The Shemwell Family

Anna Kiza “Coon” RoeAge: 82 years18571939

Name
Anna Kiza “Coon” Roe
Given names
Anna Kiza
Surname
Roe
Married name
Anna Kiza Higgins
Nickname
Coon
Birth 1857

MarriageJasper Frank HigginsView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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 10 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 12 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 21 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 daughter
#1Lida Higgins
July 14, 1879 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Emma H Higgins
February 20, 1887 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Emmett Higgins
1890 (Age 33 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 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 childCharles Emmet ShemwellLida HigginsView this family
about December 6, 1899 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Pearl “Pearlie” Shemwell
September 22, 1900 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Elmer Shemwell
August 25, 1902 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Lawrence Shemwell
August 7, 1904 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Edward ShemwellEmma H HigginsView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 22, 1905 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Roxie Anne Shemwell
September 12, 1906 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Loyce Alpha Shemwell
December 17, 1908 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Earl Baker Shemwell
January 1, 1912 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Marvin Clay Shemwell
October 31, 1913 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 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 60 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 61 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 72 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 grandsonElmer Shemwell
July 23, 1934 (Age 77 years)
Burial of a grandsonElmer Shemwell
1934 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Death of a husbandJasper Frank Higgins
1935 (Age 78 years)

Marriage of a childSylvester Lewis “Cy” ShemwellEmma H HigginsView this family
estimated 1938 (Age 81 years)

Death 1939 (Age 82 years)

Family with Jasper Frank Higgins - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage:
daughter
8 years
daughter
4 years
son

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