The Shemwell Family

William R “Willie” McGinnis1856

Name
William R “Willie” McGinnis
Given names
William R
Nickname
Willie
Surname
McGinnis
Birth June 1856 28 25
Birth of a brotherEugene McGinnis
calculated 1857 (Age 7 months)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a brotherMary D “Nancy” McGinnis
calculated 1860 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterHellen L McGinnis
calculated 1862 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherHezekiah J McGinnis
calculated 1864 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley McGinnis
March 1867 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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 10 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 12 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
Birth of a sisterCarrie F McGinnis
May 1870 (Age 13 years)
Census October 15, 1870 (Age 14 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherHezekiah McGinnis
February 28, 1872 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a sisterAnnie L McGinnis
November 1873 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 14, 1880 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 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
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 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 60 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 61 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 73 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
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley McGinnis
September 24, 1930 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 85 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 93 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 89 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
Deathunknown

Last change August 30, 201613:00:13

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 23, 1853Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
9 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
19 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
John Wesley McGinnis
Birth: March 1867 39 36Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 1930Delafield, Warren, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister

William R “Willie” McGinnis has 11 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - James A McGinnis - Household

Hadley, Warren, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
James A McGinnishead42MWConstableKY
Harret McGinniswife33FWHouse KeeperKY
Sarah E McGinnisdaughter16FWKY
William McGinnisson14MWAttend schoolKY
Eugene McGinnisson12MWAttend schoolKY
Nancy D McGinnisson10MWAttend schoolKY
Hellen L McGinnisdaughter8FWAttend schoolKY
Hezekiah McGinnisson6MWAttend schoolKY
John McGinnisson4MWKY
Carrie F McGinnisdaughter2muFWKYApr?

Carrie is ?antha see 1880 census & Harret is only 33?

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James A McGinnis - Household

Hadley, Warren, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
J A McGinnisWM52headMFarmerKYKYVA
Henrietta McGinnisWF48wifeMKeeping HouseKYVAVA
Sarah E McGinnisWF24daughterSAt HomeKYKYKY
William R McGinnisWM23sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
Mary D McGinnisWM20sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
Hellen L McGinnisWF18daughterSAt HomeKYKYKY
Hezekiah J McGinnisWM16sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
John W McGinnisWM13sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
Carrie F McGinnisWF10daughterSAt HomeKYKYKY
Annie L McGinnisWF7daughterSKYKYKY

Nancy is now Mary & Henrietta' age is good -b

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William R McGinnis - Household

Warren, Kentucky

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Willie R McGinnisheadWMJun185643SKYKYKYFarmer
Sarah E McGinniselder sisterWFApr185444SKYKYKY
John W McGinnisyounger brotherWMMar186733MKYKYKYFarmer
Carrie F McGinnisyounger sisterWFMay187030SKYKYKY
Annie L McGinnisyounger sisterWFNov187326SKYKYKY
Edward McGinnisFarm HandWMAug187821SKYKYKYFarm laborer