The Shemwell Family

William Gilbert CassardAge: 54 years18641919

William Gilbert Cassard
Given names
William Gilbert
Birth July 25, 1864

Employer: United States Navy
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 2 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 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageEdith Virginia DowellView this family
March 2, 1887 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Emily Cassard
February 21, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Paul Cassard
July 20, 1890 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Corrine Cassard
July 1893 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Edith Indiana Cassard
April 1, 1898 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 35 years)
Census May 12, 1910 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childDallas Bache Wainwright JrMary Emily CassardView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 22, 1910 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 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 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 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 June 29, 1919 (Age 54 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery
Last change February 14, 202110:28:30

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Edith Virginia Dowell - View this family
Marriage: March 2, 1887Calvert, Maryland, United States
1 year
2 years
Paul Cassard
Birth: July 20, 1890 25 31Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: October 8, 1972
3 years
5 years

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