The Shemwell Family

Clarkson PottengerAge: 85 years18611946

Name
Clarkson Pottenger
Given names
Clarkson
Surname
Pottenger
Birth July 11, 1861
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 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
MarriageMarinda PowersView this family
September 15, 1889 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Grace Ann Pottenger
July 14, 1892 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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
#2Bessie M Pottenger
July 30, 1900 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childWillie Clyde EatonGrace Ann PottengerView this family
September 13, 1908 (Age 47 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
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/
Marriage of a childJoseph ManleyBessie M PottengerView this family
August 22, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 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 of a wifeMarinda Powers
January 18, 1945 (Age 83 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 80 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 of a daughterGrace Ann Pottenger
January 27, 1946 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 84 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death September 2, 1946 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Bells Chapel Cemetery
Last change June 15, 201709:09:35

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Marinda Powers - View this family
himself
wife
Marinda Powers
Birth: December 20, 1869 36 32Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1945Pope, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: September 15, 1889
3 years
daughter
Grace Ann Pottenger
Birth: July 14, 1892 31 22Missouri, United States
Death: January 27, 1946Stanislaus, California, United States
8 years
daughter
Bessie M Pottenger
Birth: July 30, 1900 39 30Missouri, United States
Death: May 29, 1980St. Helena, Napa, California, United States

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