The Shemwell Family

Harrison Wilson VickersAge: 65 years18451911

Harrison Wilson Vickers
Given names
Harrison Wilson
Birth June 24, 1845
Criminal Lawyer

Employer: Vickers & Son
Address: 954 High Street
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 6 months)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

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 15 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 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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 -
MarriageJane Barber Yates “Jennie” ShemwellView this family
May 22, 1873 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Barber Vickers
June 7, 1874 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Jane Shemwell “Jennie” Vickers
1876 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3George Vickers
June 14, 1877 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 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 33 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Corrine Bruce Vickers
February 1881 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Clara J Vickers
October 4, 1882 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Rose Eleanor Vickers
August 1888 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Dorothy Barber Vickers
June 25, 1894 (Age 49 years)
Death of a daughterMary Barber Vickers
August 20, 1895 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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 K RobinsonJane Shemwell “Jennie” VickersView this family
estimated 1899 (Age 53 years)

Census June 16, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Clara Vickers Elliott
June 5, 1904 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJudge Thomas Ireland ElliottCorrine Bruce VickersView this family
estimated 1904 (Age 58 years)

Marriage of a childHerbert Eugene PerkinsClara J VickersView this family
calculated 1904 (Age 58 years)

Death of a daughterDorothy Barber Vickers
July 10, 1907 (Age 62 years) Age: 13 years old
Cause: typhoid fever
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Death June 5, 1911 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Chester Cemetery
Last change March 5, 201623:03:57

by: Donna Osiek