The Shemwell Family

Martha Jane HattonAge: 85 years18521938

Martha Jane Hatton
Given names
Martha Jane
Married name
Martha Jane Carter
Birth October 11, 1852
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 years)

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 8 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 14 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 14 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 16 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 -
MarriageHugh Lawrence CarterView this family
January 26, 1873 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1William Carter
calculated 1875 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#2Henry Eaton Carter
October 9, 1879 (Age 26 years)
Census June 2, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Lucy Katherine Carter
August 12, 1883 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 45 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 grandson
#1H Eugene Carter
1899 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Dulcie Jewell Carter
October 16, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Clarence R Durham
calculated 1903 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Henry Carl Carter
September 3, 1905 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Zady Ruth Durham
calculated 1905 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Henry Lurton Durham
calculated 1907 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Roy A Carter
calculated 1908 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Husie E Durham
calculated 1909 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonH Eugene Carter
April 9, 1910 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Ethel Carter
calculated 1911 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 63 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 64 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 65 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 76 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sonHenry Eaton Carter
February 20, 1930 (Age 77 years)
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 77 years)
Death of a husbandHugh Lawrence Carter
August 19, 1931 (Age 78 years)
Death of a granddaughterDulcie Jewell Carter
April 1, 1933 (Age 80 years)
Death March 27, 1938 (Age 85 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Carter Cemetery
Last change November 16, 201616:16:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Hugh Lawrence Carter - View this family
Hugh Lawrence Carter
Birth: June 10, 1852 38 39Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 19, 1931Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: January 26, 1873Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
3 years
William Carter
Birth: calculated 1875 22 22Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
5 years
Henry Eaton Carter
Birth: October 9, 1879 27 26Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 20, 1930Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
4 years

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Hugh Lawrence Carter - Household

Dist. 4 Humphries, Tennessee

Hugh L CarterWM27headMFarmerTNTNTN
Marthy CarterWF26wifeMTNNCNC
William CarterWM5sonSTNTNTN
Henry E CarterWM6mOctsonSTNTNTN
Catherine CarterWF67motherMTNNCNC

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Hugh Lawrence Carter - Household

Turkey Creek Rd. Humphries, Tennessee

Hugh L CarterheadMW77M20TNTNTN
Martha CarterwifeFW77M20TNTNTN