The Shemwell Family

Martha Hooks1860

Name
Martha Hooks
Given names
Martha
Surname
Hooks
Birth calculated April 1860 49 30
Census September 1, 1860 (Age 5 months)
Birth of a sisterLouisa Ann “Annie” Hooks
estimated 1861 (Age 9 months)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 months)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherDaniel C Hooks
estimated 1865 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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
Census July 9, 1870 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles W Hooks
calculated 1874 (Age 13 years)
Death of a half-brotherHiram R Hooks
October 1874 (Age 14 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 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 fatherJames R Hooks
November 26, 1884 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 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 57 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 half-sisterMary Elizabeth Hooks
July 2, 1923 (Age 63 years)
Death of a half-brotherJames C Hooks
March 21, 1925 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 81 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 89 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 85 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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Last change July 20, 201611:23:18

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: April 24, 1859Livingston, Kentucky, United States
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Hiram R Hooks
Birth: estimated 1846 34 32Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1874
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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
J R Hookshead49MWFarmerTN
Martha Hookswife30FWKY
Eramus Hooksson22MWFarmerTN
Hiram R Hooksson14MWTN
James C Hooksson10MWTN
Martha Hooksdaughter5moFWKY
William H Wellsstep-son8MWKY
Gower Wellsstep-son6MWKY
Lucy Wellsstep-daughter4FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James R Hooks - Household

Livingston Ky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
J R Hookshead59MWFarmerTN
Martha M Hookswife40FWKeeping houseKY
James C Hooksson20MWFarm laborerTN
Martha Z Hooksdaughter10FWKY
Louisa Ann Hooksdaughter9FWKY
Daniel C Hooksdaughter5FWKY
E Stanley27FWNo OccupationTN
Henry Stanley9MWKY
Mason Stanley7MWKY
Henry Wells18MWFarm laborerKY