The Shemwell Family

Mary Rosetta EppsAge: 68 years18671936

Name
Mary Rosetta Epps
Given names
Mary Rosetta
Surname
Epps
Birth August 1, 1867 34 28
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 sisterMartha A Epps
about 1870 (Age 2 years)
Census June 22, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas A Epps
about 1873 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterLula B Epps
November 1877 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a sisterArta Epps
May 1880 (Age 12 years)
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 12 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 motherElizabeth J Ferguson
September 28, 1910 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 50 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 fatherDaniel Epps
February 14, 1920 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 62 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 January 18, 1936 (Age 68 years)
Last change March 29, 201917:17:06

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: May 1853
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
Henry Carroll Epps
Birth: about 1858 25 18Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1945Seattle, King, Washington, United States
5 years
elder brother
Isaac N Epps
Birth: about 1862 29 22Missouri, United States
Death: June 16, 1949Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
herself
Mary Rosetta Epps
Birth: August 1, 1867 34 28Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1936Seattle, King, Washington, United States
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister

Mary Rosetta Epps has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Daniel Epps - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Epps, Danielhead37MWFarmerMO
Epps, Elizabethwife32FWKeeping HouseMO
Epps, Marrion Lson14MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Henryson12MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Isaac Nson8MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Joseph Hson5MWAt HomeMO
Epps, Mary Rdaughter2FWAt HomeMO
Epps, Marthadaughter1mFWAt HomeMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Daniel Epps - Household

Epps, Butler, Missouri

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Epps, DanielWM48headMFarmerMOTNKY
Epps, Elizabeth JWF41wifeMKeeping HouseMOTNKY
Epps, Henry CWM22sonSFarmingMOMOMO
Epps, JoshuaWM15sonSTXMOMO
Epps, Mary RWF12daughterSMOMOMO
Epps, Martha AWF10daughterSMOMOMO
Epps, Thomas AWM7sonSMOMOMO
Epps, Lula BWF2daughterSMOMOMO