The Shemwell Family

Rachel YanceyAge: 61 years18591920

Name
Rachel Yancey
Given names
Rachel
Surname
Yancey
Married name
Rachel Popham
Birth April 25, 1859
MarriageGeorge PophamView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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 23 months)

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 7 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 7 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 9 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 18 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 38 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
Birth of a daughter
#1Clara May Popham
November 13, 1899 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childClarence Richard ShemwellClara May PophamView this family
February 19, 1917 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1George Richard Shemwell Sr.
November 10, 1917 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 57 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 58 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 granddaughter
#2Verlie Edith Shemwell
April 18, 1919 (Age 59 years)
Death June 1, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Last change January 15, 201811:06:57

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with George Popham - View this family
husband
George Popham
Birth: March 23, 1854Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Death: February 14, 1927Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States
herself
Rachel Yancey
Birth: April 25, 1859Perry, Illinois, United States
Death: June 1, 1920Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States
Marriage:
daughter

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