The Shemwell Family

Martha Marie SexsonAge: 79 years18641944

Martha Marie Sexson
Given names
Martha Marie
Married name
Martha Marie Atkins
Birth September 18, 1864 42 38
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Death of a maternal grandfatherDavid Acuff
March 18, 1865 (Age 6 months)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a brotherCommodore P Sexson
February 25, 1868 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherIsaac William Sexson
November 1, 1869 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 5 years)
Death of a sisterHenrietta Jane Sexson
1878 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterElizabeth Laura Sexson
December 29, 1880 (Age 16 years)

Death of a brotherJames David Sexson
January 17, 1887 (Age 22 years)
Death of a brotherIsaac William Sexson
August 27, 1892 (Age 27 years)
Death of a fatherLemuel Boone Sexson
December 25, 1893 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 -
Death of a brotherSarah Sexson
March 14, 1899 (Age 34 years)

Death of a sisterMary Virginia Sexson
April 19, 1901 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherMary “Polly” Acuff
March 8, 1906 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherJoel Mallicoat Sexson
July 2, 1909 (Age 44 years)

Death of a brotherWinfield Scott Sexson
October 22, 1914 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 65 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherElmore Jefferson “Elmer” Sexson
February 8, 1931 (Age 66 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Joel Sexson
April 27, 1943 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 77 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death February 5, 1944 (Age 79 years)

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Marriage: March 15, 1842Monroe, Indiana, United States
4 years
elder brother
Sarah Sexson
Birth: estimated 1845 23 19Indiana, United States
Death: March 14, 1899
2 years
elder sister
Henrietta Jane Sexson
Birth: January 3, 1847 25 21Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: 1878Shelby, Illinois, United States
2 years
elder brother
Winfield Scott Sexson
Birth: February 20, 1849 27 23Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: October 22, 1914Coles, Illinois, United States
3 years
elder sister
Elizabeth Laura Sexson
Birth: March 24, 1852 30 26Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: December 29, 1880
16 months
elder brother
William Joel Sexson
Birth: July 17, 1853 31 27Greene, Indiana, United States
Death: April 27, 1943Greene, Indiana, United States
14 months
elder brother
Joel Mallicoat Sexson
Birth: September 7, 1854 32 28Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: July 2, 1909
16 months
elder brother
James David Sexson
Birth: January 15, 1856 34 30Indian Creek, Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: January 17, 1887Lenora, Norton, Kansas, United States
3 years
elder sister
Mary Virginia Sexson
Birth: August 15, 1858 36 32Indiana, United States
Death: April 19, 1901Shelby, Illinois, United States
3 years
elder brother
Elmore Jefferson “Elmer” Sexson
Birth: May 6, 1861 39 35Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: February 8, 1931
3 years
3 years
younger brother
Commodore P Sexson
Birth: February 25, 1868 46 42Shelby, Illinois, United States
Death: July 2, 1955Shelby, Illinois, United States
20 months
younger brother
Isaac William Sexson
Birth: November 1, 1869 47 44Shelby, Illinois, United States
Death: August 27, 1892Shelby, Illinois, United States
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