The Shemwell Family

Addie Eliza Hart1875

Addie Eliza Hart
Given names
Addie Eliza
Married name
Addie Eliza Riggins
Birth August 1875
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 2 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageThomas Magus RigginsView this family
September 30, 1891 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Julia Myrtle Riggins
October 12, 1893 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nellie Riggins
May 1896 (Age 20 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 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 23 years)

Census June 1, 1900 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4Morris Hart Riggins
October 12, 1900 (Age 25 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a childFred FitzsimmonsJulia Myrtle RigginsView this family
October 1910 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Opal Billie Fitzsimmons
January 19, 1912 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 40 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 41 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 42 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 66 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 74 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 husbandThomas Magus Riggins
December 21, 1955 (Age 80 years)
Death of a sonMorris Hart Riggins
December 19, 1961 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 70 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. -

Last change June 16, 202003:09:39

by: Donna Osiek
Family with Thomas Magus Riggins - 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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