The Shemwell Family

Andrew Thomas1838

Name
Andrew Thomas
Given names
Andrew
Surname
Thomas
Birth 1838
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 8 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 19 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 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 29 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 29 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 31 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
Birth of a son
#1Richard “Dick” Thomas
April 11, 1870 (Age 32 years)
MarriageMary Jane “Nancy” ShemwellView this family
before 1873 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Amanda Ellen Thomas
February 29, 1876 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Marriage of a childGeorge Washington HopkinsAmanda Ellen ThomasView this family
December 4, 1893 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Blanch M Hopkins
October 11, 1894 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childRichard “Dick” ThomasMary Catherine GrossView this family
March 17, 1896 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Leo Martin Thomas
August 22, 1897 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 60 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Ruth Viola Hopkins
March 2, 1900 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mae Mildred Hopkins
February 26, 1905 (Age 67 years)
Marriage of a childRichard “Dick” ThomasMary Geneva “Mamie” RussellView this family
July 28, 1906 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Goldie Thomas
May 8, 1907 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Robert Michael Hopkins
1908 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Everett Guy Thomas
February 21, 1910 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Marjorie Ellen Thomas
August 25, 1913 (Age 75 years)
Death of a daughterAmanda Ellen Thomas
August 22, 1915 (Age 77 years)
Death of a grandsonRobert Michael Hopkins
1916 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 78 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 79 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 80 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/
Death of a wifeMary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell
March 31, 1920 (Age 82 years)
Cause: Old Age
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 91 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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 103 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 108 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Deathunknown

Family with Mary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: before 1873
-3 years
son
6 years
daughter
Fielding Cook + Mary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: December 14, 1854Cooper, Missouri, United States
1 month
step-son
4 years
step-daughter
Nancy Jane Cook
Birth: 1857 22 21Missouri, United States
Death: before August 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
3 years
step-son
John William “J.W.” Cook
Birth: April 4, 1860 25 24Nelson, Saline, Missouri, United States
Death: December 2, 1954Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
2 years
step-son
Andrew Cook + Mary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: September 11, 1866Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
-18 months
step-daughter
Georgeann Isabelle “Belle” Cook
Birth: March 12, 1865 27 29Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 27, 1941Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States
5 years
step-daughter
Cornelius Cornine + Mary Jane “Nancy” Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: September 13, 1878Cooper, Missouri, United States

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