The Shemwell Family

Adelaide “Adelle” PontonAge: 90 years18531944

Name
Adelaide “Adelle” Ponton
Given names
Adelaide
Nickname
Adelle
Surname
Ponton
Married name
Adelaide Renville
Birth December 1853 24 21
Birth of a brotherJoseph Ponton
June 24, 1858 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a brotherJoseph Ponton
before 1860 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterMatilda Adelle Ponton
April 30, 1860 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherFrancis Ponton
November 18, 1861 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterMarie Ponton
July 5, 1863 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterMarie Ponton
February 25, 1864 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterRosalie “Rose” Ponton
January 27, 1865 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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
Death of a brotherFrancis Ponton
September 2, 1866 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 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 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherHenry Aaron Ponton
March 8, 1868 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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
Birth of a sisterAnastasia Marie Ponton
March 13, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Death of a fatherFrancois Louis Ponton
March 7, 1871 (Age 17 years)
Marriage of a parentNapoleon RenvilleAdelle Selfridge RainvilleView this family
July 3, 1872 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-sisterJennie Adelle Renville
May 21, 1873 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-sisterOregina Ida Renville
about 1875 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 of a motherAdelle Selfridge Rainville
December 12, 1898 (Age 45 years)
Death of a half-sisterOregina Ida Renville
before 1900 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a sisterAnastasia Marie Ponton
about 1927 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 88 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death about 1944 (Age 90 years)
Last change March 11, 201603:38:55

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

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