The Shemwell Family

John R. Thomas

John Risden ThomasAge: 66 years18491915

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

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

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 17 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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 -
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)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Last change February 19, 201811:44:00

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: July 21, 1904Rowan, North Carolina, United States
17 months
Phillip Thomas
Birth: 1905 55 36Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1906Rowan, North Carolina, United States
3 years
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
Christopher Maxy Hall + Ida May Shemwell - View this family
wife’s husband
Christopher Maxy Hall Tombstone2Christopher Maxy Hall
Birth: December 25, 1867North Carolina, United States
Death: March 24, 1900North Carolina, United States
Marriage: December 10, 1894Rowan, North Carolina, United States
9 months
James Reid Hall
Birth: August 31, 1895 27 26Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 1, 1956Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

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