The Shemwell Family

James Henry McGeheeAge: 78 years18671946

James Henry McGehee
Given names
James Henry
Birth November 17, 1867 19 18
Note: Tombstone says 1868, but mother died April 1868. Ransom did not marry Mary until 1889. -b
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a motherLucinda Woodrell
April 10, 1868 (Age 4 months)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 13 months)

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 parentRansom B McGeheeMary Ellen EthridgeView this family
December 5, 1870 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a half-brotherDaniel Martin McGehee
November 1, 1873 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn McGehee
about January 1875 (Age 7 years)
Note: Probate Court established Ann McGehee as the Administrator of John McGehee's estate on January 20, 1875. This would suggest he probably died sometime in January 1875.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a half-sisterAutie Beulah McGehee
April 5, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSara Elizabeth “Sallie” McGehee
October 6, 1882 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRobert Augustus “Gus” McGehee
December 25, 1883 (Age 16 years)
MarriageMary Etta LittletonView this family
November 5, 1889 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 -
Marriage of a parentRansom B McGeheeCarrie L DryView this family
August 10, 1905 (Age 37 years)
Death of a wifeMary Etta Littleton
1905 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Eva McGehee
July 13, 1908 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a fatherRansom B McGehee
January 30, 1918 (Age 50 years)
Death of a half-brotherRobert Augustus “Gus” McGehee
March 5, 1918 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a half-brotherDaniel Martin McGehee
July 8, 1934 (Age 66 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 74 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 -
Marriage of a childFrank Franklin SpalloneEva McGeheeView this family
January 10, 1946 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 78 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. -
Death September 16, 1946 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Cherry Hill Cemetery
Last change October 17, 201916:55:26

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 17, 1866Conway, Arkansas, United States
13 months
Father’s family with Mary Ellen Ethridge - View this family
Marriage: December 5, 1870Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Daniel Martin McGehee
Birth: November 1, 1873 25 23Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: July 8, 1934
6 years
Autie Beulah McGehee
Birth: April 5, 1880 31 30Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 17, 1952Lamar, Texas, United States
3 years
15 months
Robert Augustus “Gus” McGehee
Birth: December 25, 1883 35 33Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: March 5, 1918Atkins, Pope, Arkansas, United States
Father’s family with Carrie L Dry - View this family
Marriage: August 10, 1905Aplin, Perry, Arkansas, United States
Family with Connie Elizabeth Barnes - View this family
Connie Elizabeth Barnes
Birth: April 24, 1890Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 22, 1971Perryville, Perry, Arkansas, United States
Eva McGehee
Birth: July 13, 1908 40 18Arkansas, United States
Death: August 21, 1982Orange, California, United States
Family with Mary Etta Littleton - View this family
Marriage: November 5, 1889Solgohachia, Conway, Arkansas, United States

James Henry McGehee has 11 first cousins recorded

Tombstone says 1868, but mother died April 1868. Ransom did not marry Mary until 1889. -b
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Ranson B McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

MacGeehee, R BWM32headMFarmerARKYMO
MacGeehee, MaryWF28wifeMKeeping HouseARALAL
MacGeehee, Henry JWM10sonSARARAR
MacGeehee, DanielWM6sonSARARAR
MacGeehee, AuteyWF1daughterSARARAR