The Shemwell Family

Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” DurhamAge: 82 years18581940

Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Durham
Given names
Mary Elizabeth
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Carter
Birth calculated 1858
MarriageWilliam Malcolm CarterView this family

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 3 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 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Thomas “Tommie” Carter
April 9, 1876 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2Dorsey Carter
August 2, 1878 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 3, 1880 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Addie Carter
September 10, 1880 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nannie Carter
March 15, 1883 (Age 25 years)
Death of a daughterNannie Carter
October 4, 1886 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Margaret Ruth Carter
March 22, 1888 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Betsy Carter
October 8, 1890 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#7William L “Willie” Carter
July 26, 1893 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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
#1Maude Elizabeth Noe
June 27, 1916 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 59 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 60 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#2Ellis O Carter
May 15, 1922 (Age 64 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Malcolm Carter
September 27, 1922 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sonThomas “Tommie” Carter
July 22, 1928 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death February 13, 1940 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Carter Cemetery
Last change November 11, 201610:24:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with William Malcolm Carter - View this family
Thomas “Tommie” Carter
Birth: April 9, 1876 23 18Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 22, 1928Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Dorsey Carter
Birth: August 2, 1878 25 20Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 1, 1953Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Addie Carter
Birth: September 10, 1880 27 22Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 27, 1955Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Nannie Carter
Birth: March 15, 1883 30 25Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 4, 1886Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
5 years
Margaret Ruth Carter
Birth: March 22, 1888 35 30Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 17, 1959Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Betsy Carter
Birth: October 8, 1890 37 32Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 12, 1975El Centro, Imperial, California, United States
3 years
William L “Willie” Carter
Birth: July 26, 1893 40 35Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 15, 1957Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Malcolm Carter - Household

Dist. 4 Humphries, Tennessee

Malcolm W CarterWM26headMFarmerTNTNTN
Mollie CarterWF22wifeMTNTNTN
Thomas CarterWM4sonSTNTNTN
Dausie CarterWM1sonSTNTNTN