The Shemwell Family

Robert Ellis Witt1858

Robert Ellis Witt
Given names
Robert Ellis
Birth January 1858 46 45
MarriageMargaret Maria ArvinView this family

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 -
Death of a motherMary Thomas Cox
April 14, 1875 (Age 17 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Witt
December 25, 1878 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherLittle Berry Witt
September 26, 1889 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Rolland Witt
January 6, 1894 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mattie Bell Witt
July 1896 (Age 38 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Susie M Witt
February 1899 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Elizabeth Witt
January 16, 1901 (Age 43 years)

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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 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 59 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 60 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 83 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 92 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 88 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. -

Last change January 21, 201620:31:55

by: Brian Shemwell
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Marriage: October 2, 1833Madison, Kentucky, United States
19 years
elder sister
Martha Elizabeth Witt
Birth: May 5, 1852 40 40Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 16, 1901
6 years
-15 years
elder sister
Family with Margaret Maria Arvin - View this family
Joseph Rolland Witt
Birth: January 6, 1894 36 23Kentucky, United States
Death: February 19, 1980Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
3 years
Susie M Witt
Birth: February 1899 41 28Kentucky, United States

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