The Shemwell Family

Marvin Shemwell ThomasAge: 84 years19081993

Name
Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Given names
Marvin Shemwell
Surname
Thomas
Birth May 25, 1908 59 39
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 22 months)
Death of a fatherJohn Risden Thomas
May 22, 1915 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 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 8 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 9 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 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 8, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 31 years)
Military
WW2 Draft
October 16, 1940 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 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 motherIda May Shemwell
May 2, 1954 (Age 45 years)
Death of a half-brotherJames Reid Hall
October 1, 1956 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 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 of a wifeHazel Julia Allen
January 22, 1983 (Age 74 years)
Death April 8, 1993 (Age 84 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery
Last change April 12, 201614:44:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 21, 1904Rowan, North Carolina, United States
17 months
elder brother
Phillip Thomas
Birth: 1905 55 36Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1906Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
himself
Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Birth: May 25, 1908 59 39Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 8, 1993Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Father’s family with Elizabeth B Rideoutte - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-sister
Mother’s family with Christopher Maxy Hall - View this family
step-father
Christopher Maxy Hall
Birth: December 25, 1867North Carolina, United States
Death: March 24, 1900North Carolina, United States
mother
Marriage: December 10, 1894Rowan, North Carolina, United States
9 months
half-brother
James Reid Hall
Birth: August 31, 1895 27 26Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 1, 1956Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Family with Hazel Julia Allen - View this family
himself
Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Birth: May 25, 1908 59 39Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 8, 1993Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
wife
Hazel Julia Allen
Birth: September 9, 1912Davie, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 22, 1983Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
daughter
Private
son
Private

Marvin Shemwell Thomas has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John R Thomas - Household

Salisbury Rowan NC

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
John R ThomasheadMW61M6--NCNCNCMachinistRail Road Shop
Ida M ThomaswifeFW40M644NCNCNC
Ethel ThomasdaughterFW20S---NCNCNCMilliver?Retail Dry Goods
James Reid Hallstep sonMW15S---NCNCNC
Marvin ThomassonMW2S---NCNCNC

Notes: Says John has 4 children - 3 living - both are 2nd Marriage

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Nancy Lugenia Shemwell - Household

Salisbury Rowan NC

NameRelationAssetsSexRaceAgeMCAgMEduBPFBPMBPNLYOIN/AEng?OccupationIndustryEmployVetWar
Nannie L AreyheadFW72W20NCNCNC
Harry L AreysonMW29D21NCNCNCBook keeperCotton Mill
Ida M Hallyounger sisterFW60W25NCNCNC
Marvin S HallnephewMW20S-NCNCNC
Sarah CookservantFB36W-SCSCSCCookPrivate family

Notes: Harry is divorced, Nannie - Ida are widowed, says Marvin is niece but male and he is a Thomas not a Hall. -b