The Shemwell Family

Paulina Jane Witt1842

Paulina Jane Witt
Given names
Paulina Jane
Married name
Paulina Jane Todd
Married name
Paulina Jane Mathews
Birth about 1842 30 29
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a sisterMartha Elizabeth Witt
May 5, 1852 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert Ellis Witt
January 1858 (Age 16 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 15 years)

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 19 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 25 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 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 -
MarriageJames M ToddView this family
February 28, 1870 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1Henry Clark Todd
December 7, 1873 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherMary Thomas Cox
April 14, 1875 (Age 33 years)
Death of a husbandJames M Todd
June 29, 1875 (Age 33 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Witt
December 25, 1878 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageHenry MathewsView this family
April 10, 1884 (Age 42 years)
Death of a fatherLittle Berry Witt
September 26, 1889 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childHenry Clark ToddNancy Ann ArvinView this family
April 3, 1895 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Grace Evelyn Todd
June 1896 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 56 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 -
Death of a sisterMartha Elizabeth Witt
January 16, 1901 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Elliott McKee “Al” Todd
August 17, 1901 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Chester Bland Todd
May 18, 1904 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Raymond Earl Todd
September 24, 1906 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Ross Lawrence Todd
March 3, 1909 (Age 67 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 74 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 75 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 76 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 87 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sonHenry Clark Todd
January 5, 1937 (Age 95 years)

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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 99 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 108 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 104 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 22, 201619:12:17

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 2, 1833Madison, Kentucky, United States
19 years
younger sister
Martha Elizabeth Witt
Birth: May 5, 1852 40 40Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 16, 1901
6 years
younger brother
-15 years
Family with James M Todd - View this family
James M Todd
Birth: about 1842Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 29, 1875Madison, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: February 28, 1870Madison, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Family with Henry Mathews - View this family
Marriage: April 10, 1884Madison, Kentucky, United States

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