The Shemwell Family

A M Riggins1856

Name
A M Riggins
Given names
A M
Surname
Riggins
Birth 1856 26 17
Birth of a sisterAnnie E Riggins
January 31, 1857 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterMartha Earl Riggins
June 30, 1858 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census September 20, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 5 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
Birth of a brotherWilliam Riggins
March 1, 1866 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 11 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 11 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherThomas Magus Riggins
August 28, 1868 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 13 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 sisterFannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherClerinda Maletha Shemwell
1872 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas W Shemwell
July 20, 1877 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 22 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 parentWilliam M Riggins Jr.Alice M “Allie” PeeleView this family
November 21, 1882 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHerman C Riggins
August 1887 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHarry T Riggins
November 1889 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 42 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
Death of a sisterAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 47 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 60 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 61 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 62 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 73 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 sisterMartha Earl Riggins
July 11, 1936 (Age 80 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 85 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 94 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
Death of a brotherWilliam Riggins
April 3, 1954 (Age 98 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Riggins
April 4, 1954 (Age 98 years)
Cemetery: Hardison Cemetery
Death of a brotherThomas Magus Riggins
December 21, 1955 (Age 99 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 90 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
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Last change May 12, 201814:53:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 22, 1853Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder brother
2 years
herself
13 months
younger sister
Annie E Riggins
Birth: January 31, 1857 27 18Tennessee, United States
Death: April 15, 1903Texas, United States
17 months
younger sister
Martha Earl Riggins
Birth: June 30, 1858 29 19Tennessee, United States
Death: July 11, 1936Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States
8 years
younger brother
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Thomas Magus Riggins
Birth: August 28, 1868 39 29Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 21, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Alice M “Allie” Peele - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
half-brother
2 years
half-brother

A M Riggins has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - William M Riggins - Household

North and East of Cumberland River Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
William M Rigginshead31MWClerkTN
C M Rigginswife22FWTN
W P Rigginsson6MWTN
A M Rigginsdaughter4FWTN
A E Rigginsdaughter3FWTN
Joana Riggins13FWTN

Joana Riggins ? -b