The Shemwell Family

Martha Elizabeth WittAge: 48 years18521901

Name
Martha Elizabeth Witt
Given names
Martha Elizabeth
Surname
Witt
Married name
Martha Elizabeth Todd
Birth May 5, 1852 40 40
Birth of a brotherRobert Ellis Witt
January 1858 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 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 8 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 14 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 14 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 16 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
Death of a motherMary Thomas Cox
April 14, 1875 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Witt
December 25, 1878 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a fatherLittle Berry Witt
September 26, 1889 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 45 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
Death January 16, 1901 (Age 48 years)

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by: Brian Shemwell
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Marriage: October 2, 1833Madison, Kentucky, United States
19 years
herself
Martha Elizabeth Witt
Birth: May 5, 1852 40 40Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 16, 1901
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-15 years
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