The Shemwell Family

Paralel Eliza WilliamsAge: 79 years18561936

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

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 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 -
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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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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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 -
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 -
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)
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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 -
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)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 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 60 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 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 -
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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 -
Death of a husbandMarion Edmisten
March 25, 1934 (Age 77 years)
Death March 25, 1936 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Holyoke Memorial Park
Family with parents - View this family
John Siddle Williams
Birth: 1810Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 22, 1881Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: August 30, 1854Hickory, Missouri, United States
2 years
Mother’s family with Josiah Smith Thompson - View this family
Marriage: 1886Arkansas, United States
Family with Marion Edmisten - View this family
Marriage: November 1, 1874Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas, United States
2 years
25 years

Paralel Eliza Williams has 27 first cousins recorded