The Shemwell Family

James Howard and Mary Lee Millen

James Howard MillenAge: 65 years18611927

James Howard Millen
Given names
James Howard
Birth August 20, 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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMary Lee “Mollie” MitchellView this family
December 18, 1888 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1St Augustus “Gus” Millen
November 15, 1889 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2James Harry Millen
about 1891 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Denie Kathleen Millen
September 23, 1891 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Catherine E Millen
about 1892 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#5Harry M Millen
about 1893 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6Otis W Millen
June 20, 1897 (Age 35 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#7Ella May Millen
about 1900 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#8John Edward “Jack” Millen
August 26, 1903 (Age 42 years)
Death of a daughterElla May Millen
about 1903 (Age 41 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Dr. Robert Archibald Smithson Jr.
October 11, 1914 (Age 53 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 -
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-
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 -
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Edward “Jack” MillenAmelia Lena Louise “Peg” FritzView this family
February 4, 1926 (Age 64 years)
Death April 8, 1927 (Age 65 years)
Last change September 27, 201714:24:57

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Lee “Mollie” Mitchell - View this family
Marriage: December 18, 1888Todd, Kentucky, United States
11 months
St Augustus “Gus” Millen
Birth: November 15, 1889 28 23Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 23, 1979Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States
2 years
9 months
Denie Kathleen Millen
Birth: September 23, 1891 30 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 1974Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
15 months
2 years
Harry M Millen
Birth: about 1893 31 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Otis W Millen
Birth: June 20, 1897 35 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 2, 1972Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States
4 years
Ella May Millen
Birth: about 1900 38 33Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: about 1903Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Jack -Peg MillenJohn Edward “Jack” Millen
Birth: August 26, 1903 42 37Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 17, 1976Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

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