The Shemwell Family

John Robert WilhiteAge: 73 years18681941

Name
John Robert Wilhite
Given names
John Robert
Surname
Wilhite
Birth 1868
MarriageViola Lee MooreView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 months)

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 10 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
#1James R Wilhite
1896 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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
Birth of a son
#2Frederic Moore Wilhite
March 10, 1902 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 50 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 61 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
Marriage of a childJames R WilhiteLouise DeesonView this family
after 1940 (Age 72 years)

Death September 1, 1941 (Age 73 years)
Last change December 17, 201716:27:37

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Viola Lee Moore - View this family
himself
wife
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son
James R Wilhite
Birth: 1896 28 18Tennessee, United States
Death: 1986Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
son
Frederic Moore Wilhite
Birth: March 10, 1902 34 24Tennessee, United States
Death: June 24, 1961San Bernardino, California, United States

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