The Shemwell Family

George F GlennAge: 18 years18561874

Name
George F Glenn
Given names
George F
Surname
Glenn
Birth March 17, 1856 32 27

Birth of a brotherJames W Glenn
1858 (Age 21 months)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 9 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a brotherMiles Glenn
1860 (Age 3 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas S Sherrod
about 1860 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 5 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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
Death August 29, 1874 (Age 18 years)