The Shemwell Family

Robert Benjamin ClarkAge: 61 years18511913

Name
Robert Benjamin Clark
Given names
Robert Benjamin
Surname
Clark
Birth December 11, 1851 29 30
Marriage of parentsRev. John Fox ClarkFrancis “Nancy” TomlinsonView this family
estimated 1851

Death of a motherFrancis “Nancy” Tomlinson
May 4, 1855 (Age 3 years)

Fact
Additional Info: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90071103

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Marriage of a parentRev. John Fox ClarkMary Elizabeth Marguerite WebbView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 31, 1863 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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
Birth of a half-sisterMary W Clark
1867 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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 15 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 17 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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
Death of a fatherRev. John Fox Clark
February 9, 1899 (Age 47 years)
Death March 20, 1913 (Age 61 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Peninsula Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1851
11 months
himself
Robert Benjamin Clark
Birth: December 11, 1851 29 30Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: March 20, 1913Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
-3 years
elder sister
Susan F Clark
Birth: December 11, 1848 26 27Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: November 29, 1929Pettis, Missouri, United States
Father’s family with Mary Elizabeth Marguerite Webb - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: December 31, 1863Cooper, Missouri, United States
4 years
half-sister

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