The Shemwell Family

William Henry WrightAge: 61 years18611923

William Henry Wright
Given names
William Henry
Birth December 6, 1861 31 30
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 -
Birth of a brotherAmos Grant Wright
December 5, 1867 (Age 5 years)
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 -
Census June 23, 1900 (Age 38 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 years)

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 (Age 55 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 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 -
Death January 21, 1923 (Age 61 years)
Burial January 22, 1923 (1 day after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Carr Cemetery
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by: Brian Shemwell
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Marriage: March 1, 1854Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Divorce: before 1880
3 years
elder sister
Jennie Ann Wright
Birth: March 16, 1857 27 26Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 30, 1943Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
William Henry Wright
Birth: December 6, 1861 31 30Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 21, 1923Bumpus Mills, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
6 years
younger brother

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