The Shemwell Family

Justice CourseyAge: 74 years18631938

Name
Justice Coursey
Given names
Justice
Surname
Coursey
Birth April 9, 1863 52 44
MarriageAnabel View this family
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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 3 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 3 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 5 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 14 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a fatherAnderson Coursey
October 12, 1888 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 34 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
Death of a motherMatilda Whitlow
November 13, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 52 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 53 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 54 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/
Death of a sisterPenelope Frances “Fanny” Coursey
August 10, 1922 (Age 59 years)
Burial of a sisterPenelope Frances “Fanny” Coursey
1922 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 66 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
Census May 13, 1930 (Age 67 years)
Death January 3, 1938 (Age 74 years)
Additional Info
Name was changed to DeCourcy after moving to Independence, MO.
April 5, 2018

by: Barry Shemwell
Last change September 9, 201815:39:59

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: January 22, 1840Logan, Kentucky, United States
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Justice Coursey
Birth: April 9, 1863 52 44Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 3, 1938Jackson, Missouri, United States
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Justice Coursey
Birth: April 9, 1863 52 44Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 3, 1938Jackson, Missouri, United States
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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Justice Coursey - Household

11425 19th street Blue, Jackson, Missouri

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
DeCourcy, JusticeheadMW67MKYKYKYMerchantCoal & feed
Courcy, AnabelwifeFW51MKSKSKS
Shelton, RowenaneiceFW40SKYKYKY
Lyons, AudreyneiceFW25SKYKYKY

Name was changed to DeCourcy after moving to Independence, MO.