The Shemwell Family

Larkin Joseph MichaelAge: 94 years18531948

Name
Larkin Joseph Michael
Given names
Larkin Joseph
Surname
Michael
Birth October 14, 1853 31 32
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 13 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 13 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 15 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
MarriageMartha Isabel GreeneView this family
December 10, 1870 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Nancy L. Michael
March 1871 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Filmore Michael
May 2, 1872 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#3Greene Riley Michael
October 1, 1874 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Etta Michael
April 18, 1878 (Age 24 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 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
#5Thursa Cornelia Michael
February 29, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#6Joseph Lee Michael
March 28, 1885 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#7Charles Walter Michael
April 3, 1887 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8Annie Sarah Michael
July 29, 1889 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherMary Watson
May 11, 1890 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterAnnie Sarah Michael
January 3, 1891 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Carrie Belle Michael
July 21, 1892 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#10Carl Edgar Michael
July 21, 1892 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sonCarl Edgar Michael
July 28, 1892 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#11James Martin Michael
February 26, 1895 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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 daughterNancy L. Michael
about 1902 (Age 48 years)

Death of a sonWilliam Filmore Michael
September 10, 1909 (Age 55 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 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 63 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 64 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 75 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 wifeMartha Isabel Greene
February 24, 1932 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a wifeMartha Isabel Greene
February 25, 1932 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Michael Cemetery
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 88 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
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 92 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 June 8, 1948 (Age 94 years)
Last change April 18, 201822:56:19

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Mary Watson
Birth: August 25, 1821 18 18Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 11, 1890Iredell, North Carolina, United States
Marriage:
himself
Family with Martha Isabel Greene - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 10, 1870Watauga, North Carolina, United States
4 months
daughter
Nancy L. Michael
Birth: March 1871 17 18Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1902
14 months
son
William Filmore Michael
Birth: May 2, 1872 18 20Warren, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1909
2 years
son
Greene Riley Michael
Birth: October 1, 1874 20 22Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 28, 1967Watauga, North Carolina, United States
4 years
daughter
Mary Etta Michael
Birth: April 18, 1878 24 26
Death: January 18, 1974Avery, North Carolina, United States
22 months
daughter
Thursa Cornelia Michael
Birth: February 29, 1880 26 27Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 15, 1970Ashe, North Carolina, United States
5 years
son
Joseph Lee Michael
Birth: March 28, 1885 31 33Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 29, 1966Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
Charles Walter Michael
Birth: April 3, 1887 33 35
Death: September 21, 1984Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Annie Sarah Michael
Birth: July 29, 1889 35 37Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 3, 1891Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
daughter
Carrie Belle Michael
Birth: July 21, 1892 38 40Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 9, 1979Watauga, North Carolina, United States
son
Carl Edgar Michael
Birth: July 21, 1892 38 40Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 28, 1892Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
son
James Martin Michael
Birth: February 26, 1895 41 42
Death: July 7, 1968Watauga, North Carolina, United States

Larkin Joseph Michael has 31 first cousins recorded