The Shemwell Family

Mary Mansfield

Mary Mansfield
Given names
Married name
Mary Vickers
MarriageSen. George VickersView this family

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Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Birth of a son
#1Harrison Wilson Vickers
June 24, 1845
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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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

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
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 -
Marriage of a childHarrison Wilson VickersJane Barber Yates “Jennie” ShemwellView this family
May 22, 1873

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Barber Vickers
June 7, 1874
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Jane Shemwell “Jennie” Vickers
Birth of a grandson
#3George Vickers
June 14, 1877
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#4Harrison Wilson Vickers Jr
April 13, 1879
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Corrine Bruce Vickers
February 1881
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Clara Elbrook Vickers
October 4, 1882
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Rose Eleanor Vickers
August 1888
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Dorothy Barber Vickers
June 25, 1894
Death of a granddaughterMary Barber Vickers
August 20, 1895
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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 -
Death of a granddaughterDorothy Barber Vickers
July 10, 1907
Cause: typhoid fever
Death of a sonHarrison Wilson Vickers
June 5, 1911

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic

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

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic

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 -
Death of a granddaughterCorrine Bruce Vickers
December 5, 1921

Family with Sen. George Vickers - View this family

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