The Shemwell Family

James Hilton1854

James Hilton
Given names
Birth September 1854
MarriageMary RudeView this family

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 years)

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 6 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 12 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 12 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 14 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
#1Bird Hilton
December 1873 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Sara Matilda “Saydie” Hilton
April 11, 1876 (Age 21 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 23 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childLuther Edgar ShemwellSara Matilda “Saydie” HiltonView this family
November 11, 1896 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Ray Edgar Shemwell
June 25, 1897 (Age 42 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 43 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 -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Arthur Luther Shemwell
June 8, 1908 (Age 53 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 61 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 62 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 63 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 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a grandsonRay Edgar Shemwell
December 7, 1938 (Age 84 years)
Death of a daughterSara Matilda “Saydie” Hilton
June 28, 1942 (Age 87 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 87 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 of a grandsonArthur Luther Shemwell
December 1, 1950 (Age 96 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 95 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 91 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -

Family with Mary Rude - View this family
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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Luther Edgar Shemwell - Household

13th Dist. Enum. Dist. 108 Wayne, Tennessee, USA

Shemwell, LutherHeadWMSep 187425M---TNTNTNGrocer
Shemwell, SadiewifeWFApr 187624M-11INININ
Shemwell, RaysonWMJun 18972S---TNTNIN
Hilton, JamesFather-in-lawWMSep 185445Wd---INININManager Stave Mill
Hilton, BirdBrother-in-lawWMDec 187326Wd---INININLister Stave Mill
Shemwell, ArtiebrotherWMApr 188317S---TNTNTNTeamster