The Shemwell Family

Lewis Jefferson Spencer SpencerAge: 69 years18611930

Name
Lewis Jefferson Spencer Spencer
Given names
Lewis Jefferson Spencer
Surname
Spencer
Birth February 15, 1861
MarriageMargarette BlaylockView this family
unknown

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 days)

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 5 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 5 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 7 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 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Dorenda Elizabeth “Dora” Spencer
November 12, 1886 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 grandson
#1Calvis Albon Pringle
August 3, 1904 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Teula J Lewis
June 25, 1907 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Geneva Lewis
September 10, 1909 (Age 48 years)
Death of a wifeMargarette Blaylock
1910 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Wendell Dempsey “Bill” Lewis
October 18, 1912 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 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 55 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 56 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death February 15, 1930 (Age 69 years)
Last change January 17, 201814:41:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Margarette Blaylock - View this family
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Lewis Jefferson Spencer Spencer
Birth: February 15, 1861Maynard, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 15, 1930Maynard, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
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