The Shemwell Family

William C Key1860

William C Key
Given names
William C
Birth about 1860 28
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 months)

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 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 18 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 38 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 -
MarriageMattie V ShemwellView this family
April 6, 1904 (Age 44 years)
1904 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Annie Laura Key
about 1908 (Age 48 years)
Census April 27, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a son
#2L T Key
September 17, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a son
#3Claud Key
June 18, 1913 (Age 53 years)
Death of a wifeMattie V Shemwell
July 11, 1914 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Burial of a wifeMattie V Shemwell
July 12, 1914 (Age 54 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Wyatt Chapel Cemetery
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 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 58 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 -
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 60 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 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 81 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 90 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 86 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. -

Last change August 29, 201713:36:27

by: Barry Shemwell
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Mattie V Shemwell
Birth: March 3, 1874 43 40Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 11, 1914Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: April 6, 1904Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Annie Laura Key
Birth: about 1908 48 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
4 years
L T Key
Birth: September 17, 1911 51 37Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
Claud Key
Birth: June 18, 1913 53 39Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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