The Shemwell Family

Thomas Brown “Tom” StinsonAge: 81 years18341916

Name
Thomas Brown “Tom” Stinson
Given names
Thomas Brown
Surname
Stinson
Nickname
Tom
Birth May 3, 1834
MarriageMary Tennessee GaryView this family
unknown

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 16 months)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 11 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 22 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 26 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 32 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 32 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 34 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 daughter
#1Lucinda “Lou” Stinson
September 17, 1876 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Marriage of a childGeorge Henry ShemwellLucinda “Lou” StinsonView this family
March 13, 1895 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Daisy Pearl Shemwell
February 18, 1896 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 63 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 81 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death January 14, 1916 (Age 81 years)
Last change September 9, 201815:39:57

by: Barry Shemwell
Additional Info
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/9928203/person/-709966443/facts

Family with Mary Tennessee Gary - View this family
himself
Thomas Brown “Tom” Stinson
Birth: May 3, 1834Sumner, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 14, 1916Franklin, Greenlee, Arizona, United States
wife
Mary Tennessee Gary
Birth: September 15, 1858Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 31, 1932Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage:
daughter
Lucinda “Lou” Stinson
Birth: September 17, 1876 42 18Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 24, 1960Drakesboro, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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