The Shemwell Family

George Washington StreeterAge: 81 years18081889

George Washington Streeter
Given names
George Washington
Birth November 1, 1808
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 3 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 23 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageMary Austin GilletteView this family
November 23, 1833 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Emily Belinda Streeter
November 5, 1835 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 26 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Birth of a son
#2George Washington Streeter Jr.
January 29, 1847 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 37 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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 48 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 52 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 58 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 58 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 60 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 -
Marriage of a childWilliam BakerEmily Belinda StreeterView this family
October 17, 1870 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Washington Streeter Jr.Matilda MitchellView this family
December 20, 1870 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John William Baker
October 20, 1871 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Horace Austin Streeter
December 10, 1871 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Anna Laura Baker
February 9, 1873 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandchild
November 28, 1875 (Age 67 years)
Death of a grandchildBaker
November 28, 1875 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Emily Baker
April 6, 1877 (Age 68 years)
Death of a granddaughterEmily Baker
October 1, 1877 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
April 6, 1878 (Age 69 years)
Death of a grandsonBaker
April 8, 1878 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 69 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a wifeMary Austin Gillette
February 24, 1885 (Age 76 years)
Death November 26, 1889 (Age 81 years)
Last change April 13, 201815:53:09

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Mary Austin Gillette - View this family
Marriage: November 23, 1833
23 months
11 years
George Washington Streeter Jr.
Birth: January 29, 1847 38 34Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Death: January 9, 1928Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States

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