The Shemwell Family

Ruben HolmesAge: 73 years18401914

Ruben Holmes
Given names
Birth March 29, 1840
MarriageMary Elizabeth HendricksonView 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 21 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 -
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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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Etta Valenta Holmes
November 11, 1880 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Pinkney BreezeelEtta Valenta HolmesView this family
calculated 1897 (Age 56 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 58 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
#1Guy R Breezeel
October 23, 1903 (Age 63 years)
Death January 29, 1914 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Holmes Cemetery
Last change August 26, 201610:30:54

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Elizabeth Hendrickson - View this family
Etta Valenta Holmes
Birth: November 11, 1880 40 41Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 3, 1937Marshall, Kentucky, United States

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