The Shemwell Family

Thomas Magus RigginsAge: 87 years18681955

Thomas Magus Riggins
Given names
Thomas Magus
Birth August 28, 1868 39 29
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 months)

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 -
Census August 2, 1870 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a sisterFannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 3 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 11 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam M Riggins Jr.S Alice “Allie” PeeleView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 21, 1882 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHerman Chestney Riggins
August 28, 1887 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a half-brotherHarry Tracy Riggins
November 25, 1889 (Age 21 years)

MarriageAddie Eliza HartView this family
September 30, 1891 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Julia Myrtle Riggins
October 12, 1893 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nellie Riggins
May 1896 (Age 27 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 29 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Nettie Riggins
October 1898 (Age 30 years)

Census June 1, 1900 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#4Morris Hart Riggins
October 12, 1900 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 39 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childFred FitzsimmonsJulia Myrtle RigginsView this family
October 1910 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Opal Billie Fitzsimmons
January 19, 1912 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 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 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 61 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Earl Riggins
July 11, 1936 (Age 67 years)
Census April 9, 1940 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 81 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 -
Death of a brotherWilliam Riggins
April 3, 1954 (Age 85 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Riggins
April 4, 1954 (Age 85 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Hardison Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 77 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. -
Death December 21, 1955 (Age 87 years)
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Marriage: December 22, 1853Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
17 months
elder sister
8 years
elder brother
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with S Alice “Allie” Peele - View this family
Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
2 years
Harry Tracy Riggins
Birth: November 25, 1889 60 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1985Illinois, United States
Family with Addie Eliza Hart - View this family
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: September 30, 1891Houston, Tennessee, United States
2 years
3 years
3 years
2 years
Morris Hart Riggins
Birth: October 12, 1900 32 25Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States
Death: December 19, 1961St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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