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Frances Melvina PowersAge: 81 years18581939

Name
Frances Melvina Powers
Given names
Frances Melvina
Surname
Powers
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 - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 8 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 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
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
Burial
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
father
mother
Marriage:
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
herself
Family with James J Hodges - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: April 16, 1877Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
21 months
son
W G Hodges
Birth: calculated 1878 28 19Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death:
3 years
daughter
Geneva Hodges
Birth: October 16, 1880 31 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1972Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
8 years
son
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
son
Herman Hodges
Birth: calculated 1892 42 33Tennessee, United States
Death:
4 years
daughter
Thula Hodges
Birth: calculated 1895 45 36Tennessee, United States
Death:
4 years
son

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