The Shemwell Family

Ira Louis EllisAge: 77 years18691946

Name
Ira Louis Ellis
Given names
Ira Louis
Surname
Ellis
Birth May 8, 1869
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869

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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageCassandra Ruth “Sandy” CarrView this family
November 1, 1892 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Vera Clair Ellis
November 25, 1893 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Edna May Ellis
July 23, 1895 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Thomas Marshall Ellis
June 9, 1897 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 28 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
MarriageLucy Evelyn StagnerView this family
April 12, 1906 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Reva E Ellis
February 7, 1907 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Geneva Ianthia Ellis
May 8, 1911 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Verna Aline Ellis
May 14, 1916 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 46 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
#7Ira Louis Ellis Jr.
October 18, 1918 (Age 49 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 47 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 48 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/
Birth of a son
#8William H Ellis
November 2, 1921 (Age 52 years)
Death of a daughterEdna May Ellis
September 3, 1922 (Age 53 years)
Cause: Gunshot - Accidental
Note: Had no doctor. Instant death from accidental discharge of shot gun in hands of 8 year old boy (Troy Shemwell)
Burial of a daughterEdna May Ellis
September 4, 1922 (Age 53 years)
Cemetery: Standing Rock Cemetery
Marriage of a childEarl Harvey KillebrewReva E EllisView this family
May 11, 1924 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childEdgar Lafayette HinsonGeneva Ianthia EllisView this family
January 22, 1928 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 60 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 wifeLucy Evelyn Stagner
July 6, 1944 (Age 75 years)
Burial of a wifeLucy Evelyn Stagner
July 8, 1944 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 72 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
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 76 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 September 2, 1946 (Age 77 years)
Burial September 3, 1946 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Standing Rock Cemetery
Last change June 27, 201900:12:37

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Lucy Evelyn Stagner - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 12, 1906Stewart, Tennessee, United States
10 months
daughter
Reva E Ellis
Birth: February 7, 1907 37 28Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 9, 1996Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
daughter
Geneva Ianthia Ellis
Birth: May 8, 1911 42 32Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 12, 1982Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
5 years
daughter
Verna Aline Ellis
Birth: May 14, 1916 47 37Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 8, 1996Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
2 years
son
3 years
son
William H Ellis
Birth: November 2, 1921 52 42Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 19, 1963Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Family with Cassandra Ruth “Sandy” Carr - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 1, 1892Stewart, Tennessee, United States
13 months
daughter
Vera Clair Ellis
Birth: November 25, 1893 24 19Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 24, 1955Sheffield, Colbert, Alabama, United States
20 months
daughter
Edna May Ellis
Birth: July 23, 1895 26 21Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 3, 1922Bumpus Mills, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
23 months
son
Thomas Marshall Ellis
Birth: June 9, 1897 28 23Tennessee, United States
Death: April 10, 1962Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States
Samuel J Bumpus + Lucy Evelyn Stagner - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: July 28, 1903Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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