The Shemwell Family

William Adams SitesAge: 78 years18591937

William Adams Sites
Given names
William Adams
Birth November 13, 1859
Methodist Minister

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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 16 months)

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 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 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 38 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 -
Religious marriageJane Eleanor BuntingView this family
July 25, 1902 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Eleanor Sites
1905 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a son
#2James Briscoe Sites
1906 (Age 46 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a son
#3William E Sites
June 18, 1910 (Age 50 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 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 58 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 69 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a wifeJane Eleanor Bunting
April 12, 1932 (Age 72 years)

Note: Middle Initial is incorrect.
Death November 30, 1937 (Age 78 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Rosedale Cemetery
Family with Jane Eleanor Bunting - View this family
Marriage: July 25, 1902Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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William E Sites
Birth: June 18, 1910 50 39Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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