The Shemwell Family

Etta K ShawAge: 57 years18591917

Etta K Shaw
Given names
Etta K
Married name
Etta K Christian
Married name
Etta K Miller
Birth August 20, 1859
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherJames E Shaw
April 1864 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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 -
MarriageAlbion R ChristianView this family
July 23, 1876 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Gracie D Christian
February 3, 1882 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#2Curtis William Christian
March 7, 1885 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Rufus A Christian
December 2, 1888 (Age 29 years)
Death of a daughterGracie D Christian
December 7, 1894 (Age 35 years)
Death of a husbandAlbion R Christian
January 15, 1895 (Age 35 years)
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 -
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 40 years)
Census March 1, 1905 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Waneta Christian
October 2, 1909 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childCurtis William ChristianHallie Blanche CarrView this family
about 1909 (Age 49 years)

Census April 18, 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Retha Grace Christian
June 3, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sonRufus A Christian
March 17, 1913 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Rufus J Christian
March 20, 1913 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Curtis William Christian
1915 (Age 55 years)
MarriageJulius MillerView this family
February 23, 1916 (Age 56 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 -
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-
Death July 27, 1917 (Age 57 years)
Cemetery: Allen Cemetery
Last change March 11, 201814:36:44

by: Barry Shemwell
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5 years
younger brother
Family with Albion R Christian - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1876Johnson, Missouri, United States
6 years
Gracie D Christian
Birth: February 3, 1882 31 22
Death: December 7, 1894Kansas, United States
3 years
4 years
Rufus A Christian
Birth: December 2, 1888 38 29Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
Death: March 17, 1913
Family with Julius Miller - View this family
Julius Miller
Birth: 1864Tennessee, United States
Death: March 26, 1950Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Marriage: February 23, 1916Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James E Shaw - Household

Main Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

Shaw, James EheadWMApr186436WdILMDINConductor RR
Shaw, Roy EsonWMJul18909SKSILKS
Shaw, Harold TsonWMAug18927SKSILKS
Shaw, Leo LsonWMSep18945SKSILKS
Shaw, Gladys HdaughterWFApr18991SKSILKS
Christian, Etta Kelder sisterWFAug186238Wd2311ILMDILHouse Keeper
Christian, Rufus AnephewWMDec18909SMOMOIL

James's mother born - IN, Etta - IL. -b

Census1905 Kansas State - Census transcript - Etta C Shaw - Household

Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

Christian, EttaheadFW42WdVirdenIL
Christian, CurtissonMW21SHoldenMO
Christian, RufussonMW16SHoldenMO

link shows birthplace? -b

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Etta C Shaw - Household

Spencer Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

Christian, EttaheadFW46Wd73ILMDIN
Christian, RufussonMW21SMOMOILFiremanLocomotive