The Shemwell Family

Martha Earl RigginsAge: 78 years18581936

Name
Martha Earl Riggins
Given names
Martha Earl
Surname
Riggins
Married name
Martha Earl Stalls
Birth June 30, 1858 29 19
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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 7 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 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 8 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 10 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 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 12 years)
Birth of a sisterFannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 12 years)
Civil marriageWilliam Daniel StallsView this family
February 26, 1872 (Age 13 years)
Death of a motherClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a son
#1Arthur Lee Stalls
January 9, 1876 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Willie Ella Stalls
February 23, 1878 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#3Girtha Mattie Stalls
December 8, 1879 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#4Joe Stalls
1882 (Age 23 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam M Riggins Jr.S Alice “Allie” PeeleView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 21, 1882 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Edna Earl Stalls
June 6, 1884 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#6Lundy Lane Stalls
March 11, 1886 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHerman Chestney Riggins
August 28, 1887 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHarry Tracy Riggins
November 25, 1889 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#7Felix Johnson Stalls
January 14, 1891 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sisterAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 44 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 49 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 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 58 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 59 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/
Census January 3, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Daniel Stalls
December 12, 1924 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 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 July 11, 1936 (Age 78 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Highland Cemetery
Last change June 2, 202015:21:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 22, 1853Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
17 months
herself
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
Family with William Daniel Stalls - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 26, 1872Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years
son
Arthur Lee Stalls
Birth: January 9, 1876 25 17Texas, United States
Death: August 10, 1964Texas, United States
2 years
daughter
Willie Ella Stalls
Birth: February 23, 1878 27 19Texas, United States
Death: March 15, 1952Dallas, Texas, United States
21 months
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
Edna Earl Stalls
Birth: June 6, 1884 34 25Deport, Lamar, Texas, United States
Death:
21 months
son
5 years
son

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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

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Daniel Stalls - Household

Lamar, Texas, United States

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Stalls, William headWMFeb185050M28TNTNTNfarmer
Stalls, EarlwifeWFJun185841M2888TNTNTN
Stalls, Willie daughterWFFeb187822STXTNTN
Stalls, GirthadaughterWFDec188019STXTNTN
Stalls, JoesonWMNov188118STXTNTN
Stalls, EdnadaughterWFJun188316STXTNTN
Stalls, LondasonWMMar188614STXTNTN
Stalls, PhelixsonWMJan18919STXTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Daniel Stalls - Household

Lamar, Texas, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Stalls, BillieheadMW60M38TNTNTNfarmer
Stalls, EarlwifeFW51M3888TNTNTN
Stalls, PhelixsonMW19STXTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Daniel Stalls - Household

Deport, Lamar, Texas, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Stalls, William DheadMW69MTNTNTNfarmer
Stalls, Martha EwifeFW62MTNTNTN
Stalls, Felix JsonMW28STXTNTNlaborercotton gin