The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Dowell

Name
Elizabeth Dowell
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Dowell
Birth
Birth of a sisterEdith Virginia Dowell
April 12, 1859
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Shemwell
January 10, 1862
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869

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
Death of a fatherGeorge Washington Dowell Sr.
March 21, 1874
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

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
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 motherMary Eliza Shemwell
January 14, 1900
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918

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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a half-brotherSally Maria Dowell
May 15, 1923
Death of a sisterAnnie Schultz Dowell
March 9, 1928
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a brotherGeorge Washington Dowell Jr.
August 8, 1931
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Dowell
1938
Death of a sisterEdith Virginia Dowell
May 24, 1942
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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Last change December 20, 201510:17:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 6, 1850Maryland, United States
16 months
sister
Annie Schultz Dowell
Birth: October 9, 1851 48 33Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: March 9, 1928Prince Frederick, Calvert, Maryland, United States
17 months
brother
22 months
brother
herself
sister
Edith Virginia Dowell
Birth: April 12, 1859 55 41Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: May 24, 1942Calvert, Maryland, United States
Father’s family with Margaret Ireland - View this family
father
step-mother
Margaret Ireland
Birth: about 1812Maryland, United States
Death: February 1844Calvert, Maryland, United States
Marriage: July 16, 1833Maryland, United States
Father’s family with Ann B Fowler - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 3, 1835Calvert, Maryland, United States
Father’s family with Maria P Mitchell - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: October 22, 1840Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
half-brother
Sally Maria Dowell
Birth: November 12, 1842 39Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: May 15, 1923Calvert, Maryland, United States
1 year
half-brother
Mary Christianna Dowell
Birth: November 3, 1843 40Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death:
3 years
half-brother
George Thomas Henry Dowell
Birth: January 9, 1847 43Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 9, 1847Calvert, Maryland, United States
Father’s family with Rebecca D - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: September 21, 1848Calvert, Maryland, United States

Elizabeth Dowell has 10 first cousins recorded