The Shemwell Family

Walthen P Riggins1855

Name
Walthen P Riggins
Given names
Walthen P
Surname
Riggins
Birth about 1855 25 16
Birth of a sisterAnnie E Riggins
January 31, 1857 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Earl Riggins
June 30, 1858 (Age 3 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 September 20, 1860 (Age 5 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
Birth of a brotherWilliam Riggins
March 1, 1866 (Age 11 years)
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
Birth of a brotherThomas Magus Riggins
August 28, 1868 (Age 13 years)
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
Census August 2, 1870 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterFannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 15 years)
Death of a motherClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 22 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
Marriage of a parentWilliam M Riggins Jr.S Alice “Allie” PeeleView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 21, 1882 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHerman Chestney Riggins
August 28, 1887 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHarry Tracy Riggins
November 25, 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 sisterAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 48 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 52 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/
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
Death of a sisterMartha Earl Riggins
July 11, 1936 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 86 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 95 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a brotherWilliam Riggins
April 3, 1954 (Age 99 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Riggins
April 4, 1954 (Age 99 years)
Cemetery: Hardison Cemetery
Death of a brotherThomas Magus Riggins
December 21, 1955 (Age 100 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 91 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 parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 22, 1853Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
17 months
younger sister
8 years
younger brother
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with S Alice “Allie” Peele - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
Harry Tracy Riggins
Birth: November 25, 1889 60 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1985Illinois, United States

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William M Riggins - Household

North and East of Cumberland River Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
William M Rigginshead31MWClerkTN
C M Rigginswife22FWTN
W P Rigginsson6MWTN
A M Rigginsdaughter4FWTN
A E Rigginsdaughter3FWTN
Joana Riggins13FWTN

Joana Riggins ? -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - William M Riggins - Household

Dover, Stewart, TN

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Riggins, Williamhead41MWFarmerTN
Riggins, Clerindawife31FWKeeping HouseTN
Riggins, Walthenson15MWFarm HandTN
Riggins, Anniedaughter13FWat HomeTN
Riggins, Marthadaughter11FWat HomeTN
Riggins, Williamson5MWTN
Riggins, Thomasson1MWTN
Lancaster, Ephram22MWFarm HandTN