The Shemwell Family

Emily Jane RollinsAge: 97 years18601957

Name
Emily Jane Rollins
Given names
Emily Jane
Surname
Rollins
Married name
Emily Jane Herring
Birth March 16, 1860
MarriageDavid Theopholus HerringView this family
unknown

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 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 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#1David Edgar Herring
November 19, 1885 (Age 25 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Marriage of a childDavid Edgar HerringZora McMillanView this family
February 11, 1906 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ruby Helen Herring
July 3, 1907 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Roy Phillip Herring
December 2, 1909 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mildred Herring
February 14, 1912 (Age 51 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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Sibyl Larue Herring
December 31, 1916 (Age 56 years)
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Dorothy Nell Herring
January 22, 1919 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Harriet Lucille Herring
February 2, 1923 (Age 62 years)
Death of a husbandDavid Theopholus Herring
March 10, 1925 (Age 64 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sonDavid Edgar Herring
November 23, 1931 (Age 71 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 89 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 85 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 April 16, 1957 (Age 97 years)
Last change November 10, 201714:25:29

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with David Theopholus Herring - View this family
husband
David Theopholus Herring
Birth: December 14, 1851Monticello, Drew, Arkansas, United States
Death: March 10, 1925Nocona, Montague, Texas, United States
herself
Emily Jane Rollins
Birth: March 16, 1860Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States
Death: April 16, 1957Nocona, Montague, Texas, United States
Marriage:
son

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