The Shemwell Family

Richard Alexander LockeAge: 67 years18501917

Richard Alexander Locke
Given names
Richard Alexander
Birth June 15, 1850
MarriageMartha E “Mattie” DriskellView this family

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

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 10 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 16 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 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a wifeMartha E “Mattie” Driskell
November 4, 1891 (Age 41 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Death August 31, 1917 (Age 67 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change May 14, 201616:34:19

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Martha E “Mattie” Driskell - View this family
Richard Alexander Locke
Birth: June 15, 1850Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 31, 1917Nelson, Kentucky, United States
Martha E “Mattie” Driskell
Birth: July 12, 1854 26 28Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 4, 1891Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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