The Shemwell Family

Henry Aaron PontonAge: 94 years18681962

Henry Aaron Ponton
Given names
Henry Aaron
Birth March 8, 1868 39 36
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 months)

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 sisterMarie Anastasia Ponton
March 13, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherFrancois Louis Ponton
March 7, 1871 (Age 2 years)
Marriage of a parentPvt Napoleon RenvilleAdelle Selfridge RainvilleView this family
July 3, 1872 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a half-sisterJennie Adelle Renville
May 21, 1873 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-sisterOregina Ida Renville
about 1875 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 motherAdelle Selfridge Rainville
December 12, 1898 (Age 30 years)
Death of a half-sisterOregina Ida Renville
before 1900 (Age 31 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageMyrtle Laura “Tessie” AckertView this family
July 19, 1918 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 -
Death of a sisterMarie Anastasia Ponton
March 18, 1927 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterAdelle Ponton
September 19, 1944 (Age 76 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 81 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 -
Death of a wifeMyrtle Laura “Tessie” Ackert
November 2, 1957 (Age 89 years)
Death of a half-sisterJennie Adelle Renville
March 4, 1958 (Age 89 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 77 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. -
Death May 26, 1962 (Age 94 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Tobacco Valley Cemetery
Last change February 7, 202319:18:12

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 30, 1850Iroquois, Iowa, United States
13 months
elder brother
15 months
elder sister
Adelle Ponton
Birth: December 4, 1852 23 20Canada
Death: September 19, 1944Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States
6 years
elder brother
Joseph Ponton
Birth: June 24, 1858 29 26Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: before 1860
22 months
elder sister
Matilda M. Ponton
Birth: April 30, 1860 31 28Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: December 18, 1963Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
19 months
elder brother
Francis Ponton
Birth: November 18, 1861 32 29Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: September 2, 1866Iroquois, Iowa, United States
20 months
elder sister
Marie Ponton
Birth: July 5, 1863 34 31Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: February 25, 1864Iroquois, Iowa, United States
19 months
elder sister
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
younger sister
Marie Anastasia Ponton
Birth: March 13, 1870 41 38Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: March 18, 1927Lynch, Boyd, Nebraska, United States
Mother’s family with Pvt Napoleon Renville - View this family
Pvt Napoleon Renville
Birth: September 22, 1844 37 28Napierville, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada
Death: February 13, 1892O'Brien, Iowa, United States
Marriage: July 3, 1872Iroquois, Iowa, United States
11 months
3 years
Family with Myrtle Laura “Tessie” Ackert - View this family
Henry Aaron Ponton
Birth: March 8, 1868 39 36Iroquois, Iowa, United States
Death: May 26, 1962Eureka, Lincoln, Montana, United States
Myrtle Laura “Tessie” Ackert
Birth: October 14, 1872Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States
Death: November 2, 1957Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States
Marriage: July 19, 1918Eureka, Lincoln, Montana, United States

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