The Shemwell Family

Ryle Michael1822

Ryle Michael
Given names
Birth about 1822
MarriageMary WatsonView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 10 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 13 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 -
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 24 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Larkin Joseph Michael
October 14, 1853 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 35 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 39 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 45 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 45 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 47 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 childLarkin Joseph MichaelMartha Isabel GreeneView this family
December 10, 1870 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Nancy L. Michael
March 1871 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2William Filmore Michael
May 2, 1872 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Greene Riley Michael
October 1, 1874 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Mary Etta Michael
April 18, 1878 (Age 56 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Thursa Cornelia Michael
February 29, 1880 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Joseph Lee Michael
March 28, 1885 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Charles Walter Michael
April 3, 1887 (Age 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8Annie Sarah Michael
July 29, 1889 (Age 67 years)
Death of a wifeMary Watson
May 11, 1890 (Age 68 years)
Death of a granddaughterAnnie Sarah Michael
January 3, 1891 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Carrie Belle Michael
July 21, 1892 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Carl Edgar Michael
July 21, 1892 (Age 70 years)
Death of a grandsonCarl Edgar Michael
July 28, 1892 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11James Martin Michael
February 26, 1895 (Age 73 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 76 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 -
Death of a granddaughterNancy L. Michael
about 1902 (Age 80 years)

Death of a grandsonWilliam Filmore Michael
September 10, 1909 (Age 87 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 94 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 95 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 96 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 107 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -

Last change May 12, 201814:53:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Watson - View this family
Mary Watson
Birth: August 25, 1821 18 18Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 11, 1890Iredell, North Carolina, United States

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