The Shemwell Family

Willie Fossie ShemwellAge: 82 years18841967

Willie Fossie Shemwell
Given names
Willie Fossie
Married name
Willie Fossie Melton
Birth January 20, 1884 39 38

Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth “Betsey” Evans
estimated January 25, 1884 (Age 5 days)

Note: Her death date is unknown, it was believed to be 25 Jan 1884 but her will was dated in 1889.
Death of a fatherThomas Henry “Tom” Shemwell
April 1, 1886 (Age 2 years)
Address: District 4
Birth of a sisterTommie Sarah Shemwell
July 10, 1886 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherSarah Margaret “Sally” Elam
October 24, 1887 (Age 3 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 14 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 16 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Anne “Lizzie” Shemwell
July 27, 1906 (Age 22 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sisterTommie Sarah Shemwell
July 23, 1913 (Age 29 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 31 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 32 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 33 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 45 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
MarriageLeonard Martin MeltonView this family
December 23, 1933 (Age 49 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 57 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 -
Death of a husbandLeonard Martin Melton
June 18, 1948 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel Allen Shemwell
July 9, 1948 (Age 64 years)
Burial of a brotherSamuel Allen Shemwell
1948 (Age 63 years)
Cemetery: Powell Cemetery
Death of a sisterSusan Evans “Sudie” Shemwell
April 19, 1953 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Acute pancreatitis
Burial of a sisterSusan Evans “Sudie” Shemwell
April 20, 1953 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Smith Cemetery
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 65 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 61 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. -
Death January 1, 1967 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Saint Louis Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 13, 1869Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
Mary Lelia Shemwell
Birth: October 11, 1878 34 32Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1973Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder sister
3 years
3 years
younger sister
Family with Leonard Martin Melton - View this family
Marriage: December 23, 1933
Leonard Martin Melton + Mary A Clark - View this family
husband’s wife
15 months

Willie Fossie Shemwell has 3 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Anderson Worley - Household

Hurricane, Tolu, Ky.

James A. WorleyheadWMDec 186435M3--KYTNTNFarm laborer
Elizabeth A. WorleywifeWFFeb 187030M321TNTNTN
Samuel M. WorleysonWMJan 19005mS---KYKYTN
Fossie W Shemwellsister-in-lawWFJan 188416S---TNTNTNAt School

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Anderson Worley - Household

Tolu, Crittenden, Ky

James A WorleyheadMW45W---KYTNTNEngineer? Mill
Myrl WorleysonMW10S---KYKYTN
James E WorleysonMW7S---KYKYTN
Bernice M WorleydaughterFW5S---KYKYTN
Fossie Shemwellsister-in-lawFW25S---TNTNTN