The Shemwell Family

John Clary1836

John Clary
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Birth 1836
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 21 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 25 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 31 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 31 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 33 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 daughter
#1Addie Lucy Clary
October 1871 (Age 35 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 42 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#1Herbert Shemwell
March 25, 1893 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childJames Thomas “Bud” ShemwellAddie Lucy ClaryView this family
February 4, 1894 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ruby Shemwell
December 9, 1896 (Age 60 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 62 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 grandson
#3John Thomas “Johnny” Shemwell
April 30, 1901 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Abbett Homer Shemwell
February 19, 1904 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Walter Clyde Shemwell
June 24, 1907 (Age 71 years)
Census May 10, 1910 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6James Cecil Shemwell
June 17, 1910 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Calvin Felix Shemwell
April 23, 1913 (Age 77 years)
Death of a grandsonCalvin Felix Shemwell
May 1, 1913 (Age 77 years)
Burial of a grandsonCalvin Felix Shemwell
1913 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 80 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 81 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 82 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 93 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a daughterAddie Lucy Clary
1936 (Age 100 years)

Burial of a daughterAddie Lucy Clary
1936 (Age 100 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gant Cemetery
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 105 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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