The Shemwell Family

Rachel YanceyAge: 61 years18591920

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

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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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 -
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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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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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 -
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 -
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-
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 -
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
George Popham
Birth: March 23, 1854Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Death: February 14, 1927Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States
Rachel Yancey
Birth: April 25, 1859Perry, Illinois, United States
Death: June 1, 1920Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States

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