The Shemwell Family

John Leonard MartinAge: 74 years18511926

John Leonard Martin
Given names
John Leonard
Birth September 13, 1851
MarriageIda Aldora GermainView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 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 9 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 15 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 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 daughter
#1Edith Blanche Martin
April 25, 1874 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Harry Garrett Martin
November 18, 1876 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#3Erma Ida Martin
December 8, 1888 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childJames Harvey ShemwellEdith Blanche MartinView this family
June 19, 1894 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Genevieve Shemwell
May 6, 1896 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 5, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Franklin YoungEdith Blanche MartinView this family
March 1902 (Age 50 years)
Death of a daughterEdith Blanche Martin
April 13, 1905 (Age 53 years)
Cause: Uterine Hemmorage
Death of a wifeIda Aldora Germain
May 22, 1916 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 August 28, 1926 (Age 74 years)
Family with Ida Aldora Germain - View this family
Edith Blanche MartinEdith Blanche Martin
Birth: April 25, 1874 22 19Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
Death: April 13, 1905San Joaquin, California, United States
3 years
Harry Garrett Martin
Birth: November 18, 1876 25 21Virginia City, Storey, Nevada, United States
Death: June 20, 1948Los Angeles, California, United States
12 years
Erma Ida Martin
Birth: December 8, 1888 37 33Carson City, Nevada, United States
Death: September 13, 1978Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States

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