The Shemwell Family

John RouthAge: 76 years18621938

John Routh
Given names
Birth April 30, 1862
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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageFrancis Elinora “Nora” AcuffView this family
calculated 1884 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Flossie Routh
August 3, 1896 (Age 34 years)
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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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 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 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 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 -
Death of a wifeFrancis Elinora “Nora” Acuff
October 18, 1927 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death December 22, 1938 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Graveston Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change June 11, 201709:52:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
John Routh
Birth: April 30, 1862Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 22, 1938Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Family with Francis Elinora “Nora” Acuff - View this family
John Routh
Birth: April 30, 1862Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 22, 1938Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Francis Elinora “Nora” Acuff
Birth: January 29, 1868 26 26Granger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 18, 1927Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: calculated 1884
13 years
Flossie Routh
Birth: August 3, 1896 34 28Knox, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 6, 1974Knox, Tennessee, United States