The Shemwell Family

Victor Murdoch ShemwellAge: 81 years19131994

Name
Victor Murdoch Shemwell
Given names
Victor Murdoch
Surname
Shemwell
Birth June 14, 1913 25 21
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 2 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 3 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 4 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/
Death of a sisterMadge Shemwell
before 1920 (Age 6 years)

Census January 13, 1920 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 11 years)
Cause: Suicide
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 16 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 10, 1930 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJosephine “Josie” Gibbs
November 15, 1940 (Age 27 years)
Military
WW2 Draft
1942 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 28 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
Death of a fatherErnest E Shemwell
March 23, 1950 (Age 36 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherAlice Lenora Scott
November 26, 1950 (Age 37 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 36 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 motherLenora A Huddleston
1966 (Age 52 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 32 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 July 9, 1994 (Age 81 years)
Last change July 29, 201915:36:36

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: September 1, 1910Massac, Illinois, United States
10 months
elder sister
elder sister
Madge Shemwell
Birth: July 3, 1911 23 19McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: before 1920
23 months
himself
Victor Murdoch Shemwell
Birth: June 14, 1913 25 21Melber, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 9, 1994Polk, Florida, United States

Victor Murdoch Shemwell has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ernest E Shemwell - Household

1156 North Blvd East Baton Rouge, Louisiana

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, ErnestheadMW33MKYTNKYRetail merchantGeneral Merchandise
Shemwell, LenorawifeFW27MKYKYKYSales womanGeneral Merchandise
Shemwell, ErnestinedaughterFW9SKYKYKY
Shemwell, VictorsonMW6SKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Ernest E Shemwell - Household

1609 Anderson Ave Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Shemwell, Ernest EheadMW42M22KYKYKYAuditorMercaantile Co.
Shemwell, LenorawifeFW37M17KYKYKYRetail clerk
Shemwell, Ernestine LdaughterFW19SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Victor MsonMW17SKYKYKY
Huddleston, Alice Lmother in lawFW58M18KYKYKY
Huddleston, Scott Tbrother in lawMW26SKYKYKYTruck DriverHighway Express