The Shemwell Family

Francis M MillerAge: 71 years18471918

Francis M Miller
Given names
Francis M
Birth May 13, 1847 23 20
Birth of a brotherWilliam H Miller
October 11, 1848 (Age 16 months)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Census August 5, 1850 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Hanna Miller
March 14, 1853 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterLouisa Margaret Miller
May 1859 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 9 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 29, 1860 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 13 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 19 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 19 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a brotherGeorge T Miller
calculated 1868 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Shemwell
after July 1870 (Age 23 years)
Census August 1, 1870 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Gorrell
August 22, 1873 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 33 years)
Religious marriageLouise Jane HoweView this family
October 2, 1884 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Rebecca Francis “Fannie” Miller
October 18, 1887 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lucy Henley Miller
December 11, 1889 (Age 42 years)
Death of a fatherWilkerson C Miller
1889 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#3Clarence Monroe Miller
February 23, 1897 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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 8, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a son
#4Leonard Arthur Miller
September 13, 1901 (Age 54 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Shemwell
February 1, 1903 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ethel L Grinstead
February 6, 1908 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Ernest W Grinstead
May 19, 1909 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childThomas HughesRebecca Francis “Fannie” MillerView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 14, 1909 (Age 62 years)
Census April 20, 1910 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Susan Hughes
May 3, 1910 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Emma E Grinstead
1911 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Elmer Roy Grinstead
November 10, 1913 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam H Miller
November 18, 1915 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 68 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#6James Thomas Hughes
March 7, 1918 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 69 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 70 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 December 10, 1918 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Longwood Cemetery
Last change March 24, 201814:19:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 17, 1845Logan, Kentucky, United States
2 years
17 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Mary Hanna Miller
Birth: March 14, 1853 29 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1929Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
6 years
younger sister
10 years
younger brother
George T Miller
Birth: calculated 1868 44 41Missouri, United States
Family with Louise Jane Howe - View this family
Marriage: October 2, 1884Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
Rebecca Francis “Fannie” Miller
Birth: October 18, 1887 40 28Missouri, United States
Death: March 20, 1967Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
2 years
Lucy Henley Miller
Birth: December 11, 1889 42 30Longwood, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: April 19, 1958Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
7 years
Clarence Monroe Miller
Birth: February 23, 1897 49 38Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
Death: September 12, 1960Kansas, United States
5 years
Leonard Arthur Miller
Birth: September 13, 1901 54 42Ft Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
Death: April 21, 1974Lebanon, Linn, Oregon, United States

Francis M Miller has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Wilkerson C Miller - Household

Wilkerson Millerhead24MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Millerwife22FWKY
Francis M Millerson3MWKY
William H Millerson1MWKY

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Wilkerson C Miller - Household

Mt Sterling Twp, Pettis, Missouri USA

Wilk C Millerhead36MWFarmerTN
Eliz Millerwife34FWKY
Francis Millerson13MWKY
William Millerson11MWKY
Mary H Millerdaughter7FWKY
Louise Millerdaughter1FWMO

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Wilkerson C Miller - Household

Cole Camp, Benton, Missouri

Wilkerson Millerhead45MWFarmerTN
Elizabeth Millerwife44FWKeeping HouseKY
Francis M Millerson23MWFarmerKY
William H Millerson21MWFarmerKY
Mary H Millerdaughter18FWAt HomeKY
Louise M Millerdaughter11FWAt HomeMO
George S Millerson1MWAt HomeMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Wilkerson C Miller - Household

Washington, Johnson, Missouri

Miller, WilkersonWM56headMFarmerTNTNTN
Miller, ElizabethWF52wifeMKeeping houseKYNCVA
Miller, FrancisWF33daughterMKYTNKY
Miller, William HWM31sonMKYTNKY
Miller, LouisaWF21daughterMMOTNKY
Jackson, John WWM24son in lawMMOMOMO
Jackson, Rosa BWF2grand daughterSMOMOMO
Jackson, George FWM10grand sonSMOMOMO
Jackson, Oliver CWM6grand sonSMOMOMO
Jackson, Nannie WWF4grand daughterSMOMOMO
Jackson, Sarah E WWF19daughterMMOTNKY
Jackson, Joseph WWM1-m Maygrand sonSMOMOMO

All married? Francis is now Female -b

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Francis M Miller - Household

Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas

Miller, Francis MheadWMMay184753M15KYTNTNPlaster
Miller, Lue JwifeWFFeb185941M1553MOMOMO
Miller, FanniedaughterWFOct188812SMOKYMOIn School
Miller, Lucy HdaughterWFDec188910MMOKYMOIn School
Miller, ClarencesonWMFeb18973SKSKYMO
Howe, ?? TmotherFDec182871Wd33MOALKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Francis M Miller - Household

Heaths Creek, Pettis, Missouri

Miller, Francis MheadMW62M226KYTNKYCarpenter
Miller, LuewifeFW51M12664MOKYMO
Miller, ClarencesonMW13SKSKYMO
Miller, LeonardsonMW8SKSKYMO

Francis's 2nd marriage. -b