The Shemwell Family

Alfred Caldwell GentleAge: 78 years18521931

Alfred Caldwell Gentle
Given names
Alfred Caldwell
Birth October 12, 1852
MarriageArminda GlidewellView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 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 8 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 14 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 14 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 16 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 25 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1Nuton Augustus “Gus” Gentle
September 16, 1881 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2Walter Blackman Gentle
July 3, 1889 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 45 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 childNuton Augustus “Gus” GentleMattie Stella HesterView this family
estimated 1901 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mable Ruth Gentle
September 30, 1902 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Norris Gentle
December 30, 1905 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Clifford Gentle
January 6, 1907 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Myrtle Gentle
about 1908 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Howard Burton Gentle Sr.
March 10, 1911 (Age 58 years)
Death of a sonNuton Augustus “Gus” Gentle
April 23, 1912 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 63 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death of a grandsonClifford Gentle
May 20, 1918 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Leukemia
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 64 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 65 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 grandsonNorris Gentle
April 26, 1922 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Brights Disease
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 76 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death May 26, 1931 (Age 78 years)
Last change March 3, 201908:31:01

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Arminda Glidewell - View this family
8 years
Walter Blackman Gentle
Birth: July 3, 1889 36 30Barren, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 22, 1974San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

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