The Shemwell Family

Minerva VandoverAge: 45 years18421887

Name
Minerva Vandover
Given names
Minerva
Surname
Vandover
Married name
Minerva Epps
Birth about 1842
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Religious marriageObadiah R EppsView this family
October 20, 1859 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 15 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 25 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death December 21, 1887 (Age 45 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Old Thackerville Cemetery
Last change February 19, 202001:45:18

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with Obadiah R Epps - View this family
husband
Obadiah R Epps
Birth: November 1, 1839 31 27Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: January 31, 1899Oklahoma, United States
herself
Minerva Vandover
Birth: about 1842Missouri, United States
Death: December 21, 1887Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: October 20, 1859Butler, Missouri, United States

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