The Shemwell Family

Roanna E WeatherfordAge: 78 years18411920

Roanna E Weatherford
Given names
Roanna E
Married name
Roanna E Riggins
Birth June 17, 1841
MarriageCharles Alexander RigginsView 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 -
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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 -
Birth of a son
#1Benjamin Franklin Riggins Sr.
February 1868 (Age 26 years)
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
#2Edward Lewis Riggins
June 24, 1874 (Age 33 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
#1Hershal F Riggins
December 20, 1894 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin Franklin Riggins Sr.Pemetta “Etta” EllisView this family
estimated 1894 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Lucy Claude Riggins
September 1897 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonHershal F Riggins
December 10, 1897 (Age 56 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 -
Marriage of a childEdward Lewis RigginsLucy Irene EllisView this family
January 11, 1899 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Benjamin Franklin Riggins Jr.
June 22, 1899 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Elgin Lyman Riggins
January 16, 1900 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Jessie Brooklyn Riggins
April 28, 1901 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Alma Riggins
July 23, 1903 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Etta Mae Riggins
August 8, 1904 (Age 63 years)
Death of a grandsonJessie Brooklyn Riggins
August 18, 1904 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Floyd Otis Riggins
January 15, 1906 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Carl Alexander Riggins
December 23, 1906 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Ellis Riggins
about December 1909 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Leslie Bond Riggins
January 20, 1911 (Age 69 years)
Death of a husbandCharles Alexander Riggins
April 23, 1912 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Margaret Lorene Riggins
September 22, 1913 (Age 72 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 -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 75 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 76 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 -
Death of a grandsonEllis Riggins
before 1920 (Age 78 years)

Death May 30, 1920 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Morning Sun Cemetery
Last change September 27, 201811:31:17

by: Barry Shemwell
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