The Shemwell Family

Jasper Frank HigginsAge: 83 years18521935

Name
Jasper Frank Higgins
Given names
Jasper Frank
Surname
Higgins
Birth 1852

MarriageAnna Kiza “Coon” RoeView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 15 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 15 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 17 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 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 daughter
#1Lida Higgins
July 14, 1879 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Emma H Higgins
February 20, 1887 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#3Emmett Higgins
1890 (Age 38 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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
Marriage of a childCharles Emmet ShemwellLida HigginsView this family
about December 6, 1899 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Pearl “Pearlie” Shemwell
September 22, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Elmer Shemwell
August 25, 1902 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Lawrence Shemwell
August 7, 1904 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Roxie Anne Shemwell
September 12, 1906 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Edward ShemwellEmma H HigginsView this family
about 1906 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Loyce Alpha Shemwell
December 17, 1907 (Age 55 years)
Note: or December 17, 1908
Birth of a grandson
#6Earl Baker Shemwell
January 1, 1912 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Marvin Clay Shemwell
October 31, 1913 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 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
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 77 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
Death of a grandsonElmer Shemwell
July 23, 1934 (Age 82 years)
Burial of a grandsonElmer Shemwell
1934 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death 1935 (Age 83 years)