The Shemwell Family

Beverly Belmont EllisAge: 83 years18611944

Name
Beverly Belmont Ellis
Given names
Beverly Belmont
Surname
Ellis
Birth October 17, 1861 36 26
MarriageRosella “Rose” BlackView this family
unknown

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
Birth of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 15, 1865 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 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 55 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 56 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 brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 57 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 10, 1928 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 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 3, 1930 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
1938 (Age 76 years)
Address: 2602 Autumn
Burial of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
April 4, 1938 (Age 76 years)
Address: Plot: Section B Single (West part of Section B)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 80 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
Death December 12, 1944 (Age 83 years)
Cause of death: Carcinoma of the throat
Burial
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 22, 201712:36:15

by: Barry Shemwell