The Shemwell Family

John Davis MotsenbockerAge: 79 years18491929

John Davis Motsenbocker
Given names
John Davis
Birth August 19, 1849
MarriageAmanda Caldonia MitchellView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 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 11 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 17 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 17 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 19 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1James Oscar Motsenbocker
January 1886 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 48 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 -
Marriage of a childJames Oscar MotsenbockerGoldia Mae “Goldie” RichardsonView this family
December 23, 1909 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Velma Corinne Motsenbocker
February 9, 1912 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#2James Oscar Motsenbocker Jr.
January 17, 1917 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 67 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 68 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Bettie Sue Motsenbocker
January 10, 1924 (Age 74 years)
Death May 8, 1929 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Maguire-Fairview Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
John Davis Motsenbocker
Birth: August 19, 1849Indiana, United States
Death: May 8, 1929Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Family with Amanda Caldonia Mitchell - View this family
John Davis Motsenbocker
Birth: August 19, 1849Indiana, United States
Death: May 8, 1929Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Amanda Caldonia Mitchell
Birth: February 22, 1859Missouri, United States
Death: August 8, 1934Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States

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