The Shemwell Family

Frances Melvina PowersAge: 81 years18581939

Frances Melvina Powers
Given names
Frances Melvina
Married name
Frances Melvina Hodges
Birth November 24, 1858 32 29
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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 2 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 8 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 8 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 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 -
MarriageJames J HodgesView this family
April 16, 1877 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1W G Hodges
calculated 1878 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 11, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Geneva Hodges
October 16, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3Eugene Talmadge “E T” Hodges
June 19, 1888 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4Herman Hodges
calculated 1892 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Thula Hodges
calculated 1895 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mamie Zink
December 1897 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#6Jackson Garrett Hodges
calculated 1898 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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 granddaughter
#2Lily Zink
April 1900 (Age 41 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Garrett Powers
June 3, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherNancy LeeAnn Breeden
June 3, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Cecil Zink
calculated 1909 (Age 50 years)
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherJames Winfield Scott Powers
July 17, 1911 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childEugene Talmadge “E T” HodgesZora May ShemwellView this family
April 3, 1912 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Thedis Hodges
September 22, 1913 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Mammie Louise Hodges
1916 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 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 58 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 59 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 granddaughterMammie Louise Hodges
August 5, 1919 (Age 60 years)
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a husbandJames J Hodges
February 14, 1930 (Age 71 years)
Address: 2630 Yale Ave
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 71 years)
Death December 2, 1939 (Age 81 years)
Cause of death: Fractured femur due to fall
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Arlington Heights Cemetery
Last change January 9, 201812:30:29

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
James Winfield Scott Powers
Birth: February 1853 26 23Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 17, 1911Houston, Tennessee, United States
6 years
Family with James J Hodges - View this family
Marriage: April 16, 1877Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
21 months
W G Hodges
Birth: calculated 1878 28 19Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Geneva Hodges
Birth: October 16, 1880 31 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1972Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
8 years
Talmadge HodgesEugene Talmadge “E T” Hodges
Birth: June 19, 1888 39 29Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 17, 1967Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
Herman Hodges
Birth: calculated 1892 42 33Tennessee, United States
4 years
Thula Hodges
Birth: calculated 1895 45 36Tennessee, United States
4 years

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