The Shemwell Family

John Risden ThomasAge: 66 years18491915

Name
John Risden Thomas
Given names
John Risden
Surname
Thomas
Birth March 7, 1849
MarriageElizabeth B RideoutteView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 17 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 17 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 19 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 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Ethel Thomas
1890 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 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
MarriageIda May ShemwellView this family
July 21, 1904 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a son
#2Phillip Thomas
1905 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sonPhillip Thomas
1906 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a son
#3Marvin Shemwell Thomas
May 25, 1908 (Age 59 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 61 years)
Death May 22, 1915 (Age 66 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Last change February 19, 201811:44:00

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
Family with Ida May Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 21, 1904Rowan, North Carolina, United States
17 months
son
Phillip Thomas
Birth: 1905 55 36Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1906Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
son
Marvin Shemwell Thomas
Birth: May 25, 1908 59 39Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 8, 1993Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Family with Elizabeth B Rideoutte - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
daughter
Christopher Maxy Hall + Ida May Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
Christopher Maxy Hall
Birth: December 25, 1867North Carolina, United States
Death: March 24, 1900North Carolina, United States
wife
Marriage: December 10, 1894Rowan, North Carolina, United States
9 months
step-son
James Reid Hall
Birth: August 31, 1895 27 26Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 1, 1956Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

John Risden Thomas has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John R Thomas - Household

Salisbury Rowan NC

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
John R ThomasheadMW61M6--NCNCNCMachinistRail Road Shop
Ida M ThomaswifeFW40M644NCNCNC
Ethel ThomasdaughterFW20S---NCNCNCMilliver?Retail Dry Goods
James Reid Hallstep sonMW15S---NCNCNC
Marvin ThomassonMW2S---NCNCNC

Notes: Says John has 4 children - 3 living - both are 2nd Marriage