The Shemwell Family

Wilkerson C Miller1824

Name
Wilkerson C Miller
Given names
Wilkerson C
Surname
Miller
Birth 1824
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 8 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 11 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriageElizabeth ShemwellView this family
April 17, 1845 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Francis M Miller
May 13, 1847 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2William H Miller
October 11, 1848 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 22 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Census August 5, 1850 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary H Miller
March 14, 1853 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Louisa Margaret Miller
May 1859 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 33 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census August 29, 1860 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 37 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 43 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 43 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#5George S Miller
calculated 1868 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 45 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 August 1, 1870 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJohn J JacksonLouisa Margaret MillerView this family
August 31, 1876 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam H MillerSarah E RandallView this family
November 16, 1876 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Rosa B Jackson
June 1878 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 54 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 grandson
#2Joseph Nathaniel Miller
January 8, 1879 (Age 55 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Myrtle Viola Miller
July 30, 1881 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mary Maude Jackson
October 21, 1883 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Winiford “Mimmie” Miller
July 1885 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childFrancis M MillerLouise N Howe View this family
about 1885 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6Stella E Jackson
July 1888 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Fannie Miller
October 1888 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Lucy Henley Miller
December 11, 1889 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Clarence Miller
February 1897 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 74 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
Birth of a grandson
#10Leonard Miller
about 1902 (Age 78 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Shemwell
1903 (Age 79 years) Age: 77
Burial of a wifeElizabeth Shemwell
1903 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Note: Grave unmarked - listed with Lot Number.
Death of a sonWilliam H Miller
November 18, 1915 (Age 91 years)
Death of a granddaughterMyrtle Viola Miller
February 25, 1916 (Age 92 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 92 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 93 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
Death of a sonFrancis M Miller
December 10, 1918 (Age 94 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 94 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 105 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
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Last change March 23, 201811:47:38

by: Barry Shemwell