The Shemwell Family

Mattie Penelope BrandonAge: 55 years18651920

Mattie Penelope Brandon
Given names
Mattie Penelope
Married name
Mattie Penelope Dyer
Birth June 5, 1865

MarriageRufus King DyerView this family

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 18 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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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 -
Birth of a son
#1Omega Brandon Dyer
February 20, 1902 (Age 36 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 -
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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-
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 -
Death September 10, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Last change June 30, 201613:08:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Rufus King Dyer - View this family
Omega Brandon Dyer
Birth: February 20, 1902 55 36Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 29, 1987Trigg, Kentucky, United States

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