The Shemwell Family

S Alice “Allie” Peele1865

S Alice “Allie” Peele
Given names
S Alice
Married name
S Alice Riggins
Birth July 1865
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 months)
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 18 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Religious marriageWilliam M Riggins Jr.View this family
November 21, 1882 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1Herman Chestney Riggins
August 28, 1887 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#2Harry Tracy Riggins
November 25, 1889 (Age 24 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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 1, 1900 (Age 34 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 42 years)
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Lee Riggins
April 15, 1915 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#2James Howard Riggins
February 14, 1917 (Age 51 years)
Death of a grandsonJames Howard Riggins
April 12, 1917 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mildred Louise Riggins
July 29, 1918 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 51 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 52 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 64 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 76 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 84 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a sonHerman Chestney Riggins
1973 (Age 107 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 80 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. -

Last change September 15, 201811:49:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with William M Riggins Jr. - View this family
Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
2 years
Harry Tracy Riggins
Birth: November 25, 1889 60 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1985Illinois, United States
William M Riggins Jr. + Clerinda Maletha Shemwell - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 22, 1853Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
2 years
17 months
8 years
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years

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