The Shemwell Family

Thomas Allen ShemwellAge: 82 years18571940

Name
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Given names
Thomas Allen
Surname
Shemwell
Birth December 20, 1857 57 26
Birth of a brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 18 months)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census October 5, 1860 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherHenry Isaac Shemwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 9 years)
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 (Age 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew Jackson Armstrong
before December 1869 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 years)

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 12 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 13 years)
Death of a half-sisterClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElmira A McCoy
1873 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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
Death of a sisterElizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sisterAlice M Shemwell
November 20, 1907 (Age 49 years)
Death of a brotherJohn A Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 52 years)

Death of a sisterSusan Shemwell
1910 (Age 52 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam H Shemwell
December 25, 1912 (Age 55 years)

Burial of a half-brotherWilliam H Shemwell
after December 25, 1912 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Lowry Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a motherMildred Elizabeth “Millie” Armstrong
February 16, 1917 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Heart Failure
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 59 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 60 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 7, 1920 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 67 years)
Cause: Suicide
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 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 17, 1930 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
February 9, 1934 (Age 76 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 82 years)
Death April 22, 1940 (Age 82 years)
Note: Never Married
Burial
Cemetery: Owen's Chapel Cemetery
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father
mother
Marriage: January 11, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
11 months
elder brother
John A Shemwell
Birth: December 3, 1855 55 24Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1910Kentucky, United States
2 years
himself
Thomas Allen Shemwell
Birth: December 20, 1857 57 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1940McCracken, Kentucky, United States
19 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Alice M Shemwell
Birth: April 25, 1862 61 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 20, 1907Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell
Birth: May 24, 1864 63 32Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 9, 1934Trigg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
15 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
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father
step-mother
Marriage: February 5, 1835Stewart, Tennessee, United States
9 months
half-sister
10 months
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
23 months
half-brother
20 months
half-sister

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