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Dr. John Gilbert McMillanAge: 73 years18591933

Dr. John Gilbert McMillan
Name prefix
Given names
John Gilbert
Birth July 13, 1859 36 26
MarriageKittie DennisonView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherWilliam Issac McMillan
1862 (Age 2 years)
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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 -
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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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterElla Mary McMillan
October 5, 1868 (Age 9 years)
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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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherMary A Hay
October 6, 1883 (Age 24 years)
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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 -
Death of a fatherJohn McMillan
October 1, 1899 (Age 40 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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 -
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 -
Death May 8, 1933 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Decaturville City Cemetery
Last change December 10, 201713:12:17

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
John McMillan
Birth: April 4, 1823 39 39Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1, 1899Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Mary A Hay
Birth: January 24, 1833Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 6, 1883Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
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
Dr. John Gilbert McMillan
Birth: July 13, 1859 36 26Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 8, 1933Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Kittie Dennison
Birth: October 17, 1864Tennessee, United States
Death: December 10, 1954Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States

Dr. John Gilbert McMillan has 14 first cousins recorded