The Shemwell Family

William H MillerAge: 67 years18481915

Name
William H Miller
Given names
William H
Surname
Miller
Birth October 11, 1848 24 22
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 21 months)
Birth of a sisterMary H Miller
March 14, 1853 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterLouisa Margaret Miller
May 1859 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 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 11 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 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 18 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 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherGeorge S Miller
calculated 1868 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 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 of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Shemwell
after July 1870 (Age 21 years)
Census August 1, 1870 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Gorrell
August 22, 1873 (Age 24 years)

MarriageSarah E RandallView this family
November 16, 1876 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 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
#1Joseph Nathaniel Miller
January 8, 1879 (Age 30 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Myrtle Viola Miller
July 30, 1881 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Winiford “Mimmie” Miller
July 1885 (Age 36 years)
Death of a wifeSarah E Randall
May 4, 1887 (Age 38 years)
Burial of a wifeSarah E Randall
May 5, 1887 (Age 38 years)
Address: Elk City, Kansas
Cemetery: White Cemetery
Census March 1, 1895 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 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 9, 1900 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Edith Barrow
May 12, 1901 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJames Harrison “Harry” BarrowMyrtle Viola MillerView this family
calculated 1901 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Elmer Loyd Barrow
April 6, 1903 (Age 54 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Shemwell
1903 (Age 54 years) Age: 77
Birth of a grandson
#3Ernest Clyde Barrow
January 24, 1904 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Joseph Lawrence Miller
1905 (Age 56 years)
Census March 1, 1905 (Age 56 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 61 years)
Death November 18, 1915 (Age 67 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery
Note: Plot: Section 6
Note: Shares a headstone with daughter, Myrtle V. Miller Barrow
Last change March 24, 201811:59:15

by: Barry Shemwell