The Shemwell Family

Rolla Smith McMahanAge: 81 years18621943

Rolla Smith McMahan
Given names
Rolla Smith
Birth about 1862
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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageDollie Frances YoungerView this family
September 1, 1884 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Stella McMahan
April 21, 1890 (Age 28 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1Shelby Eugene “Gene” Burris
October 26, 1912 (Age 50 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 55 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 79 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 -
Death December 20, 1943 (Age 81 years)
Cause of death: Heart condition and flu
Burial December 22, 1943 (2 days after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Memorial Park
Family with Dollie Frances Younger - View this family
Rolla Smith McMahan
Birth: about 1862Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 20, 1943Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Dollie Frances Younger
Birth: November 13, 1869Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: October 24, 1954Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: September 1, 1884Cooper, Missouri, United States
6 years

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