The Shemwell Family

William Joshua EppsAge: 75 years18681943

Name
William Joshua Epps
Given names
William Joshua
Surname
Epps
Birth January 3, 1868 28 23
MarriageFrances Elizabeth HelmView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a brotherJohn Jefferson Epps
February 3, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Census June 21, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherDaniel Lee Epps
October 26, 1871 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherStephens Alonza Conner Epps
November 27, 1872 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherBenjamin Franklin Epps
January 1, 1876 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherRansom Obediah Epps
August 4, 1878 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Elca Epps
January 14, 1883 (Age 15 years)
Death of a sisterMary Elca Epps
February 28, 1883 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherMartin Alva Epps
March 20, 1884 (Age 16 years)
Death of a motherMartha Jane “Mattie” Lanley
March 20, 1884 (Age 16 years)
Death of a brotherMartin Alva Epps
April 14, 1884 (Age 16 years)
Marriage of a parentCarrol Estel EppsSusannah Charlotte EmersonView this family
November 21, 1884 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGrover Eber Epps
November 8, 1885 (Age 17 years)
Death of a fatherCarrol Estel Epps
March 22, 1889 (Age 21 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Ann Epps
January 23, 1896 (Age 28 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a brotherRansom Obediah Epps
February 11, 1916 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a half-brotherGrover Eber Epps
July 19, 1926 (Age 58 years)
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a brotherStephens Alonza Conner Epps
November 28, 1938 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Anderson Epps
November 2, 1942 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death June 13, 1943 (Age 75 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Black Creek Cemetery
Last change March 29, 201914:27:55

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 15, 1859Butler, Missouri, United States
14 months
elder brother
Thomas Anderson Epps
Birth: January 30, 1861 21 16Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: November 2, 1942Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
4 years
elder sister
Sarah Ann Epps
Birth: July 4, 1865 25 21Arkansas, United States
Death: January 23, 1896Missouri, United States
3 years
himself
William Joshua Epps
Birth: January 3, 1868 28 23Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: June 13, 1943Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
2 years
younger brother
John Jefferson Epps
Birth: February 3, 1870 30 25Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: October 2, 1970Butler, Missouri, United States
21 months
younger brother
Daniel Lee Epps
Birth: October 26, 1871 31 27Butler, Missouri, United States
Death:
13 months
younger brother
Stephens Alonza Conner Epps
Birth: November 27, 1872 33 28Missouri, United States
Death: November 28, 1938Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger brother
Benjamin Franklin Epps
Birth: January 1, 1876 36 31Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: April 27, 1958Overland, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
3 years
younger brother
Ransom Obediah Epps
Birth: August 4, 1878 38 34Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: February 11, 1916De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri, United States
4 years
younger sister
Mary Elca Epps
Birth: January 14, 1883 43 38Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: February 28, 1883Butler, Missouri, United States
14 months
younger brother
Martin Alva Epps
Birth: March 20, 1884 44 40Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: April 14, 1884Butler, Missouri, United States
Father’s family with Nancy Revel Harviell - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
Father’s family with Susannah Charlotte Emerson - View this family
father
step-mother
Susannah Charlotte Emerson
Birth: October 31, 1850Illinois, United States
Death: September 22, 1918Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Marriage: November 21, 1884Butler, Missouri, United States
1 year
half-brother
Grover Eber Epps
Birth: November 8, 1885 46 35Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: July 19, 1926Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States
Family with Frances Elizabeth Helm - View this family
himself
William Joshua Epps
Birth: January 3, 1868 28 23Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: June 13, 1943Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
wife
Marriage:

William Joshua Epps has 18 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Carrol Estel Epps - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Epps, Carrolhead30MWFarmerMO
Epps, Marthawife26FWKeeping HouseMO
Epps, Thomasson9MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Sarahdaughter4FWAt HomeAR
Epps, Williamson2MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Johnson3mMWAt HomeMOFeb

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Carrol Estel Epps - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Epps, Carrol EWM40headMFarmerMOTNTN
Epps, Martha JWF36wifeMKeeping HouseMOMOIL
Epps, Thomas AWM19sonSWorks on FarmMOMOMO
Epps, Sarah AWF14daughterSAt HomeARMOMO
Epps, William JWM12sonSWorks on FarmMOMOMO
Epps, Stephens A CWM8sonSAt HomeMOMOMO
Epps, Benjamin FWM5sonSAt HomeMOMOMO
Epps, Ransom OWM1sonSAt HomeMOMOMO