The Shemwell Family

Hezekiah J McGinnis1864

Name
Hezekiah J McGinnis
Given names
Hezekiah J
Surname
McGinnis
Birth calculated 1864 36 33
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 3 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 3 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 3 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 5 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 6 years)
Census October 15, 1870 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherHezekiah McGinnis
February 28, 1872 (Age 8 years)

Birth of a sisterAnnie L McGinnis
November 1873 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 14 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 16 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 34 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 52 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 53 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 54 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 65 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 66 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 77 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 86 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 82 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, 201613:04:21

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: July 23, 1853Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
9 months
elder sister
Sarah E McGinnis
Birth: April 25, 1854 26 23Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death:
2 years
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
Eugene McGinnis
Birth: calculated 1857 29 26Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death:
4 years
elder brother
Mary D “Nancy” McGinnis
Birth: calculated 1860 32 29Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death:
3 years
elder sister
Hellen L McGinnis
Birth: calculated 1862 34 31Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death:
3 years
himself
Hezekiah J McGinnis
Birth: calculated 1864 36 33Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death:
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
Carrie F McGinnis
Birth: May 1870 42 39Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death:
4 years
younger sister
Annie L McGinnis
Birth: November 1873 45 42Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death:

Hezekiah J McGinnis has 11 first cousins recorded