The Shemwell Family

John Melvin GreeneAge: 78 years18651944

Name
John Melvin Greene
Given names
John Melvin
Surname
Greene
Birth August 4, 1865 39 37
Birth of a sisterGreene
about 1867 (Age 16 months)
Death of a sisterGreene
about 1867 (Age 16 months)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 months)
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 16 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherE. Lindsay Greene
May 11, 1869 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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
Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterGreene
about 1871 (Age 5 years)
Death of a sisterGreene
about 1871 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherRichard Lee Greene
May 1873 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a paternal grandfatherSolomon Greene
December 24, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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
Death of a motherMabel Malinda “Linda” Watson
August 10, 1909 (Age 44 years)
Death of a brotherSolomon Riley Greene
March 27, 1913 (Age 47 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Riley Greene
January 13, 1915 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a brotherRichard Lee Greene
September 28, 1918 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 51 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 52 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a sisterCelia Greene
December 4, 1921 (Age 56 years)
Burial of a sisterCelia Greene
December 6, 1921 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery: John Riley Greene Cemetery
Death of a brotherElihu Greene
July 3, 1926 (Age 60 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sisterNancy Louisa “Eliza” Greene
April 27, 1936 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Willis “Bill” Greene
November 13, 1938 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherHarvey R Greene
February 15, 1940 (Age 74 years)
Death of a sisterLucy Carolina Greene
June 18, 1942 (Age 76 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death April 27, 1944 (Age 78 years)
Burial April 29, 1944 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: John Riley Greene Cemetery
Last change May 28, 201720:17:53

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: October 7, 1844Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
11 months
elder sister
18 months
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Solomon Riley Greene
Birth: May 4, 1851 24 23Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 27, 1913Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
elder sister
23 months
elder sister
Lucy Carolina Greene
Birth: August 27, 1855 29 27Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 18, 1942Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
18 months
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Camilla Greene
Birth: January 26, 1863 36 35Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 2, 1944Fallston, Harford, Maryland, United States
3 years
himself
John Melvin Greene
Birth: August 4, 1865 39 37Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 27, 1944Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Greene
Birth: about 1867 40 39Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1867Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
E. Lindsay Greene
Birth: May 11, 1869 42 41Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 25, 1946Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger sister
Greene
Birth: about 1871 44 43Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
Richard Lee Greene
Birth: May 1873 46 45Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 28, 1918Burke, North Carolina, United States

John Melvin Greene has 33 first cousins recorded