The Shemwell Family

Nathan Samuel MaxwellAge: 62 years18661929

Nathan Samuel Maxwell
Given names
Nathan Samuel
Birth October 30, 1866

MarriageLuna GardnerView this family

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 months)
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 2 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 -
Birth of a son
#1William Jesse “Buck” Maxwell
September 4, 1908 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 50 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 51 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 February 16, 1929 (Age 62 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
Last change May 23, 201813:52:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Luna Gardner - View this family
Luna Gardner
Birth: January 17, 1879Kentucky, United States
Death: October 15, 1952Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States

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