The Shemwell Family

John Wesley McGinnisAge: 63 years18671930

John Wesley McGinnis
Given names
John Wesley
Birth March 1867 39 36
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The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 22 months)

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 sisterCarrie F McGinnis
May 1870 (Age 3 years)
Census October 15, 1870 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherHezekiah McGinnis
February 28, 1872 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterAnnie L McGinnis
November 1873 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 14, 1880 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
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 -
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 33 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 50 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 -
MarriageWinnie H View this family
calculated 1920 (Age 52 years)

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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 -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 63 years)
Death September 24, 1930 (Age 63 years)
Last change July 29, 201915:36:41

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1853Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
9 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
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
Family with Winnie H - View this family
John Wesley McGinnis
Birth: March 1867 39 36Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 1930Delafield, Warren, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: calculated 1920

John Wesley McGinnis has 11 first cousins recorded

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

Hadley, Warren, Kentucky

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

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

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

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley McGinnis - Household

Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky

John McGinnisheadMW62M52NoYesKYKYKYFarmerFarm
Winnie H McGinniswifeFW45M35NoYesKYKYKYSales ladyDry Goods