The Shemwell Family

Adelle Selfridge RainvilleAge: 66 years18321898

Adelle Selfridge Rainville
Given names
Adelle Selfridge
Married name
Adelle Selfridge Renville
Married name
Adelle Selfridge Ponton
Birth January 21, 1832

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 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 -
MarriageFrancois Louis PontonView this family
July 30, 1850 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Louis Ponton
August 24, 1851 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Adelaide “Adelle” Ponton
December 1853 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3Joseph Ponton
June 24, 1858 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sonJoseph Ponton
before 1860 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Matilda Adelle Ponton
April 30, 1860 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Francis Ponton
November 18, 1861 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Marie Ponton
July 5, 1863 (Age 31 years)
Death of a daughterMarie Ponton
February 25, 1864 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Rosalie “Rose” Ponton
January 27, 1865 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 29 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 -
Death of a sonFrancis Ponton
September 2, 1866 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 34 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 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#8Henry Aaron Ponton
March 8, 1868 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#9Anastasia Marie Ponton
March 13, 1870 (Age 38 years)
Death of a husbandFrancois Louis Ponton
March 7, 1871 (Age 39 years)
MarriageNapoleon RenvilleView this family
July 3, 1872 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Jennie Adelle Renville
May 21, 1873 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Oregina Ida Renville
about 1875 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a husbandNapoleon Renville
February 13, 1892 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Isaac SchuckJennie Adelle RenvilleView this family
January 1, 1896 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lola Vae Schuck
October 5, 1896 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 66 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 granddaughter
#2Zoe Leona Schuck
September 1898 (Age 66 years)
Death December 12, 1898 (Age 66 years)
Last change March 4, 201619:28:00

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Napoleon Renville - View this family
Marriage: July 3, 1872Iroquois, Iowa, United States
11 months
3 years
Family with Francois Louis Ponton - View this family
Marriage: July 30, 1850Iroquois, Iowa, United States
13 months
2 years
Adelaide “Adelle” Ponton
Birth: December 1853 24 21Canada
Death: about 1944Sioux Rapids, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States
5 years
Joseph Ponton
Birth: June 24, 1858 29 26Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: before 1860
22 months
Matilda Adelle Ponton
Birth: April 30, 1860 31 28Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: about 1963Spokane, Washington, United States
19 months
Francis Ponton
Birth: November 18, 1861 32 29Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: September 2, 1866Iroquois, Iowa, United States
20 months
Marie Ponton
Birth: July 5, 1863 34 31Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: February 25, 1864Iroquois, Iowa, United States
19 months
Rosalie “Rose” Ponton
Birth: January 27, 1865 36 33Iroquois, Iowa, United States
3 years
Henry Aaron Ponton
Birth: March 8, 1868 39 36Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: May 26, 1962Eureka, Lincoln, Montana, United States
2 years
Anastasia Marie Ponton
Birth: March 13, 1870 41 38Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: about 1927Pierce, Nebraska, United States

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