The Shemwell Family

George Washington Dowell Jr.Age: 76 years18541931

Name
George Washington Dowell Jr.
Given names
George Washington
Surname
Dowell
Name suffix
Jr.
Birth December 26, 1854 51 37
Birth of a sisterEdith Virginia Dowell
April 12, 1859 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census July 10, 1860 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Shemwell
January 10, 1862 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 12 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a fatherGeorge Washington Dowell Sr.
March 21, 1874 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 23 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 25 years)
MarriageMartha Ellen “Mattie” WilsonView this family
April 19, 1883 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ellen Mary Dowell
July 29, 1884 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Anita Shemwell “Annie” Dowell
July 1886 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3Arthur Wilson Dowell
November 2, 1889 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a motherMary Eliza Shemwell
January 14, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Death of a daughterEllen Mary Dowell
May 7, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 45 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 55 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Ellen “Mattie” Wilson
October 4, 1916 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 61 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 65 years)
Death of a half-brotherSally Maria Dowell
May 15, 1923 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterAnnie Schultz Dowell
March 9, 1928 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 74 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census May 6, 1930 (Age 75 years)
Death August 8, 1931 (Age 76 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery
Last change March 5, 202012:58:28

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 6, 1850Maryland, United States
16 months
elder sister
Annie Schultz Dowell
Birth: October 9, 1851 48 33Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: March 9, 1928Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
17 months
elder brother
22 months
himself
sister
younger sister
Father’s family with Margaret Ireland - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 16, 1833Maryland, United States
Father’s family with Ann B Fowler - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 3, 1835Calvert, Maryland, United States
Father’s family with Maria P Mitchell - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: October 22, 1840Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
half-brother
Sally Maria Dowell
Birth: November 12, 1842 39Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: May 15, 1923Calvert, Maryland, United States
1 year
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
George Thomas Henry Dowell
Birth: January 9, 1847 43Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 9, 1847Calvert, Maryland, United States
Father’s family with Rebecca D - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: September 21, 1848Calvert, Maryland, United States
Family with Martha Ellen “Mattie” Wilson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 19, 1883Calvert, Maryland, United States
15 months
daughter
Ellen Mary Dowell
Birth: July 29, 1884 29 18Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: May 7, 1900Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
daughter
Anita Shemwell “Annie” Dowell
Birth: July 1886 31 20Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 10, 1978Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
3 years
son

George Washington Dowell Jr. has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Dowell Sr. - Household

Calvert, Maryland, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
George Washington Dowell Sr.head56MWfarmerMD
Mary Eliza Dowellwife35FWMD
Sally Maria Dowellson17MWMD
Mary Christianna Dowellson15MWMD
Annie Schultz Dowelldaughter8FWMD
William Henry Dowellson6MWMD
George Washington Dowell Jr.son4MWMD
Edith Virginia Dowelldaughter2FWMD

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Dowell - Household

Calvert, Maryland, USA

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
George Washington DowellWM24headS-Farmer & ???MDMDMD
Mary E. DowellWF59motherW-MDMDMD
Annie DowellWF27elder sisterS-MDMDMD
William H. DowellWM25elder brotherS-ClerkMDMDMD
Edith V. DowellWF20younger sisterS-MDMDMD
William S. ShemwellWM49BoarderS-MerchantMDMDMD
Susan BlakeBF28BoarderS-ServantMDMDMD
William JinkinsBM16BoarderS-ServantMDMDMD

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Dowell - Household

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
George Washington DowellheadWMDec 185445M17--MDMDMDCircuit Court Judge
Martha Ellen wifeWFJun 186633M1722NJPNPN
Annie S. DowelldaughterWFJul 188613S---MDMDMDSchool
Arthur W. DowellsonWMNov 18909S---MDMDMDSchool
Annie S DowellsisterWFOct 185148S---MDMDMDAsst ? Work
Wm W. DukeboarderWMMay 187525S---MDMDMDJustice Peace
W. S. ShemwellboarderWMJan 183070S---MDMDMDMerchant
Thos R. KingboarderWMAug 187029S---MDMDMDClerk

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Dowell Jr. - Household

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Dowell, George WheadMW55M126MDMDMDClerkCircuit Court
Dowell, Mattie EwifeFW43M12642MDVAPNTeachingMusic
Dowell, Anita SdaughterFW23SMDMDMDTeachingPrivate School
Dowell, Arthur WsonMW20SMDMDMD
Wilson, Joseph Pbrother in lawMW34SMDVAPNPrinterNews Office

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Dowell Jr. - Household

Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Dowell, George WheadMW64WdMDMDMDEditor??
Dowell, Anita SdaughterFW33SMDMDMDTeacherPublic School