The Shemwell Family

Mildred F “Millie” EllisAge: 86 years18581944

Name
Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Given names
Mildred F
Surname
Ellis
Nickname
Millie
Birth November 1, 1858 33 23
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census September 10, 1860 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a brotherBeverly Belmont Ellis
October 17, 1861 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 15, 1865 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 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 8 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 11 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 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 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 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 58 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 59 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 60 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census February 5, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherEdgar DeWitt Ellis
September 10, 1928 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 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 71 years)
Death of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
1938 (Age 79 years)
Address: 2602 Autumn
Burial of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
April 4, 1938 (Age 79 years)
Address: Plot: Section B Single (West part of Section B)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherBeverly Belmont Ellis
December 12, 1944 (Age 86 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of the throat
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 83 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 17, 1944 (Age 86 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 22, 201717:37:35

by: Barry Shemwell