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William M GantAge: 77 years18381916

William M Gant
Given names
William M
Birth August 24, 1838 25 20
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
MarriageMary Ellen HarrisView this family
August 11, 1864 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Laura Taylor Gant
October 1, 1866 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 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 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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 -
Birth of a son
#2Jesse L Gant
February 13, 1872 (Age 33 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherAlfred L Gant
1880 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Eura L Day
May 5, 1895 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 59 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 -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 77 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Death March 8, 1916 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change May 6, 201914:06:27

by: Barry Shemwell
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Permelia P Bugg
Birth: January 23, 1818Tennessee, United States
Death: Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Mary Ellen Harris - View this family
Mary Ellen Harris
Birth: September 12, 1844 23 17Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 7, 1926Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: August 11, 1864Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
Laura Taylor Gant
Birth: October 1, 1866 28 22Kentucky, United States
Death: January 10, 1933Logan, Kentucky, United States
5 years

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