The Shemwell Family

Lurania Ann LakeAge: 49 years18571906

Lurania Ann Lake
Given names
Lurania Ann
Married name
Lurania Ann Sexson
Birth January 17, 1857
MarriageWinfield Scott SexsonView this family

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 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 -
Death August 8, 1906 (Age 49 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Dodge Grove Cemetery
Family with Winfield Scott Sexson - View this family
Winfield Scott Sexson
Birth: February 20, 1849 27 23Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: October 22, 1914Coles, Illinois, United States
Lurania Ann Lake
Birth: January 17, 1857Illinois, United States
Death: August 8, 1906Matton, Coles, Illinois, United States

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