The Shemwell Family

William Henry LathamAge: 91 years18491940

William Henry Latham
Given names
William Henry
Birth February 12, 1849 34 24
MarriageSarah Elizabeth MayView this family

MarriageNellie E HendersonView this family

Birth of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Lizzie” Latham
February 27, 1854 (Age 5 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 years)

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 12 years)

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 17 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 17 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 19 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 -
Death of a motherLevinia C McElvain
November 1, 1877 (Age 28 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 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 49 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 67 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 68 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 80 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 4, 1930 (Age 81 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Lizzie” Latham
August 4, 1933 (Age 84 years)
Death March 15, 1940 (Age 91 years)
Last change January 21, 201812:50:26

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
5 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Jane “Lizzie” Latham
Birth: February 27, 1854 39 29Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 4, 1933Logan, Kentucky, United States
Family with Sarah Elizabeth May - View this family
Family with Nellie E Henderson - View this family
Nellie E Henderson
Birth: October 12, 1868Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 28, 1947Logan, Kentucky, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Henry Latham - Household

Benson Mill Road Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky

Latham, William HheadMW81M22KYKYKYManagerof farm
Latham, Nellie EwifeFW61M34KYKYKY
Shemwell, Elizabethyounger sisterFW76Wd35KYKYKYHelperin home
Henderson, LelanieceFW21SKYKYKYHelperin home