The Shemwell Family

William Henry Harrison SimmonsAge: 75 years18411916

William Henry Harrison Simmons
Given names
William Henry Harrison
Birth June 8, 1841
MarriageSusan ArmstrongView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 years)
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 15 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 19 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 25 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 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Sephus Mansfield Simmons
September 4, 1870 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Samuel Simmons
September 19, 1871 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#1William Vodra Simmons
1896 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 56 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 -
MarriageAnn C ShemwellView this family
about 1902 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Annie Simmons
January 7, 1903 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a son
#4Roscoe Simmons
July 17, 1904 (Age 63 years)

Death of a wifeAnn C Shemwell
1910 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 74 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death November 15, 1916 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Owens Chapel Cemetery
Last change July 7, 202012:42:27

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Susan Armstrong - View this family
Sephus Mansfield Simmons
Birth: September 4, 1870 29Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1942McCracken, Kentucky, United States
1 year
William Samuel Simmons
Birth: September 19, 1871 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 3, 1949Graves, Kentucky, United States
Family with Ann C Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: about 1902
1 year
Annie Simmons
Birth: January 7, 1903 61 33Kentucky, United States
18 months
Roscoe Simmons
Birth: July 17, 1904 63 35
Death: April 15, 1977Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

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