The Shemwell Family

Olive A “Ollie” AdamsAge: 64 years18671931

Name
Olive A “Ollie” Adams
Given names
Olive A
Surname
Adams
Nickname
Ollie
Birth 1867 18 21

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherWilliam T Adams
about 1869 (Age 2 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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
Birth of a sisterIcie Dora Adams
December 12, 1870 (Age 3 years)
Address: Heard Township
Birth of a brotherJoseph Lee “Lee” Adams
1874 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a brotherCharles F Adams
1876 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a sisterLenora “Nora” Adams
August 1878 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 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 sisterDella Adams
June 1881 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a sisterStella Adams
June 1881 (Age 14 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Tony Adams
December 8, 1881 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterHelen Adams
May 10, 1884 (Age 17 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Turvey Hagins
February 27, 1885 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a sisterJewel Adams
June 1886 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a brotherWade Hampton “Hamp” Adams
October 1888 (Age 21 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ewin Gamble
January 17, 1896 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha E Connally
June 5, 1900 (Age 33 years)
Death of a motherNancy Ann Gamble
August 16, 1916 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherFrancis Marion Adams
October 18, 1916 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 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 50 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 51 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 62 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
Death 1931 (Age 64 years)

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