The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Frances1831

Elizabeth Frances
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Wright
Birth about 1831
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 12 months)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 15 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
MarriageWilliam Riley WrightView this family
March 1, 1854 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Jennie Ann Wright
March 16, 1857 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 26 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#2William Henry Wright
December 6, 1861 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 30 years)

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 -
Birth of a son
#3Amos Grant Wright
December 5, 1867 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 36 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 36 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 38 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
DivorceWilliam Riley WrightView this family
before 1880 (Age 49 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 67 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 -
Marriage of a childAmos Grant WrightEmma Annie ShemwellView this family
December 24, 1902 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John Riley Wright
November 14, 1904 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Birdie Emmaline Wright
March 24, 1907 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Ruby Elizabeth Wright
July 23, 1909 (Age 78 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William Amos “Willie” Wright
March 21, 1913 (Age 82 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Ivan Wright
October 16, 1915 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 85 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Maggie Evelyn Wright
July 17, 1918 (Age 87 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 86 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 87 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 -
Death of a granddaughterMaggie Evelyn Wright
November 22, 1919 (Age 88 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Allen Grant Wright
October 17, 1920 (Age 89 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Henry Wright
January 21, 1923 (Age 92 years)
Burial of a sonWilliam Henry Wright
January 22, 1923 (Age 92 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Carr Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 98 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

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Family with William Riley Wright - View this family
Marriage: March 1, 1854Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Divorce: before 1880
3 years
Jennie Ann Wright
Birth: March 16, 1857 27 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 30, 1943Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
William Henry Wright
Birth: December 6, 1861 31 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 21, 1923Bumpus Mills, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
6 years

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