The Shemwell Family

Henry Hall ShemwellAge: 69 years18541924

Name
Henry Hall Shemwell
Given names
Henry Hall
Surname
Shemwell
Birth July 22, 1854 47 24
Death of a paternal grandmotherMariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
October 16, 1858 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a sisterIowa Shemwell
March 12, 1860 (Age 5 years)
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
August 28, 1862 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Douglas Shemwell
June 10, 1863 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Shemwell
May 19, 1865 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 6 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
Birth of a brotherRev. Roland W Shemwell
November 21, 1867 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 12 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 12 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherRev. Martin Luther Shemwell
April 17, 1869 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 14 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 15 years)
Address: Dist. 4
Occupation
Farm Hand
1870 (Age 15 years)

Death of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
May 24, 1874 (Age 19 years)
Burial of a half-sisterMary Alice Shemwell
after May 24, 1874 (Age 19 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Death of a fatherHarrison Higgs “Harry” Shemwell
October 1, 1878 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 23 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 25 years)
MarriageMattie E ClinardView this family
October 15, 1884 (Age 30 years)
Death of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
June 1, 1885 (Age 30 years)

Burial of a half-brotherFrank H Shemwell
after June 1, 1885 (Age 30 years)
Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery #1
Birth of a son
#1Harris E Shemwell
August 16, 1885 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#2Joseph H Shemwell
March 12, 1887 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sonHarris E Shemwell
June 13, 1887 (Age 32 years)

Burial of a sonHarris E Shemwell
1887 (Age 32 years)
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Birth of a daughter
#3Inez M Shemwell
June 1888 (Age 33 years)
Death of a sonJoseph H Shemwell
August 19, 1889 (Age 35 years)
Burial of a sonJoseph H Shemwell
after August 19, 1889 (Age 35 years)
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Death of a half-brotherAllen James Shemwell
January 12, 1892 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Chronic hepatitis
Death of a motherElizabeth “Lizzie” Cheek
October 20, 1895 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 43 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
Death of a wifeMattie E Clinard
before 1900 (Age 45 years)

Census June 1, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Shemwell
May 25, 1901 (Age 46 years)
MarriageRena B View this family
December 9, 1901 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterIowa Shemwell
September 1905 (Age 51 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 10, 1915 (Age 60 years)
Burial of a brotherDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” Shemwell
January 1915 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 61 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 62 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 63 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/
Census March 12, 1920 (Age 65 years)
Death February 22, 1924 (Age 69 years)
Burial
Cemetery: McKinney Cemetery
Last change April 27, 201709:57:55

by: Barry Shemwell