The Shemwell Family

Joseph Wilson DeWeesAge: 86 years18381924

Joseph Wilson DeWees
Given names
Joseph Wilson
Birth September 11, 1838
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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 -
MarriageAnnie E WardView this family
calculated 1872 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a son
#1Frank E DeWees
May 1873 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#2Florence DeWees
October 1880 (Age 42 years)
MarriageSarah V DewersView this family
calculated 1881 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#3Zennie E DeWees
October 1882 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#4Lewis C DeWees
October 1885 (Age 47 years)
MarriageAnnie E RigginsView this family
April 26, 1891 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Chester Henley DeWees
February 24, 1892 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 59 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 12, 1900 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Jack Dewees Ashbrook
December 9, 1913 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Aaron Felix Ashbrook
December 29, 1915 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 77 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#3Delbert Frank Ashbrook
January 23, 1918 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 78 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 79 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 December 23, 1924 (Age 86 years)
Last change March 15, 201713:38:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Annie E Ward - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1872
17 months
8 years
Family with Sarah V Dewers - View this family
Marriage: calculated 1881
22 months
3 years
Family with Annie E Riggins - View this family
Marriage: April 26, 1891Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States
10 months
Chester Henley DeweesChester Henley DeWees
Birth: February 24, 1892 53 35Newark, Wise, Texas, United States
Death: December 1, 1966Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
Ward + Annie E Riggins - View this family
wife’s husband

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