The Shemwell Family

Ellis Family

Tennessee Mahala “Tenny” CarterAge: 65 years18531919

Tennessee Mahala “Tenny” Carter
Given names
Tennessee Mahala
Married name
Tennessee Mahala Ellis
Birth November 18, 1853
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 13 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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 -
MarriageJesse Edward EllisView this family
estimated 1875 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a son
#1Ernest Burton Ellis
January 22, 1877 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2David Alvin Ellis
November 30, 1878 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3Jesse Everet Ellis
May 23, 1881 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Rosa Lillian Ellis
January 9, 1887 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#5Robert Sidney Ellis
October 2, 1890 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 21, 1900 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childDavid Alvin EllisOra Melissa WilsonView this family
about 1901 (Age 47 years)

Death of a sonJesse Everet Ellis
October 14, 1901 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Evelyn Ellis
1902 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Judson Ellis
about 1905 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Francis Ellis
about 1906 (Age 52 years)
Census May 1, 1910 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a grandsonJudson Ellis
1917 (Age 63 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 63 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 64 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 August 2, 1919 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Sangie Cemetery
Last change January 27, 201810:30:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Jesse Edward Ellis - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1875
2 years
22 months
Ellis FamilyDavid Alvin Ellis
Birth: November 30, 1878 33 25Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1958Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Jesse Everet Ellis
Birth: May 23, 1881 35 27Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 14, 1901Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
Ellis FamilyRosa Lillian Ellis
Birth: January 9, 1887 41 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 7, 1980Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
4 years
Robert Sidney EllisRobert Sidney Ellis
Birth: October 2, 1890 44 36Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 17, 1980Fresno, California, United States

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