The Shemwell Family

Martha Ellen “Mattie” WilsonAge: 50 years18661916

Martha Ellen “Mattie” Wilson
Given names
Martha Ellen
Married name
Martha Ellen Dowell
Birth June 27, 1866
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 months)
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 6 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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 brotherJoseph P Wilson
about 1876 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageGeorge Washington Dowell Jr.View this family
April 19, 1883 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Ellen Mary Dowell
July 29, 1884 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Anita Shemwell “Annie” Dowell
July 1886 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#3Arthur Wilson Dowell
November 2, 1889 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 -
Death of a daughterEllen Mary Dowell
May 7, 1900 (Age 33 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 33 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death October 4, 1916 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery
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by: Barry Shemwell
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11 years
younger brother
Family with George Washington Dowell Jr. - View this family
Marriage: April 19, 1883Calvert, Maryland, United States
15 months
Ellen Mary Dowell
Birth: July 29, 1884 29 18Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: May 7, 1900Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
Anita Shemwell DowellAnita Shemwell “Annie” Dowell
Birth: July 1886 31 20Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 10, 1978Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
3 years

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