The Shemwell Family

James Eugene BurksAge: 64 years18581923

James Eugene Burks
Given names
James Eugene
Birth September 12, 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 -
MarriageMartha Hewell “Mattie” HesterView this family
November 24, 1890 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#1Joseph M Burks
September 11, 1891 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Francis Burks
December 1892 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#3Montie M Burks
June 1895 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#4Edmund Garner Burks
September 18, 1896 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ethel D Burks
April 1898 (Age 39 years)
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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 19, 1900 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a son
#6James Albert Burks
July 22, 1900 (Age 41 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 -
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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 March 12, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Death May 29, 1923 (Age 64 years)
Last change December 8, 201717:38:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Martha Hewell “Mattie” Hester - View this family
Marriage: November 24, 1890Stewart, Tennessee, United States
10 months
Joseph M Burks
Birth: September 11, 1891 32 31Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 23, 1962Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
16 months
Francis Burks
Birth: December 1892 34 33Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Montie M Burks
Birth: June 1895 36 35Christian, Kentucky, United States
16 months
Edmund Garner Burks
Birth: September 18, 1896 38 36Christian, Kentucky, United States
19 months
Ethel D Burks
Birth: April 1898 39 38Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years

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