The Shemwell Family

Cornelia Hayes HesterAge: 80 years18661947

Cornelia Hayes Hester
Given names
Cornelia Hayes
Birth October 11, 1866 39 35
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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 brotherMurray Hester
1870 (Age 3 years)
Census September 8, 1870 (Age 3 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherEleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherEdmund Garner Hester
March 3, 1886 (Age 19 years)
Death of a motherSusan Francis “Sally” Wilson
April 20, 1897 (Age 30 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 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 50 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 51 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 62 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterMartha Hewell “Mattie” Hester
February 25, 1939 (Age 72 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 75 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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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 79 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. -
Death July 27, 1947 (Age 80 years)
Last change August 22, 201612:15:39

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: August 12, 1852Christian, Kentucky, United States
7 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
Lee Willie Hester
Birth: May 17, 1863 36 31Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 21, 1951Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Cornelia Hayes Hester
Birth: October 11, 1866 39 35Kentucky, United States
Death: July 27, 1947Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother

Cornelia Hayes Hester has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Edmund Garner Hester - Household

Christian, Kentucky

Ed G Hesterhead43MWFarmerTN
Susan F Hesterwife38FWKeeping HouseKY
Martha Hesterdaughter10FWKY
Lee Hesterson7MWKY
Cornelia Hesterdaughter4FWKY
Murray Hesterson2moMWKY
Winnie Hester38BFDomestic ServantKY
Ben Boyham20MBWorks on FarmKY

Murray is listed as "Infant" see 1880 census.

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Edmund Garner Hester - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

Edward HesterWM53headMFarmerTNVATN
Susan HesterWF48wifeMKeeping HouseKYVAVA
Martha HesterWF19daughterSSeamstressKYTNKY
Lee HesterWM17sonSFarm LaborKYTNKY
Cornelia HesterWF14daughterSAt SchoolKYTNKY
Murray HesterWM11sonSAt SchoolKYTNKY

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