4mSMOTNKY

Occupation
Pastor-Hickory Grove Church-June 1912 Pastor-Grand Tower, Jackson, Illinois Methodist Minister-Grand Tower, Jackson, Illinois
Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Rev. Roland W Shemwell - Household

Henry, Vernon, MO

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, Roland WheadMW52MTNIrelandIrishTNPreacherChurch
Shemwell, Hettie BwifeFW44MKYKYKY
Shemwell, Hubert RsonMW12SMOTNKY
Shemwell, Anna KdaughterFW11SMOTNKY

Says Rowlands father was born in Ireland