The Shemwell Family

Mary Seabury GrandinAge: 78 years18571935

Mary Seabury Grandin
Given names
Mary Seabury
Married name
Mary Seabury Bennett
Birth May 1857 43 29
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Shemwell
January 10, 1862 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
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 -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn Virginia Grandin
December 20, 1875 (Age 18 years)

Death of a sisterAnn Virginia Grandin
November 11, 1876 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Louise Bennett
January 1879 (Age 21 years)
Religious marriageAndrew Jackson BennettView this family
October 28, 1879 (Age 22 years)
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Grandin Lyne Bennett
September 8, 1882 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Gatewood Seabury Bennett
March 31, 1884 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#4Joshua Marsden Bennett
October 1, 1892 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherJoshua Marsden Grandin
1897 (Age 39 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 43 years)
Death of a motherAnn Dove Shemwell
February 5, 1907 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 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 59 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 60 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 -
Marriage of a childJoshua Marsden BennettMargaret M DingemannView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 1, 1919 (Age 61 years)
Census January 15, 1920 (Age 62 years)
Death of a husbandAndrew Jackson Bennett
December 6, 1928 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 72 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 72 years)
Death June 24, 1935 (Age 78 years)

Last change May 19, 201918:43:46

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Ann Dove Shemwell
Birth: June 1827 42 34Maryland, United States
Death: February 5, 1907Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Marriage: February 19, 1841St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
16 years
19 years
younger sister
Ann Virginia Grandin
Birth: December 20, 1875 61 48
Death: November 11, 1876Maryland, United States
Family with Andrew Jackson Bennett - View this family
Marriage: October 28, 1879Washington, District of Columbia, United States
-9 months
Louise Bennett
Birth: January 1879 27 21Washington, District of Columbia, United States
4 years
Grandin Lyne Bennett
Birth: September 8, 1882 30 25Virginia, United States
Death: April 11, 1987
19 months
Gatewood Seabury Bennett
Birth: March 31, 1884 32 26Maryland, United States
Death: December 30, 1960Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
9 years
Joshua Marsden Bennett
Birth: October 1, 1892 40 35Maryland, United States
Death: June 15, 1947Warth, Sanilac, Michigan, United States

Mary Seabury Grandin has 21 first cousins recorded