The Shemwell Family

Hardy Clemon DickenAge: 89 years18391928

Name
Hardy Clemon Dicken
Given names
Hardy Clemon
Surname
Dicken
Birth March 4, 1839
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 17 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 years)

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 27 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 27 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 29 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
MarriageMary Elizabeth PowersView this family
March 3, 1872 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 38 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a wifeMary Elizabeth Powers
January 11, 1893 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 59 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 76 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 77 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 78 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/
Death June 10, 1928 (Age 89 years)
Last change February 13, 202018:27:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Elizabeth Powers - View this family
himself
Hardy Clemon Dicken
Birth: March 4, 1839New Liberty, Pope, Illinois, United States
Death: June 10, 1928Harviell, Butler, Missouri, United States
wife
Mary Elizabeth Powers
Birth: calculated 1853 19 15Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1893Butler, Missouri, United States
Marriage: March 3, 1872Butler, Missouri, United States

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