The Shemwell Family

Sarah “Sallie” BalckAge: 51 years18651917

Sarah “Sallie” Balck
Given names
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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 19 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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 -
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 -
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-
Death April 5, 1917 (Age 51 years)
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
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Sarah “Sallie” Balck
Birth: May 22, 1865Tennessee, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1890
4 years
Robbie Ellis
Birth: April 29, 1894 28 28Tennessee, United States
Death: January 31, 1979Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
Carey Ellis
Birth: August 18, 1895 29 30Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1977Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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