The Shemwell Family

William Alexander “Willie” DrumrightAge: 90 years18571948

William Alexander “Willie” Drumright
Given names
William Alexander
Birth December 16, 1857
MarriageSamella Bell “Ella” HoganView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 9 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Harriet Talaiferro “Hattie” Drumright
August 24, 1879 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2Samuel Alexander Drumright
September 20, 1881 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Pearl Mai Drumright
December 14, 1884 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Beulah Cumi Drumright
January 15, 1886 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Hogan Boswell Drumright
January 1, 1888 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sonHogan Boswell Drumright
June 2, 1889 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6William Lee Drumright
November 20, 1891 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7Ewing Chadwell Drumright
January 19, 1893 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Regina Ella Drumright
June 1895 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 -
Census June 7, 1900 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Louise Gosey
estimated 1905 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Frances Eloise Flowers
August 3, 1907 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Marie Gosey
estimated 1908 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Marshall J Flowers
August 8, 1909 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5James Thomas Gosey Jr.
estimated 1910 (Age 52 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 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 59 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 60 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 grandson
#6Ewing Chadwell “Chad” Drumright
March 24, 1923 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Marriage of a childWilliam Lee DrumrightRachel Jane SperryView this family
December 21, 1929 (Age 72 years)
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Ann Lee Drumright
March 14, 1935 (Age 77 years)
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 83 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 -
Death of a wifeSamella Bell “Ella” Hogan
December 20, 1946 (Age 89 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 88 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. -
Death November 11, 1948 (Age 90 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery
Family with Samella Bell “Ella” Hogan - View this family
Hattie DrumrightHarriet Talaiferro “Hattie” Drumright
Birth: August 24, 1879 21 23Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 21, 1962Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Samuel Alexander Drumright
Birth: September 20, 1881 23 25Williamson, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 28, 1953Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
13 months
Beulah Cumi Drumright
Birth: January 15, 1886 28 30Williamson, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 25, 1963Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Hogan Boswell Drumright
Birth: January 1, 1888 30 32Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 2, 1889Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
4 years
William Lee Drumright
Birth: November 20, 1891 33 36Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 1963Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
14 months
Ewing C. DrumrightEwing Chadwell Drumright
Birth: January 19, 1893 35 37College Grove, Williamson, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 5, 1995Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Regina Ella Drumright
Birth: June 1895 37 39Davidson Cemetery, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

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