The Shemwell Family

Martha Frances “Fannie” HunterAge: 91 years18651957

Name
Martha Frances “Fannie” Hunter
Given names
Martha Frances
Surname
Hunter
Married name
Martha Frances Rearden
Nickname
Fannie
Birth December 4, 1865
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 12 months)
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 12 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageJohn Wesley ReardenView this family
December 15, 1881 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Martha Mae “Mattie” Rearden
May 14, 1883 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2Lewis J Rearden
July 1886 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#3Osa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.
November 19, 1888 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#4Wesley Hunter “Wessie” Rearden
January 25, 1891 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Addie K Rearden
January 1897 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a childJonathan Robert “J R” WooddyMartha Mae “Mattie” ReardenView this family
October 7, 1901 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childOsa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.Willie Lee JohnsonView this family
August 15, 1906 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Annie Farrar “Tillie” Rearden
1908 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Marion Grady Rearden
April 7, 1909 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Douglas William Wooddy Sr.
February 25, 1911 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Johnnie Wesley Rearden
September 29, 1912 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Floy Mae “Macie” Rearden
November 7, 1912 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Clara Fannie Rearden
December 14, 1913 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Beulah Wooddy Wooddy
December 26, 1913 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8John Denson “Dick” Rearden
1914 (Age 48 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Wesley Rearden
October 30, 1916 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 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 51 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 52 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/
Birth of a grandson
#9Roy Rearden
1919 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Martha Lou Rearden
July 15, 1924 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childOsa George “Osie” Rearden Sr.Mamie Lou MooneyView this family
November 21, 1924 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Dorothy “Dot” Rearden
March 22, 1926 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Osa George Rearden Jr.
December 19, 1927 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 63 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Frances E Rearden
April 6, 1930 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Betty Jo Rearden
June 30, 1930 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Charles William Rearden
September 16, 1932 (Age 66 years)
Death of a granddaughterFrances E Rearden
July 15, 1944 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 75 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
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 84 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 80 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 February 6, 1957 (Age 91 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
Family with John Wesley Rearden - View this family
husband
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Marriage: December 15, 1881Chambers, Alabama, United States
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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John W Rearden - Household

Ridge Grove, Chambers, Alabama, USA

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeChil-BChil-LBPFBPMBPOcc
John W ReardenheadWMJul185742ALSCGAFarmer
Fannie ReardenwifeWFDec18663355ALALAL
Mattie ReardendaughterWFMay188317ALALAL
Lewis J ReardensonWMJul186613ALALALAt school
Osa G ReardensonWMNov188811ALALALAt school
Wesley H ReardensonWMJan18918ALALAL
Addie K ReardendaughterWFJan18973ALALAL