The Shemwell Family

Richard L Fryer1857

Richard L Fryer
Given names
Richard L
Birth July 1857 32 28
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Marriage of a parentRobert McGeheeMelissa Adeline MurphyView this family
May 6, 1860 (Age 2 years)
Census July 14, 1860 (Age 3 years)
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 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 -
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Abraham McGehee
November 26, 1865 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherMelissa Adeline Murphy
April 1866 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 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 59 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 60 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 72 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-brotherWilliam Abraham McGehee
August 4, 1941 (Age 84 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 84 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 92 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 88 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. -

Last change March 15, 201911:09:10

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
Mother’s family with Robert McGehee - View this family
Marriage: May 6, 1860Conway, Arkansas, United States
6 years
William Abraham McGehee
Birth: November 26, 1865 43 36Butler, Bates, Missouri, United States
Death: August 4, 1941Celeste, Fannin, Texas, United States

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Robert McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

Robert McGeheehead37MWFarmerMOY
Melissa E McGeheewife32FWCooksTNY
John McGeheeson16MWWorks on FarmMO
James S McGeheeson13MWAR
Julia A McGeheedaughter11FWMO
Joshua McGeheeson9MWMO
Mary McGeheedaughter6FWTX
Martha McGeheedaughter3FWAR
James A Fryer11MWAR
Nancy C Fryer7FWAR
William A Fryer5MWAR
Richard L Fryer2MWAR