The Shemwell Family

Martha Ellen PowersAge: 86 years18601947

Martha Ellen Powers
Given names
Martha Ellen
Married name
Martha Ellen McCrary
Birth November 1, 1860
MarriageJames Walter McCraryView this family

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 5 months)

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 6 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 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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 17 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 37 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Earl Byron McCrary
October 1, 1901 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 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 56 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 57 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#1Guy Earl McCrary
September 13, 1923 (Age 62 years)
Death of a husbandJames Walter McCrary
November 8, 1923 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Troy Byron McCrary
August 6, 1927 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Leo Harley McCrary
February 22, 1929 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1940 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 81 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 childEarl Byron McCraryBessie Mae NationView this family
about 1945 (Age 84 years)

Birth of a grandson
#4Ted Don McCrary
May 3, 1947 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 85 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 May 15, 1947 (Age 86 years)
Last change March 28, 201910:08:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with James Walter McCrary - View this family
James Walter McCrary
Birth: February 2, 1852Rusk, Texas, United States
Death: November 8, 1923Clarendon, Donley, Texas, United States
Martha Ellen Powers
Birth: November 1, 1860Comanche, Texas, United States
Death: May 15, 1947Clarendon, Donley, Texas, United States

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