The Shemwell Family

Fannie Bell Riggins1870

Fannie Bell Riggins
Given names
Fannie Bell
Married name
Fannie Bell Ables
Birth November 1870 41 31
Death of a motherClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 14 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 9 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam M Riggins Jr.S Alice “Allie” PeeleView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 21, 1882 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHerman Chestney Riggins
August 28, 1887 (Age 16 years)

MarriageHiram Presley AblesView this family
July 30, 1888 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHarry Tracy Riggins
November 25, 1889 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1Richard Delmar Ables
December 19, 1892 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Anna Colleen Ables
June 18, 1895 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Lucy Marie Ables
October 31, 1897 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 27 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
#4Lillian B Ables
February 1899 (Age 28 years)
Census June 26, 1900 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Hallye Mae Ables
November 8, 1900 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Helen G Ables
1903 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sisterAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Francis Nellie Ables
1905 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 36 years)
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childHarold SykesLucy Marie AblesView this family
Type: Civil marriage
March 21, 1915 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 45 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 46 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 47 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 -
Marriage of a childLurton GeorgeHallye Mae AblesView this family
Type: Civil marriage
November 30, 1919 (Age 49 years)
Census February 3, 1920 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childOrban DunlapFrancis Nellie AblesView this family
Type: Civil marriage
June 1922 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Dello Lee Ables
October 25, 1924 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 58 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a grandsonDello Lee Ables
November 6, 1929 (Age 59 years)
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 59 years)
Death of a husbandHiram Presley Ables
May 11, 1930 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Shirley Maynette Ables
September 26, 1930 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Earl Riggins
July 11, 1936 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 71 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 79 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 83 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Riggins
April 4, 1954 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Hardison Cemetery
Death of a brotherThomas Magus Riggins
December 21, 1955 (Age 85 years)
Death of a half-brotherHerman Chestney Riggins
1973 (Age 102 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 75 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 3, 202000:16:03

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder brother
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
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 Hiram Presley Ables - View this family
Marriage: July 30, 1888Stewart, Tennessee, United States
4 years
Richard Delmar Ables
Birth: December 19, 1892 29 22Tharp, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 1983Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States
3 years
Anna Parker SykesAnna Colleen Ables
Birth: June 18, 1895 31 24Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 26, 1993Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States
2 years
16 months
Lillian B Ables
Birth: February 1899 35 28Stewart, Tennessee, United States
21 months
3 years
Helen G Ables
Birth: 1903 39 32Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years

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