The Shemwell Family

William E “Duck” CarrAge: 75 years18621938

Name
William E “Duck” Carr
Given names
William E
Surname
Carr
Nickname
Duck
Birth October 23, 1862
MarriageIva Aurora RobertsView this family
unknown

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 4 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 4 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 6 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 15 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
#1Hallie Blanche Carr
October 1, 1887 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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 granddaughter
#1Waneta Christian
October 2, 1909 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childCurtis William ChristianHallie Blanche CarrView this family
about 1909 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Retha Grace Christian
June 3, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Rufus J Christian
March 20, 1913 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Curtis William Christian
1915 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 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 54 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 55 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/
Birth of a grandson
#5Harold Griffith Christian
May 16, 1919 (Age 56 years)
Death of a grandsonCurtis William Christian
November 27, 1919 (Age 57 years)
Death of a grandsonRufus J Christian
November 29, 1919 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Howard Dale Christian
December 8, 1921 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Barbara J Christian
November 27, 1928 (Age 66 years)
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
Death August 27, 1938 (Age 75 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change March 5, 201813:02:31

by: Barry Shemwell
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