The Shemwell Family

Nancy Lee CrookAge: 101 years18401941

Nancy Lee Crook
Given names
Nancy Lee
Married name
Nancy Lee Armstrong
Birth November 21, 1840
MarriageHannibal ArmstrongView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 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 16 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 20 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 26 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 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 son
#1Charles Lee Armstrong
February 6, 1870 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childCharles Lee ArmstrongRosa Elnora “Rosie” ShemwellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
June 11, 1891 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Annis Vinita Armstrong
July 13, 1895 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 57 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 granddaughter
#2Emma Lee Armstrong
December 17, 1903 (Age 63 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 75 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 76 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 77 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 of a husbandHannibal Armstrong
June 30, 1927 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 88 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 89 years)
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 99 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 101 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 -
Death December 5, 1941 (Age 101 years)
Last change March 15, 201713:38:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Hannibal Armstrong - View this family
Hannibal Armstrong
Birth: August 18, 1838Tennessee, United States
Death: June 30, 1927Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Nancy Lee Crook
Birth: November 21, 1840Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States
Death: December 5, 1941Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Charles Lee Armstrong
Birth: February 6, 1870 31 29Pilot Grove, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 28, 1956Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Charles Lee Armstrong - Household

1018 Fairacres Ave Houston, Harris, Texas

Armstrong, Charles LheadMW40M117MOTNVABook keeperCommission House
Armstrong, Rosa EwifeFW34M11742MOKYMO
Armstrong, VanitadaughterFW15SMOMOMO
Armstrong, Emme LeedaughterFW8SKSMOMO
Armstrong, HannibalfatherMW71M147TNTNTN
Armstrong, NancymotherFW66M147VAVAVA

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Charles Lee Armstrong - Household

Block 1965 Houston, Harris, Texas

Chas L ArmstrongheadMW60M21MOTNVAAccountant
Rosa E ArmstrongwifeFW54M17MOMOMO
Nancy C ArmstrongmotherFW82WdVAVAVA
John W Shemwellfather in lawMW76WdMOKYKY

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Charles Lee Armstrong - Household

3424 Telephone Houston, Harris, Texas

Armstrong, Charles LheadMW69MMOsame placeCertified Public AccountantOwn Business
Armstrong, Rosie EXwifeFW65MMOsame place
Armstrong, NancymotherFW98WdVAsame place
Judy, RobertlodgerMW19SMOsame placeCooperMOStuff DucksDuck factory