The Shemwell Family

John Watson McIlvain

John Watson McIlvainAge: 72 years18591932

John Watson McIlvain
Given names
John Watson
Birth August 27, 1859 37 29

MarriageElla May TowlerView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 months)

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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherJames Henry McIlvain
April 23, 1883 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Bessie Constance McIlvain
August 14, 1883 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ruby Coral McIlvain
October 13, 1886 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Bulah May McIlvain
December 16, 1888 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Ocie Blanche McIlvain
October 26, 1893 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5Merwin Towler McIlvain
July 19, 1898 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 motherMary Morgan
November 24, 1909 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a childElzy Clifford ShemwellOcie Blanche McIlvainView this family
May 26, 1917 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 70 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death February 12, 1932 (Age 72 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Greenwood Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Mary Morgan McIlvainMary Morgan
Birth: May 23, 1830Fleming, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 24, 1909Dexter, Cowley, Kansas, United States
Family with Ella May Towler - View this family
Bessie Constance McIlvain
Birth: August 14, 1883 23 21Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: July 9, 1961Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
3 years
Ruby Coral McIlvain
Birth: October 13, 1886 27 24Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: October 8, 1974Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States
2 years
Bulah May McIlvain
Birth: December 16, 1888 29 26Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: December 12, 1968Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States
5 years
Ocie Blanche McIlvain
Birth: October 26, 1893 34 31Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: February 11, 1988Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
5 years
Merwin Towler McIlvain
Birth: July 19, 1898 38 36Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: May 31, 1943Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States

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