The Shemwell Family

Harriet Henry GivensAge: 86 years18611947

Name
Harriet Henry Givens
Given names
Harriet Henry
Surname
Givens
Married name
Harriet Henry Cooper
Birth March 5, 1861 31 30
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 27 days)

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
MarriageWilliam Cook “Willie” CooperView this family
about 1879 (Age 17 years)

Death of a motherSusan Catherine Pewitt
1880 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1J P Cooper
October 7, 1881 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sonJ P Cooper
January 18, 1883 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Robert Cooper Sr.
April 12, 1883 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Harriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
January 19, 1885 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Margaret Louise Cooper
January 29, 1887 (Age 25 years)
Death of a daughterHarriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
July 28, 1887 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#5William J “Willie” Cooper
February 25, 1889 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6Donald E Cooper
September 8, 1891 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#7Douglas Cooper
September 13, 1893 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Nellie Uzeed Cooper
September 18, 1895 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Susan Catherine “Susie” Cooper
December 7, 1897 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 daughterMargaret Louise Cooper
August 4, 1899 (Age 38 years)
Census June 29, 1900 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Anna Fay Cooper
August 5, 1901 (Age 40 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Sharp Givens
August 14, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Cook “Willie” Cooper
April 6, 1911 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Nerves Trouble
Death of a sonWilliam J “Willie” Cooper
March 30, 1914 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John Robert Cooper Jr.
1915 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2Warren Cooper Muzzall
June 19, 1915 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Thelma Muzzall
1916 (Age 54 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
Death of a granddaughterThelma Muzzall
July 5, 1918 (Age 57 years)
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/
Census January 19, 1920 (Age 58 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
Census April 6, 1930 (Age 69 years)
Census April 5, 1940 (Age 79 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
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 March 27, 1947 (Age 86 years)
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Burial
Cemetery: Palestine Cemetery
Last change February 1, 201810:30:22

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Robert Sharp Givens
Birth: March 28, 1829Williamson, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 14, 1910Henry, Tennessee, United States
mother
Marriage:
herself
Family with William Cook “Willie” Cooper - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1879
3 years
son
J P Cooper
Birth: October 7, 1881 30 20Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 18, 1883Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
18 months
son
John Robert Cooper Sr.
Birth: April 12, 1883 32 22Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 9, 1957Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
21 months
daughter
Harriet Hazel “Hattie” Cooper
Birth: January 19, 1885 33 23Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 28, 1887Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Margaret Louise Cooper
Birth: January 29, 1887 35 25Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 4, 1899Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
2 years
son
William J “Willie” Cooper
Birth: February 25, 1889 38 27Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 30, 1914Henry, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
2 years
son
Douglas Cooper
Birth: September 13, 1893 42 32Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 1979Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
Anna Fay Cooper
Birth: August 5, 1901 50 40Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 20, 1983Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Cook “Willie” Cooper - Household

Henry, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Cooper, William CheadWMFeb185050MTNNCTNFarmer
Cooper, HarrietwifeWFMar186139M96TNTNTN
Cooper, John RsonWMApr188317MTNTNTNFarm Laborer
Cooper, William JsonWMFeb188911STNTNTNAt School
Cooper, Don EsonWMSep18919STNTNTN
Cooper, DouglassonWMSep18927STNTNTN
Cooper, NelliedaughterWFSep18954STNTNTN
Cooper, SusiedaughterWFDec18972STNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Cook “Willie” Cooper - Household

Dresden & Parir Road Henry, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Cooper, WilliamheadMW59M131TNVAVAFarmerGeneral Farm
Givens, HarrietwifeFW49M131107TNTNTN
Cooper, William JrsonMW21STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, DouglassonMW16STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, NelliedaughterFW14STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, SusiedaughterFW12STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome farm
Cooper, FaydaughterFW8STNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Harriet Henry Givens - Household

Coleman Ave Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Cooper, Harriet HheadFW58WdTNTNTN
Cooper, Don EsonMW28STNTNTNMerchantMotor Car Co.
Cooper, DouglassonMW26MTNTNTNMechanicAutomobile
Cooper, Susie CdaughterFW22MTNTNTNOperatorTelegraph
Cooper, Anna FdaughterFW18MTNTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Harriet Henry Givens - Household

3238 Coleman Ave Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Cooper, Harriet HheadFW69WdTNTNTN
Cooper, Don EsonMW38STNTNTNLaborerAuto factory
Cooper, Susie CdaughterFW32DTNTNTN
Cooper, Fay AdaughterFW28STNTNTNStenographerHospital

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Harriet Henry Givens - Household

3238 Coleman Ave Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Cooper, Harriet HheadFW79WdTNSame house

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