The Shemwell Family

Edward Alexander RossAge: 59 years18671927

Edward Alexander Ross
Given names
Edward Alexander
Birth March 9, 1867

MarriageMary Susan “Susie” ShemwellView this family

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 son
#1Homer Alston Ross
October 6, 1912 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sonHomer Alston Ross
October 1, 1913 (Age 46 years)
Burial of a sonHomer Alston Ross
October 7, 1913 (Age 46 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Birth of a daughter
#2Madge Lucille Ross
October 2, 1914 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 -
Death January 28, 1927 (Age 59 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Last change November 29, 202117:13:07

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Susan “Susie” Shemwell - View this family
Homer Alston Ross
Birth: October 6, 1912 45 38Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 1, 1913Henderson, Kentucky, United States
2 years
James Mathew Sights + Mary Susan “Susie” Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: January 7, 1892Niagara, Henderson, Kentucky, United States
11 months
Effie R Sights
Birth: November 1892 23 18
Death: April 24, 1980Henderson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Herman Russel Sights
Birth: estimated March 1896 26 22Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 2, 1939
2 years
Blanche H Sights
Birth: April 29, 1898 28 24Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 10, 1972Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Ashford Rankin Sights
Birth: April 20, 1903 33 29
Death: August 11, 1985Henderson, Kentucky, United States

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