The Shemwell Family

Sarah “Sallie” BalckAge: 51 years18651917

Name
Sarah “Sallie” Balck
Given names
Sarah
Surname
Balck
Nickname
Sallie
Married name
Sarah Ellis
Birth May 22, 1865
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 19 months)
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 19 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageEdgar DeWitt EllisView this family
about 1890 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Robbie Ellis
April 29, 1894 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Carey Ellis
August 18, 1895 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 35 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Henry Schwam Jr.
September 16, 1915 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 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 51 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
Death April 5, 1917 (Age 51 years)
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 22, 201711:46:05

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Edgar DeWitt Ellis - View this family
husband
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
herself
Sarah “Sallie” Balck
Birth: May 22, 1865Tennessee, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1890
4 years
daughter
Robbie Ellis
Birth: April 29, 1894 28 28Tennessee, United States
Death: January 31, 1979Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
daughter
Carey Ellis
Birth: August 18, 1895 29 30Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1977Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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