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John Martin VanBuren BreshearsAge: 81 years18401922

John Martin VanBuren Breshears
Given names
John Martin VanBuren
Birth November 19, 1840 39 34
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 16 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherHenry Alexander Breshears Jr.
March 18, 1860 (Age 19 years)
MarriageSusannah Ihrig View this family
January 30, 1862 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 20 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 26 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 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Ellen Breshears
September 15, 1869 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a motherAtsey Mae Ethridge
November 30, 1878 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childHenry Methusalah ColbertElizabeth Ellen BreshearsView this family
September 28, 1890 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Leona May Colbert
August 3, 1897 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 57 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 wifeSusannah Ihrig
October 3, 1909 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 75 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 76 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 77 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 February 4, 1922 (Age 81 years)
Last change December 21, 201705:57:33

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Henry Alexander Breshears Jr.
Birth: October 23, 1801 36 25Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 18, 1860Hickory, Missouri, United States
John Martin VanBuren Breshears
Birth: November 19, 1840 39 34Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1922Benton, Missouri, United States
Family with Susannah Ihrig - View this family
John Martin VanBuren Breshears
Birth: November 19, 1840 39 34Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1922Benton, Missouri, United States
Susannah Ihrig
Birth: October 29, 1841Hanover, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 3, 1909Hickory, Missouri, United States
Marriage: January 30, 1862Wheatland, Hickory, Missouri, United States
8 years
Elizabeth Ellen Breshears
Birth: September 15, 1869 28 27Alexander, Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: December 12, 1941Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States

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