The Shemwell Family

Alice ReidAge: 84 years18601945

Alice Reid
Given names
Birth calculated March 1860 41 32
Census August 6, 1860 (Age 5 months)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 13 months)

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 -
Birth of a brotherWilliam Whitson Reid
November 28, 1865 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterNancy Louisa Reid
calculated 1868 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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 -
Census August 8, 1870 (Age 10 years)
Death of a fatherJohn L Reid
1877 (Age 16 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam R MasonLouisa ShemwellView this family
between 1878 and 1880 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 -
Death of a motherLouisa Shemwell
July 15, 1899 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Jane “Sallie” Reid
March 13, 1915 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherJohn F “Bud” Reid
1916 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 69 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherWilliam Whitson Reid
August 23, 1943 (Age 83 years)
Cause: Suicide
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 81 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 -
Death 1945 (Age 84 years)

Last change July 28, 201716:54:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 13, 1845Davidson, North Carolina, United States
5 years
elder sister
Sarah Jane “Sallie” Reid
Birth: December 25, 1849 30 21Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 13, 1915Winnsboro, Wood, Texas, United States
6 years
elder brother
John F “Bud” Reid
Birth: calculated 1855 36 27Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1916Texas, United States
2 years
elder sister
4 years
Alice Reid
Birth: calculated March 1860 41 32Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1945
6 years
younger brother
William Whitson Reid
Birth: November 28, 1865 46 37Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 23, 1943Winnsboro, Wood, Texas, United States
3 years
younger sister
Nancy Louisa Reid
Birth: calculated 1868 49 40Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Mother’s family with William R Mason - View this family
Marriage: between 1878 and 1880Texas, United States

Alice Reid has 39 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (39)

Parents James Isaac Shemwell +
Parents Poindexter Shemwell + Elizabeth J McClennan
1William M Shemwell18521920
2Allen Shemwell18541870
Parents Alexander “Alex” Shemwell Jr. + Catharine Reed
3James A Shemwell18551875
5John L Shemwell18591870
6Thomas D Shemwell18621872
7William A Shemwell18671888
8Ida May Shemwell18691954
Parents Whitson Berry Shemwell + Margaret E Oldham
1Thomas A Shemwell18601905
3Lula Lea Shemwell18641933
Parents Dr. Obediah Marcellus Shemwell + Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
1Baxter Shemwell18581932
5Cora B Shemwell18641950
6Frederick Shemwell18661867
7Della Shemwell18681923
8Etta Shemwell18701901
10Alice Shemwell18741946
11Harold Shemwell18761936
13Odell Shemwell18801904
Parents Casper A Owen + Charlotte Jane Shemwell
1Sylvester Lee Owen18561938
Parents Jesse H Maley + Charlotte Jane Shemwell
1John L Maley18671901
3Robert C Maley18741897
4Nannie Mae Maley18781974
Parents Robert Alexander Yarborough + Margaret Shemwell
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John L Reed - Household

Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina

John L Reedhead41MWFarmerNC
Louisa Reedwife32FWNC
Sarah Reeddaughter10FWNC
John T Reedson5MWNC
Maggie U Reeddaughter4FWNC
Alice Reeddaughter6mFWNC
Noah Reedbrother ?38MWDay LaborerNC

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John L Reed - Household

Providence, Rowan, North Carolina

Reed, John Lhead50MWFarmerNC
Reed, Louisawife42FWKeeping houseNC
Reed, John Fson17MWWorks on farmNC
Reed, Maggie Edaughter14FWNo occupationNC
Reed, Alicedaughter11FWAt homeNC
Reed, William Wson5MWAt homeNC
Reed, Nancy Ldaughter2FWAt homeNC