The Shemwell Family

George Thomas MotsingerAge: 81 years18651947

George Thomas Motsinger
Given names
George Thomas
Birth January 28, 1865 26 23
MarriageLucy J CorneliusView this family

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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 23 months)
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 23 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherMatthew J Motsinger
November 21, 1886 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Guy Lucian Motsinger
October 28, 1890 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 31 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 -
Death of a maternal grandfatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 38 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 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 51 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 52 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 64 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherCynthia Ann Harris
March 16, 1930 (Age 65 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 76 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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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 80 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 January 25, 1947 (Age 81 years)
Last change April 15, 201914:45:19

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Matthew J Motsinger
Birth: March 18, 1838Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 21, 1886Logan, Kentucky, United States
George Thomas Motsinger
Birth: January 28, 1865 26 23Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 25, 1947Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Family with Lucy J Cornelius - View this family
George Thomas Motsinger
Birth: January 28, 1865 26 23Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 25, 1947Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Lucy J Cornelius
Birth: February 28, 1866Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 12, 1949Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Guy Lucian Motsinger
Birth: October 28, 1890 25 24Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 14, 1952Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

George Thomas Motsinger has 9 first cousins recorded