The Shemwell Family

Paralel Eliza WilliamsAge: 79 years18561936

Name
Paralel Eliza Williams
Given names
Paralel Eliza
Surname
Williams
Married name
Paralel Eliza Edmisten
Birth August 31, 1856 46 25
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
MarriageMarion EdmistenView this family
November 1, 1874 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1William Edmisten
estimated 1876 (Age 19 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Holland
January 26, 1879 (Age 22 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Siddle Williams
January 22, 1881 (Age 24 years)
Cause: Major Stroke
Marriage of a parentJosiah Smith ThompsonCarolina Isabelle HollandView this family
1886 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a daughter
#2Essa Edmisten
estimated 1900 (Age 43 years)

Death of a daughterEssa Edmisten
1900 (Age 43 years)

Death of a sonWilliam Edmisten
1901 (Age 44 years)

Death of a motherCarolina Isabelle Holland
1916 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 60 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 61 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 73 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a husbandMarion Edmisten
March 25, 1934 (Age 77 years)
Death March 25, 1936 (Age 79 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Holyoke Memorial Park
Family with parents - View this family
father
John Siddle Williams
Birth: 1810Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 22, 1881Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
mother
Marriage: August 30, 1854Hickory, Missouri, United States
2 years
herself
Mother’s family with Josiah Smith Thompson - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: 1886Arkansas, United States
Family with Marion Edmisten - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 1, 1874Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas, United States
2 years
son
25 years
daughter
daughter
daughter
daughter
daughter

Paralel Eliza Williams has 27 first cousins recorded