The Shemwell Family

James Luther HarrisAge: 90 years18731964

James Luther Harris
Given names
James Luther
Birth September 14, 1873 25 20
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 4 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherTaylor E Harris
October 9, 1884 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 22 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 24 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 paternal grandfatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 29 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 42 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 43 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 44 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 56 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherLaura Ann Dorris
March 8, 1941 (Age 67 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 68 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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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 76 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 72 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 July 29, 1964 (Age 90 years)
Last change April 15, 201915:10:30

by: Barry Shemwell
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April 15, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
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Laura Ann Dorris
Birth: July 8, 1853Sumner, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 8, 1941Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: May 14, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
James Luther Harris
Birth: September 14, 1873 25 20Kentucky, United States
Death: July 29, 1964Belton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Kitty Gebron - View this family
Marriage: February 6, 1865Todd, Kentucky, United States

James Luther Harris has 9 first cousins recorded

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