The Shemwell Family

Eralus Dunn SmithAge: 81 years18631944

Name
Eralus Dunn Smith
Given names
Eralus Dunn
Surname
Smith
Birth March 4, 1863
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 3 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 3 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 5 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 14 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageIda Belle HiggersonView this family
calculated 1892 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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 daughter
#1Mary Smith
calculated 1900 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#2Ray Smith
calculated 1903 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#3Eddie Lee Smith
October 30, 1905 (Age 42 years)
Death of a wifeIda Belle Higgerson
February 28, 1910 (Age 46 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 52 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 53 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 54 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 66 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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 78 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death October 24, 1944 (Age 81 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Old Lamine Cemetery
Last change January 18, 201913:17:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Ida Belle Higgerson - View this family
himself
Eralus Dunn Smith
Birth: March 4, 1863Lamine, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: October 24, 1944Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
wife
Marriage: calculated 1892
12 years
son
-2 years
daughter
6 years
son
Eddie Lee Smith
Birth: October 30, 1905 42 42Missouri, United States
Death: August 13, 1979Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States

No family available

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Eralus Dunn Smith - Household

Arrow Rock Road Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Smith, DumpheadMW48WdMOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Smith, MarydaughterFW10SMOMOMO
Smith, RaysonMW7SMOMOMO
Smith, Eddie LsonMW4SMOMOMO
Edwards, ByronnephewMW20SMOMOMOFarm LaborWorking out
Edwards, SolonnephewMW16SMOMOMOFarm LaborWorking out
Higgerson, Mary mother in lawFW73MMOVAKY
Higgerson, Jimmyson in lawMW36SMOKYMOFarm LaborWorking out
Higgerson, Susiedaughter in lawFW34SMOKYMO

Susie's age is off - CC's census has Not Named, maybe another daughter -b