The Shemwell Family

Dr. John Gilbert McMillanAge: 73 years18591933

Name
Dr. John Gilbert McMillan
Name prefix
Dr.
Given names
John Gilbert
Surname
McMillan
Birth July 13, 1859 36 26
MarriageKittie DennisonView 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
Birth of a brotherWilliam Issac McMillan
1862 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 20 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 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterElla Mary McMillan
October 5, 1868 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a motherMary A Hay
October 6, 1883 (Age 24 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
Death of a fatherJohn McMillan
October 1, 1899 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 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 58 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/
Death of a sisterElla Mary McMillan
September 12, 1921 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 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 May 8, 1933 (Age 73 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Decaturville City Cemetery
Last change December 10, 201713:12:17

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
John McMillan
Birth: April 4, 1823 39 39Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1, 1899Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
mother
Mary A Hay
Birth: January 24, 1833Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 6, 1883Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Marriage:
himself
Dr. John Gilbert McMillan
Birth: July 13, 1859 36 26Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 8, 1933Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
4 years
younger brother
William Issac McMillan
Birth: 1862 38 28Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 28, 1935Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
7 years
younger sister
Ella Mary McMillan
Birth: October 5, 1868 45 35Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 12, 1921Perryville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Family with Kittie Dennison - View this family
himself
Dr. John Gilbert McMillan
Birth: July 13, 1859 36 26Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 8, 1933Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
wife
Kittie Dennison
Birth: October 17, 1864Tennessee, United States
Death: December 10, 1954Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States
Marriage:

Dr. John Gilbert McMillan has 14 first cousins recorded