The Shemwell Family

Iva Aurora RobertsAge: 90 years18671957

Name
Iva Aurora Roberts
Given names
Iva Aurora
Surname
Roberts
Married name
Carr
Birth June 15, 1867
MarriageWilliam E “Duck” CarrView this family
unknown

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 months)

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 10 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 20 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 42 years)
Marriage of a childCurtis William ChristianHallie Blanche CarrView this family
about 1909 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Retha Grace Christian
June 3, 1911 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Rufus J Christian
March 20, 1913 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Curtis William Christian
1915 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 50 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 51 years)
Death of a grandsonCurtis William Christian
November 27, 1919 (Age 52 years)
Death of a grandsonRufus J Christian
November 29, 1919 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Howard Dale Christian
December 8, 1921 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Barbara J Christian
November 27, 1928 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 62 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 of a husbandWilliam E “Duck” Carr
August 27, 1938 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 74 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 82 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 78 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death September 21, 1957 (Age 90 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change March 5, 201813:04:43

by: Barry Shemwell
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