The Shemwell Family

Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” ShemwellAge: 83 years18511935

Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” Shemwell
Given names
Jane Barber Yates
Married name
Jane Barber Yates Vickers
Birth December 6, 1851 55 38
Death of a maternal grandfatherDr. Luke Phillip Sr Barber
May 11, 1858 (Age 6 years)
Death of a fatherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
June 15, 1858 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 10, 1860 (Age 8 years)
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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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 -
MarriageHarrison Wilson VickersView this family
May 22, 1873 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Barber Vickers
June 7, 1874 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Jane Shemwell “Jennie” Vickers
1876 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3George Vickers
June 14, 1877 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#4Harrison Wilson Vickers Jr
April 13, 1879 (Age 27 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Corrine Bruce Vickers
February 1881 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Clara Elbrook Vickers
October 4, 1882 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Rose Eleanor Vickers
August 1888 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherMary Barber
December 4, 1890 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Dorothy Barber Vickers
June 25, 1894 (Age 42 years)
Death of a daughterMary Barber Vickers
August 20, 1895 (Age 43 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 -
Marriage of a childWilliam Kirkwood RobinsonJane Shemwell “Jennie” VickersView this family
Type: Religious marriage
April 18, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Census June 16, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin Francis PerkinsClara Elbrook VickersView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 18, 1902 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Clara Vickers Elliott
June 5, 1904 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJudge Thomas Ireland ElliottCorrine Bruce VickersView this family
estimated 1904 (Age 52 years)

Death of a daughterDorothy Barber Vickers
July 10, 1907 (Age 55 years)
Cause: typhoid fever
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Death of a husbandHarrison Wilson Vickers
June 5, 1911 (Age 59 years)

Marriage of a childHarrison Wilson Vickers JrRebecca Brown EliasonView this family
December 27, 1911 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childHerbert Eugene PerkinsClara Elbrook VickersView this family
1912 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Dorothy Barber Vickers
1915 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Harrison Wilson “Nirk” Vickers III
February 1, 1916 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childPhilip Medford BrooksRose Eleanor VickersView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 8, 1916 (Age 64 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#4Philip Medford Brooks Jr.
July 13, 1917 (Age 65 years)
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-
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 -
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childSidney Thruston ManningJane Shemwell “Jennie” VickersView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 20, 1920 (Age 68 years)

Death of a daughterCorrine Bruce Vickers
December 5, 1921 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Jane Vickers Brooks
October 18, 1926 (Age 74 years)
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 -
Census April 19, 1930 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sonGeorge Vickers
December 1, 1934 (Age 82 years)
Death January 6, 1935 (Age 83 years)
Cause of death: Attack of Indigestion
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Chester Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 26, 1847
5 years
Father’s family with Henrietta Briscoe - View this family
Marriage: December 17, 1821
Family with Harrison Wilson Vickers - View this family
Marriage: May 22, 1873
13 months
Mary Barber Vickers
Birth: June 7, 1874 28 22Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: August 20, 1895Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
3 years
17 months
George Vickers
Birth: June 14, 1877 31 25Maryland, United States
Death: December 1, 1934South San Francisco, San Mateo, California, United States
22 months
23 months
Corrine Bruce Vickers
Birth: February 1881 35 29Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: December 5, 1921Baltimore, Maryland, United States
20 months
Clara Elbrook Vickers
Birth: October 4, 1882 37 30Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: July 18, 1976Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
6 years
6 years
Dorothy Barber Vickers
Birth: June 25, 1894 49 42Maryland, United States
Death: July 10, 1907Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” Shemwell has 17 first cousins recorded