The Shemwell Family

Nercilla Ellen Spears1856

Nercilla Ellen Spears
Given names
Nercilla Ellen
Married name
Nercilla Ellen Williams
Birth February 1856
MarriageLewis WilliamsView this family

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 months)

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 5 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 10 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 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 son
#1George Williams
May 1878 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#2Ida Lee Williams
April 11, 1881 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Williams
February 1885 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4James Williams
February 1885 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 42 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 -
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 44 years)

Marriage of a childThomas ShemwellIda Lee WilliamsView this family
Type: Civil marriage
April 27, 1901 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Andrew Jackson “A J” Shemwell
July 22, 1904 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Emma C Shemwell
July 24, 1906 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childClinton DeWitt GodfreyIda Lee WilliamsView this family
estimated December 1909 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Grace Parlee “Gracie” Godfrey
October 28, 1911 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam TriggIda Lee WilliamsView this family
May 18, 1916 (Age 60 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 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 60 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 61 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 73 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 85 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 93 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 daughterIda Lee Williams
June 19, 1963 (Age 107 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 89 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 May 1, 201909:16:28

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lewis Williams - View this family
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John Williams
Birth: February 1885 29Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
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James Williams
Birth: February 1885 29Humphreys, Tennessee, United States

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