The Shemwell Family

Martha Matt Gentry Charley and Tom Holland

Martha E “Matt” GentryAge: 56 years18621919

Martha E “Matt” Gentry
Given names
Martha E
Married name
Martha E Holland
Birth December 14, 1862
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageThomas W “Tom” HollandView this family
October 7, 1880 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1Charles Landern “Charlie” Holland
March 19, 1883 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2John W Holland
March 1886 (Age 23 years)
Note: The birth register lists the sex of the child as "female". Believe this is an error.
Death of a sonJohn W Holland
1888 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Gentry Nadine Holland
March 1889 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Elizabeth Clara “Lizzie” Holland
February 24, 1895 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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 -
Census June 18, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childJames Melvin BrownGentry Nadine HollandView this family
February 6, 1907 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Helen Brown
January 13, 1909 (Age 46 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Landern “Charlie” HollandNoma PaschalView this family
March 6, 1911 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Thomas Walker Holland
March 2, 1912 (Age 49 years)
Death of a granddaughterHelen Brown
December 26, 1916 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Augusta Ruth Holland
October 30, 1917 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 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 -
Death of a daughterElizabeth Clara “Lizzie” Holland
April 4, 1919 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Influenza and Pneumonia
Death April 6, 1919 (Age 56 years)
Cause of death: Influenza and Pneumonia
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Gentry Cemetery
Last change August 6, 201818:50:04

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Thomas W “Tom” Holland - View this family
Marriage: October 7, 1880Hickory, Missouri, United States
2 years
Martha Matt Gentry Charley and Tom HollandCharles Landern “Charlie” Holland
Birth: March 19, 1883 24 20Hickory, Missouri, United States
Death: May 17, 1970Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
John W Holland
Birth: March 1886 26 23Hickory, Missouri, United States
Death: 1888Hickory, Missouri, United States
3 years
Martha Matt Gentry Charley and Tom HollandGentry Nadine Holland
Birth: March 1889 29 26Tyler, Hickory, Missouri, United States
Death: October 1, 1966Missouri, United States
6 years
Elizabeth HollandElizabeth Clara “Lizzie” Holland
Birth: February 24, 1895 35 32Hickory, Missouri, United States
Death: April 4, 1919Hickory, Missouri, United States

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