The Shemwell Family

Mary Susan DrinkardAge: 71 years18401911

Name
Mary Susan Drinkard
Given names
Mary Susan
Surname
Drinkard
Married name
Mary Susan Finnell
Birth 1840
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 17 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
MarriageHowell FinnellView this family
about 1860 (Age 20 years)

Census July 13, 1860 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 21 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 27 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 27 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 29 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
Birth of a son
#1James Logan Finnell
May 15, 1871 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 38 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Marriage of a childJames Logan FinnellMittie Susan EpperlyView this family
about 1897 (Age 57 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 58 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 grandson
#1Hollis B Finnell
1899 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Gussie Lee Finnell
June 5, 1901 (Age 61 years)
Address: Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, United States
Birth of a grandson
#3Lloyd Howell Finnell
1904 (Age 64 years)

Death 1911 (Age 71 years)

Last change March 9, 201814:47:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Howell Finnell - View this family
husband
Howell Finnell
Birth: January 6, 1838 48 27Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, United States
Death: June 12, 1915Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, United States
herself
Marriage: about 1860
11 years
son

No family available

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Howell Finnell - Household

Buffaloe Lick, Chariton, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Howell Finnellhead22MWFarmerMO
Mary S Finnellwife20FWMO