The Shemwell Family

Mary Katherine ShemwellAge: 76 years18641941

Name
Mary Katherine Shemwell
Given names
Mary Katherine
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Mary Katherine Fulkerson
Married name
Mary Katherine O'Neal
Birth October 30, 1864 32 39
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane “Nannie” Shemwell
August 29, 1868 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 4 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 5 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 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 1, 1880 (Age 15 years)
MarriageJesse Alvis FulkersonView this family
June 2, 1898 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 motherMartha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
before 1900 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 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 brotherJohn L Shemwell
December 8, 1917 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 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 53 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 fatherSamuel Black Shemwell
December 22, 1921 (Age 57 years)
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Name:S. B. Shemwell
Death of a brotherJoseph H “Joe” Shemwell
August 20, 1924 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterRuth Ellen “Ruthie” Shemwell
February 23, 1926 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherJames Washington Shemwell
September 26, 1926 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 64 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
Death of a brotherSamuel M Shemwell
August 17, 1935 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Jane “Nannie” Shemwell
October 1, 1936 (Age 71 years)
Death March 29, 1941 (Age 76 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Last change January 16, 201611:20:32

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 25, 1851Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
20 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Joseph H “Joe” Shemwell
Birth: December 1858 26 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 20, 1924Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
3 years
herself
Mary Katherine Shemwell
Birth: October 30, 1864 32 39Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 29, 1941Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Nancy Jane “Nannie” Shemwell
Birth: August 29, 1868 36 43Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1936Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Jesse Alvis Fulkerson - View this family
husband
Jesse Alvis Fulkerson
Birth: February 27, 1868Echols, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 22, 1953Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
herself
Mary Katherine Shemwell
Birth: October 30, 1864 32 39Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 29, 1941Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: June 2, 1898Ohio, Kentucky, United States

Mary Katherine Shemwell has 44 first cousins recorded

Father's family (39)

Parents John Franklin Driskell + Barbara Jane Shemwell
4F A Driskell1855
Parents John L Tabb + Martha Ellen Shemwell
1Thomas W Tabb18471906
3Mary Jane Tabb18521917
4John R Tabb18561945
5Joseph Warner Tabb18561933
6Susan E Tabb1859
Parents William Pidcock + Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Parents John Franklin Driskell + Nancy Isabella Shemwell
Parents William Henry Shemwell + Elizabeth Jane Tomerlin
3Leroy J Shemwell18581906
4James H Shemwell18611906
7Mattie V Shemwell18741914
Parents John Pidcock + Mary Ann Shemwell
3Miranda E Pidcock18631900
Parents John Patrick Shemwell Jr. + Mary Hester Sherrod
2Willie Shemwell18711875
3Etta Bell Shemwell18721942
Parents James Lewis Shemwell + Eliza Ann “Lizia” Latham
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Black Shemwell - Household

4th Pct. Paradise, Muhlenberg Ky.

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplace
Samuel Black Shemwell37MWCoal MinerKY
Martha Jane 44FWKeeping HouseKY
Ruthie E. Shemwell17FWKY
Drusilla F. Shemwell16FWKY
John L. Shemwell15MWKY
Joseph H. Shemwell11MWKY
James Washington Shemwell13MWKY
Samuel M. Shemwell8MWKY
Mary Katherine Shemwell5FWKY
Nancy Jane Shemwell1FWKY
Mary C. Shemwell25FBHouse ServantKY
Susan S. Shemwell18FBKY

Notes: Mary C. & Susan S. Shemwell are Black.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel Black Shemwell - Household

Paradise, Muhlenberg, Ky

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
S B ShemwellWM47headM29FarmerKYNCNC
Marttie G ShemwellWF56wifeM29Keeping houseSpinal S?KYKYNC
Drusilla F ShemwellWF27daughterS-KYKYKY
Joseph ShemwellWM21sonS-KYKYKY
Mary C A ShemwellWF15daughterS-UNKKYKY
Nancy J ShemwellWF11daughterS-KYKYKY

Notes: 2 doors down from John