The Shemwell Family

John Wiley HodgesAge: 64 years18611925

Name
John Wiley Hodges
Given names
John Wiley
Surname
Hodges
Birth March 30, 1861

MarriageJulia Frances YelvingtonView this family
unknown

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 days)

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 5 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 5 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 7 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 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#1John Lee Hodges
April 14, 1883 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 grandson
#1Earnest T Hodges
January 2, 1906 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Etta M Hodges
January 18, 1908 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Otis Lee Hodges
calculated 1911 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Herman Wiley Hodges
May 1, 1915 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a grandsonEarnest T Hodges
February 27, 1917 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Garland Leon “Buck” Hodges
February 19, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 55 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 56 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/
Birth of a grandson
#6Doyle Preston Hodges
April 16, 1925 (Age 64 years)
Death December 18, 1925 (Age 64 years)

Last change February 11, 201713:54:24

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Julia Frances Yelvington - View this family
himself
wife
Julia Frances Yelvington
Birth: September 1, 1862Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas, United States
Death: January 18, 1938Smackover, Union, Arkansas, United States
Marriage:
son

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