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Frances Tennessee “Fannie” DriskillAge: 86 years18641951

Frances Tennessee “Fannie” Driskill
Given names
Frances Tennessee
Married name
Frances Tennessee Jackson
Birth December 10, 1864 36 35
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 -
Birth of a brotherSylvester Merryman Driskill
September 8, 1866 (Age 20 months)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Patrick Shemwell
July 1869 (Age 4 years)
Cause: Inflammation of bowels
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 -
Census June 13, 1870 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a half-sisterMartha Ellen “Mattie” Driskill
November 4, 1891 (Age 26 years)
MarriageRobert H JacksonView this family
January 14, 1892 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Alice Belle Jackson
February 10, 1893 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherNancy Isabella Shemwell
August 21, 1893 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2Wilber C Jackson
September 23, 1894 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Osa B Jackson
October 5, 1896 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 son
#4Murry Frank “Ras” Jackson
December 6, 1898 (Age 33 years)
Census June 19, 1900 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Bonnie R Jackson
July 20, 1900 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Franklin Driskill
April 18, 1902 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Infant Daughter Jackson
February 9, 1903 (Age 38 years)
Death of a daughterInfant Daughter Jackson
March 3, 1903 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#7Infant Son Jackson
May 19, 1904 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sonInfant Son Jackson
July 7, 1904 (Age 39 years)
Census May 5, 1910 (Age 45 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Death of a husbandRobert H Jackson
December 28, 1918 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 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 -
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Death of a half-sisterMiranda Isabel “Belle” Driskill
January 31, 1924 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Marjorie Evelyn Dockins
April 23, 1925 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childHerman DockinsBonnie R JacksonView this family
calculated 1925 (Age 60 years)

Marriage of a childClyde Estel RobertsonAlice Belle JacksonView this family
June 11, 1927 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sonWilber C Jackson
August 10, 1929 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 64 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterLouisa Alverta “Lou” Driskill
February 28, 1930 (Age 65 years)
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
May 13, 1931 (Age 66 years)
Death of a half-sisterMary Adeline “Molly” Driskill
February 12, 1934 (Age 69 years)
Death of a half-sisterBarbara Jane Driskill
September 11, 1942 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 76 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 -
Death of a brotherGeorge Clark Driskill
May 21, 1946 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherSylvester Merryman Driskill
August 8, 1946 (Age 81 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Davis Driskill
April 25, 1949 (Age 84 years)
Note: Death Certificate says mother was Miranda Bell Shemwell

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 85 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 81 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 April 22, 1951 (Age 86 years)

Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change May 15, 202016:56:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 3, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
elder sister
20 months
elder brother
George Clark Driskill
Birth: November 6, 1859 31 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 21, 1946Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
18 months
elder brother
1 year
elder brother
John Seymore “Johnnie” Driskill
Birth: May 3, 1862 34 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 13, 1931Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
21 months
younger brother
Father’s family with Barbara Jane Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1850Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
2 years
16 months
2 years
Mother’s family with William Pidcock - View this family
Marriage: April 23, 1856Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Family with Robert H Jackson - View this family
Marriage: January 14, 1892Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Alice Belle Jackson
Birth: February 10, 1893 28 28Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 2, 1968Redfield, Spink, South Dakota, United States
19 months
Wilber C Jackson
Birth: September 23, 1894 29 29Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 10, 1929Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Osa B Jackson
Birth: October 5, 1896 32 31Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 1, 1991Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Murry Frank “Ras” Jackson
Birth: December 6, 1898 34 33Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 4, 1984Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
19 months
Bonnie R Jackson
Birth: July 20, 1900 35 35Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 12, 1971Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Infant Daughter Jackson
Birth: February 9, 1903 38 38Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 3, 1903Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
15 months
Infant Son Jackson
Birth: May 19, 1904 39 39Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 7, 1904Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Frances Tennessee “Fannie” Driskill has 44 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (44)

Parents John Franklin Driskill + Barbara Jane Shemwell
Parents John L Tabb + Martha Ellen Shemwell
1Thomas W Tabb18471906
3Mary Jane Tabb18521917
4John Riley Tabb18541945
5Joseph Warner Tabb18561933
6Susan E Tabb18591870
Parents William Henry Shemwell + Elizabeth Jane Tomerlin
3Leroy J Shemwell18581906
4James H Shemwell18611906
7Mattie V Shemwell18741914
Parents Samuel Black Shemwell + Martha Jane “Mattie” Pidcock
3John L Shemwell18541917
6Samuel M Shemwell18611935
Parents John Pidcock + Mary Ann Shemwell
3Miranda E Pidcock18631900
Parents John Patrick Shemwell Jr. + Mary Hester Sherrod
2Willie Shemwell18711875
3Etta Bell Shemwell18721942
Parents James Lewis Shemwell + Eliza Ann “Lizia” Latham