The Shemwell Family

Richard Alexander LockeAge: 67 years18501917

Richard Alexander Locke
Given names
Richard Alexander
Birth June 15, 1850
Historical Event
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 -
Historical Event
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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMartha Ellen “Mattie” DriskillView this family
October 31, 1882 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#1Richard Seymour Locke
November 13, 1883 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#2Frank Coleman Locke
June 18, 1886 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#3Charles Edgar “Charlie” Locke
November 12, 1886 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#4Shellie Locke
November 12, 1888 (Age 38 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Ellen “Mattie” Driskill
November 4, 1891 (Age 41 years)
MarriageJulia Ann RobertsonView this family
March 9, 1898 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
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 -
Birth of a son
#5William Thomas Locke
December 1898 (Age 48 years)
Census June 7, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#6John B Locke
about 1901 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a son
#7Sam J Locke
about 1904 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Mary A Locke
about 1906 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childFrank Coleman LockeLennie Belle NewmanView this family
estimated 1907 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Carrie Marie Locke
March 27, 1908 (Age 57 years)
Census April 26, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha Belle Locke
November 4, 1910 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Edgar “Charlie” LockeGrace Jane HancockView this family
estimated 1911 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Charles Buell Locke
February 22, 1912 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Curtis Grant Locke
March 21, 1913 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Fannie Ellen Locke
September 27, 1914 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6James Franklin Locke
March 16, 1915 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childShellie LockeElva Beulah AllenView this family
March 28, 1916 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 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 - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 8, 201908:20:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Martha Ellen “Mattie” Driskill - View this family
Marriage: October 31, 1882Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
1 year
Richard Seymour Locke
Birth: November 13, 1883 33 29Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 28, 1951Spencer, Indiana, United States
3 years
5 months
2 years
Shellie Locke
Birth: November 12, 1888 38 34Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 29, 1959Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Family with Julia Ann Robertson - View this family
Marriage: March 9, 1898Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
10 months
3 years
4 years
3 years
Noah L Weeks + Julia Ann Robertson - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: April 18, 1878Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
11 months
Henry Roads Weeks
Birth: March 9, 1879 16Kentucky, United States
Death: May 24, 1956
J F Horton + Julia Ann Robertson - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: August 30, 1883Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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