The Shemwell Family

Susan M Herndon1854

Susan M Herndon
Given names
Susan M
Married name
Susan M Hudson
Married name
Susan M Mathews
Birth 1854 24 19
MarriageJames HudsonView this family

MarriageR P MathewsView this family

Birth of a brotherJohn Herndon
1857 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a sisterHarriett Elizabeth Herndon
1859 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha E Herndon
April 1860 (Age 6 years)
Census June 4, 1860 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy C Herndon
1862 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 -
Birth of a brotherWilliam Lee “Willy” Herndon
1866 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 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 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterLevert Herndon
1868 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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 -
Birth of a brotherBenjamin W Herndon
April 1870 (Age 16 years)
Census July 29, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherBenjamin Zachery Herndon
August 7, 1873 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a sisterDella W Herndon
1875 (Age 21 years)
Death of a motherMary E McMahan
October 3, 1877 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a parentWilliam James HerndonAdelia M TurleyView this family
1882 (Age 28 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherSusan Fox
August 1885 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 -
Death of a fatherWilliam James Herndon
January 3, 1912 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 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 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 87 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 96 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 92 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. -

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 7, 1853Cooper, Missouri, United States
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younger brother
3 years
younger sister
16 months
younger sister
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younger sister
younger brother
younger sister
younger brother
Benjamin W Herndon
Birth: April 1870 40 36Saline, Missouri, United States
younger sister
Father’s family with Adelia M Turley - View this family
Adelia M Turley
Birth: May 10, 1827 40 37Missouri, United States
Death: December 29, 1912Saline, Missouri, United States
Marriage: 1882
Family with James Hudson - View this family
Family with R P Mathews - View this family

Susan M Herndon has 25 first cousins recorded