The Shemwell Family

Rhoda Ann KeithAge: 74 years18521927

Name
Rhoda Ann Keith
Given names
Rhoda Ann
Surname
Keith
Married name
Rhoda Ann Breshears
Birth December 13, 1852
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 8 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 14 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 14 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 16 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
MarriageJohn M. BreshearsView this family
June 11, 1871 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Albert Winfield Breshears
November 3, 1876 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 25 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 45 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
Marriage of a childAlbert Winfield BreshearsAnna FerrellView this family
May 11, 1903 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Anna Mae Breshears
May 19, 1904 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Oren Fay Breshears
June 22, 1906 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Clifford Frank Breshears
July 2, 1908 (Age 55 years)
Death of a husbandJohn M. Breshears
April 27, 1909 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Felix John Breshears
July 24, 1910 (Age 57 years)
Death of a grandsonFelix John Breshears
July 26, 1911 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Rena Addie Breshears
June 8, 1912 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 63 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#6William Breshears
November 21, 1917 (Age 64 years)
Death of a grandsonWilliam Breshears
November 21, 1917 (Age 64 years)
Burial of a grandsonWilliam Breshears
November 21, 1917 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Star Cemetery
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 64 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 65 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/
Birth of a grandson
#7Albert Winfield “Bud” Breshears Jr.
August 2, 1919 (Age 66 years)
Death October 23, 1927 (Age 74 years)
Last change December 21, 201706:01:34

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with John M. Breshears - View this family
husband
John M. Breshears
Birth: November 23, 1851 27 18Polk, Missouri, United States
Death: April 27, 1909Ada, Idaho, United States
herself
Marriage: June 11, 1871Polk, Missouri, United States
5 years
son

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