The Shemwell Family

Hiram and Nancy Elizabeth (Shemwell) Richardson - seated Otto, Ora, Russell - back row Goldia Mae, Martin, Earl - front. around 1898

Hiriam Breckenridge RichardsonAge: 75 years18581933

Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson
Given names
Hiriam Breckenridge
Birth May 5, 1858
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 8 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 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 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageNancy Elizabeth ShemwellView this family
March 14, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Census June 24, 1880 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1Lawrence Otto Richardson
November 23, 1883 (Age 25 years)
Associate: Ora Lee Richardson
Birth of a daughter
#2Ora Lee Richardson
November 23, 1883 (Age 25 years)
Associate: Lawrence Otto Richardson
Birth of a son
#3George Russell “Shorty” Richardson
January 7, 1886 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4Joseph Martin Richardson
December 12, 1887 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Goldia Mae “Goldie” Richardson
December 1, 1889 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6Earl Breckenridge Richardson
May 30, 1893 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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 -
Census June 8, 1900 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Russell “Shorty” RichardsonLillian Maud KennedyView this family
December 20, 1904 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Bernice I Davis
1906 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childJames Oscar MotsenbockerGoldia Mae “Goldie” RichardsonView this family
December 23, 1909 (Age 51 years)
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Velma Corinne Motsenbocker
February 9, 1912 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childEarl Breckenridge RichardsonZella Mae ParksView this family
March 31, 1912 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph Martin RichardsonFlora Belle DoatyView this family
December 8, 1912 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Earlene Richardson
August 12, 1914 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Myrline Essie Richardson
October 8, 1916 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#5James Oscar Motsenbocker Jr.
January 17, 1917 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 58 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 59 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 1920 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Bettie Sue Motsenbocker
January 10, 1924 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death December 9, 1933 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Maguire-Fairview Cemetery
Last change July 14, 201919:43:49

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Nancy Elizabeth Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: March 14, 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
4 years
Otto Richardson Telegraph Operator around 1900Lawrence Otto Richardson
Birth: November 23, 1883 25 26Missouri, United States
Death: March 21, 1977Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
George Russell RichardsonGeorge Russell “Shorty” Richardson
Birth: January 7, 1886 27 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: November 8, 1948Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
23 months
2 years
4 years

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