The Shemwell Family

Ben McGinnis1871

Ben McGinnis
Given names
Birth 1871 39 29

Death of a paternal grandfatherHezekiah McGinnis
February 28, 1872 (Age 13 months)

Birth of a sisterEllen McGinnis
1873 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a brotherRobert T. McGinnis
October 2, 1878 (Age 7 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 3, 1880 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherAtha W McGinnis
April 25, 1883 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherElgin McGinnis
January 4, 1886 (Age 15 years)

Death of a brotherElgin McGinnis
March 3, 1894 (Age 23 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 27 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 -
Death of a motherMary Fannie Smith
December 5, 1900 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherStarling A McGinnis
October 29, 1910 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnis
July 24, 1914 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 45 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 46 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 47 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 brotherJames William McGinnis
May 14, 1927 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherAtha W McGinnis
April 25, 1929 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 58 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 70 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 79 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 75 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. -

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by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: February 24, 1858Warren, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder sister
13 months
elder sister
Nancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnis
Birth: March 19, 1860 29 18Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 24, 1914Simpson, Kentucky, United States
17 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
19 months
3 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
Atha W McGinnis
Birth: April 25, 1883 52 41Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 1929Logan, Illinois, United States
3 years
younger brother

Ben McGinnis has 9 first cousins recorded