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 sisterSusan Shemwell
before 1910 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterAnn C 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
Father’s family with Martha Cherry - View this family
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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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Thomas W. Shemwell - Household

Cadiz, Trigg, KY

NameAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
T W Shemwell60MWBrickmasonKentucky, USA
M Shemwell30FWKentucky, USA
E D Shemwell7FWKentucky, USA
J A Shemwell5MWKentucky, USA
T A Shemwell3MWKentucky, USA
J Shemwell1MWKentucky, USA

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Thomas W. Shemwell - Household

Roaring Springs, Trigg, Kentucky, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Shemwell, Thomas W68MWBrickmasonTN
Shemwell, Milly39FWKeeping houseKY
Shemwell, Elizabeth16FWTN
Shemwell, John A14MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Thomas12MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Joseph10MWWorks on farmKY
Shemwell, Alice8FWKY
Shemwell, Mahala6FWKY
Shemwell, Henry E3MWKY
Shemwell, Ann1FWKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Mason Shemwell - Household

Clinton Road Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, JamesheadMW60MKYGAKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, JosiewifeFW54MTNMSKY
Shemwell, VeradaughterFW21SKYKYTN
Shemwell, T Helder brotherMW62SKYGAKYFarmerFarm

Joseph is listed as "James" and Thomas Allen is T H. ? -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Mahala May “Ella” Shemwell - Household

Trigg, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Shemwell, EllaheadFW66SKYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, Thomas Aelder brotherMW72SKYKYKYRetiredFarmer
Shemwell, LoydnephewMW20M20KYKYKYFarmerGeneral farm
Shemwell, IvaneiceFW20M20KYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Sephus Mansfield Simmons - Household

County Line Road McCracken, Ky

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Simmons, Sephus MheadMW69MKYSame houseFarmerfarm
Cruse, M LethawifeFW59MKYSame house
Shemwell, Tom ALodgerMW82SKYRMcCrackenKY

Death
Never Married