The Shemwell Family

John Thaddeus EllisAge: 68 years18511919

Name
John Thaddeus Ellis
Given names
John Thaddeus
Surname
Ellis
Birth April 1851 26 16
Birth of a brotherCharles V “Charlie” Ellis
1853 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a brotherRobert L Ellis Jr.
1855 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMildred F “Millie” Ellis
November 1, 1858 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

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 9 years)
Birth of a brotherBeverly Belmont Ellis
October 17, 1861 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 14 years)
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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 15 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 18 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 18 years)

MarriageIda C CrenshawView this family
November 13, 1872 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Bessie E Ellis
December 1874 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Florian Ellis
September 16, 1876 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Everett Ellis
May 20, 1878 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#4Newton B Ellis
November 14, 1879 (Age 28 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Everett Ellis
July 3, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ida Inez Ellis
November 15, 1882 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sonJohn Florian Ellis
August 25, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Death of a daughterIda Inez Ellis
November 19, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6John T Ellis Jr.
January 1885 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Grace Louise Ellis
May 1887 (Age 36 years)
Death of a wifeIda C Crenshaw
August 20, 1891 (Age 40 years)
MarriageGrace M CrenshawView this family
October 19, 1892 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Alice Ida Deeson
November 22, 1895 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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
Death of a wifeGrace M Crenshaw
September 4, 1898 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Elizabeth Deeson
August 14, 1899 (Age 48 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 49 years)
MarriageLucy JusticeView this family
July 8, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Marietta Ellis
October 3, 1902 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sonJohn T Ellis Jr.
December 8, 1904 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Louise Deeson
April 5, 1905 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Thelma Ellis
estimated 1909 (Age 57 years)
Death of a daughterBessie E Ellis
April 21, 1909 (Age 58 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a son
#10Robert L Ellis
August 17, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sonRobert L Ellis
December 27, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Address: 1161 Peabody Ave
Cause: Congenitial heart disease
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 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 66 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 October 16, 1919 (Age 68 years)
Burial October 17, 1919 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Last change December 17, 201712:49:28

by: Barry Shemwell