The Shemwell Family

Laura Emily “Emma” BlackwellAge: 80 years18851965

Name
Laura Emily “Emma” Blackwell
Given names
Laura Emily
Nickname
Emma
Surname
Blackwell
Married name
Laura Emily Shemwell
Birth September 16, 1885
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 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 1, 1900 (Age 14 years)
Religious marriageMarcus Delumuel ShemwellView this family
April 6, 1904 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Thomas O Shemwell
September 20, 1905 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sonThomas O Shemwell
February 1, 1906 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Laura Mabel Shemwell
June 22, 1907 (Age 21 years)
Census April 27, 1910 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3Marcus D Shemwell
August 22, 1910 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4George William Shemwell
May 8, 1912 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sonGeorge William Shemwell
August 15, 1913 (Age 27 years)
Cause: Tuberculous
Birth of a daughter
#5Vera Orine Shemwell
June 10, 1914 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#6Clarence Aaron “Pud” Shemwell
January 13, 1917 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Raymond Woodson Penrod
September 20, 1918 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 31 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 32 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 14, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#7James E Shemwell
June 9, 1921 (Age 35 years)
Death of a sonJames E Shemwell
September 6, 1922 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Robert Clinton Penrod
March 13, 1923 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Margaret E Shemwell
August 10, 1923 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Virgie Eugene Penrod
January 2, 1927 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 44 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 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Phineas Elwood “Bill Joe” Penrod
August 23, 1933 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Shelby Lee Penrod
April 11, 1936 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Darrell Ray Penrod
July 28, 1937 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Shirley Ann Penrod
April 19, 1938 (Age 52 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Margaret Joyce “Jan” Penrod
August 11, 1940 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Geraldean Penrod
October 31, 1941 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Coy Hugh Penrod
April 22, 1943 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Judy K Penrod
November 3, 1944 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Brenda Lois Penrod
December 8, 1946 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Gayla Penrod Penrod
April 10, 1948 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 64 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 sisterMary Elizabeth Blackwell
January 14, 1954 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 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 November 21, 1965 (Age 80 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Jackson Cemetery
Last change August 1, 201714:09:59

by: Barry Shemwell
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husband
herself
Marriage: April 6, 1904Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
17 months
son
Thomas O Shemwell
Birth: September 20, 1905 21 20Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 1, 1906Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
daughter
3 years
son
Marcus D Shemwell
Birth: August 22, 1910 26 24Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 29, 1992Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
son
George William Shemwell
Birth: May 8, 1912 28 26Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 15, 1913Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
Clarence Aaron “Pud” Shemwell
Birth: January 13, 1917 32 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 6, 1980Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
son
James E Shemwell
Birth: June 9, 1921 37 35Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 6, 1922Beech Creek, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
daughter
Margaret E Shemwell
Birth: August 10, 1923 39 37Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 15, 2000Belleville, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Laura Emily “Emma” Blackwell has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Samuel A Shemwell - Household

Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, USA

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
S ShemwellheadWMMay 187129M1--KYKYKYFarmer
Mary ShemwellwifeWFSep 187326M111KYTNTN
Clarice D ShemwelldaughterWFSep 18998mS---KYKYKY
Pairlee Shemwellelder sisterWFDec 186732S---KYKYKY
Mattie Shemwellyounger sisterWFMar 187426S---KYKYKY
Emma Blackwellsister in lawWFSep 187514S---KYTNTN
Marcus ShemwellnephewWMJan 187416S---KYKYKYFarmer

Notes: Year on census is incorrect for Emma & Marcus

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Marcus D Shemwell - Household

Drakesboro & Beeck Creek Rd. Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Shemwell, Marcus DheadMW26M6KYKYKYMinerCoal Mine
Shemwell, L EmilywifeFW24M621KYTNTN
Shemwell, ThomassonMW4SKYKYKY
Blackwell, DelmerneiceFW7SKYKYKY

Next door to Aunt Mattie - Thomas is a mistake, it must be Mabel.

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Marcus D Shemwell - Household

Skilesville, Muhlenberg, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Shemwell, MarcusheadMW37MKYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Shemwell, EmilywifeFW35MKYKYKY
Shemwell, MabeldaughterFW13SKYKYKY
Shemwell, Marcus DsonMW10SKYKYKY
Shemwell, VeradaughterFW6SKYKYKY
Shemwell, AaronsonMW3-3mSKYKYKY

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Marcus D. Shemwell - Household

Dist. 2 Muhlenberg, Kentucky

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Marcus D. ShemwellheadMW46M20KYKYKYMinerCoal mine
Laura Emily BlackwellwifeFW44M18KYTNTN
Vera Orine ShemwelldaughterFW15S-KYKYKY
Clarence A. ShemwellsonMW13S-KYKYKY
Margaret E. ShemwelldaughterFW6S-KYKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Marcus D Shemwell - Household

Unincorporated mining camp Muhlenberg, KY

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Shemwell, MarcusheadMW56MKYSame PlaceConstructionW.P.A.
Shemwell, EmilywifeFW54MKYSame Place
Shemwell, AaronsonMW23SKYSame PlaceMinerCoal Mine
Shemwell, MargarettedaughterFW16SKYSame Place