The Shemwell Family

Archie Barnabus PowersAge: 78 years18641942

Name
Archie Barnabus Powers
Given names
Archie Barnabus
Surname
Powers
Birth March 25, 1864 39 37
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 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 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a paternal grandmotherHenrietta Robinson
December 1875 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Brooks Powers
1876 (Age 11 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Ethel Gladys Powers
January 2, 1893 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherCharles R “Charlie” Powers
August 24, 1893 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Eddie Gertrude Powers
August 27, 1894 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ida Lillian Powers
November 23, 1896 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 34 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 daughter
#4Jewell Pauline Powers
June 22, 1903 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#5Ernest Douglas Powers
September 9, 1905 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Lessie Lorene Powers
May 1, 1907 (Age 43 years)

Census May 13, 1910 (Age 46 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childWilliam Herschel ShemwellIda Lillian PowersView this family
June 20, 1917 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Ulvesford William Shemwell
September 18, 1917 (Age 53 years)
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ora Louise Shemwell
April 5, 1919 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Henrietta Shemwell
October 13, 1923 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Katherine Sunshine “Shine” Shemwell
November 12, 1925 (Age 61 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Birth of a grandson
#5George Douglas Clements
February 19, 1930 (Age 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6Joyce Annette Powers
July 30, 1938 (Age 74 years)

Census April 1, 1940 (Age 76 years)
Address: Scott Rd. off Buckeye Ln.
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death December 11, 1942 (Age 78 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Scott Cemetery
Last change January 11, 201810:38:46

by: Barry Shemwell