The Shemwell Family

Matthew William HarrisAge: 83 years18661949

Name
Matthew William Harris
Given names
Matthew William
Surname
Harris
Birth August 11, 1866 45 39
MarriageMary A BensonView this family
unknown

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census October 17, 1870 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 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 17, 1880 (Age 13 years)
Death of a brotherTaylor E Harris
October 9, 1884 (Age 18 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Shemwell
April 6, 1889 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Holland
March 22, 1896 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 fatherLemuel W Harris
June 21, 1903 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 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 50 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 51 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 sisterMary Ellen Harris
April 7, 1926 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 63 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 sisterCynthia Ann Harris
March 16, 1930 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherHenry C Harris
October 22, 1933 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterNancy A “Nannie” Harris
March 10, 1940 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Fletcher Harris
July 29, 1940 (Age 73 years)
Cause: Hypostatic Pneumonia
Death of a brotherJoel N Harris
April 27, 1942 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 75 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 of a brotherJerry Crittenden Harris
November 29, 1945 (Age 79 years)
Death of a brotherBascomb Lee Harris
October 11, 1947 (Age 81 years)
Death of a sisterArenia Elizabeth “Rena” Harris
July 10, 1949 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 79 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death October 11, 1949 (Age 83 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change April 15, 201917:50:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1842
-7 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
Mary Ellen Harris
Birth: September 12, 1844 23 17Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 7, 1926Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
13 months
elder brother
Joel N Harris
Birth: January 20, 1849 28 21Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 27, 1942Todd, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Nancy A “Nannie” Harris
Birth: January 14, 1853 31 25Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 10, 1940Logan, Kentucky, United States
1 month
elder brother
Henry C Harris
Birth: February 25, 1853 32 25Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 22, 1933Logan, Kentucky, United States
6 years
elder brother
Bascomb Lee Harris
Birth: March 6, 1859 38 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1947Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder brother
Jerry Crittenden Harris
Birth: September 29, 1861 40 34Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 29, 1945Logan, Kentucky, United States
3 years
elder sister
22 months
himself
Matthew William Harris
Birth: August 11, 1866 45 39Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1949Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Family with Mary A Benson - View this family
himself
Matthew William Harris
Birth: August 11, 1866 45 39Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 11, 1949Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
wife
Marriage:

Matthew William Harris has 37 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (37)

Parents Nathaniel Walker Holland + Sarah M “Sally” Cross
Parents Nathaniel Walker Holland + Agnes Ellen Wimpey
3Amanda Holland18501851
9Franklin H Holland18681951
Parents John Wesley Holland + Anna Lucas Walker Hunter
3Rebecca E Holland18531941
Parents Allen Samuel Holland + Lucy Elizabeth Mason
7James S Holland18701917
8Samuel L Holland18731949
Parents Allen Samuel Holland + Mary Jane Neall
1John W Holland18571936
Parents Capt. James Harvey Hudspeth + Armelda Ann Holland
Parents George Martin Holland + Emily Phillips
3Kirby S Holland18791919
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel W Harris - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Harris, Lemuel Whead49MWFarmerKY
Harris, Mary Ewife42FWKeeping HouseKY
Harris, Taylor Eson23MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, John Fson19MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, Henry Cson17MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, Nancy Adaughter15FWAt HomeKY
Harris, Bascomb Lson11MWFarm LaborKY
Harris, Jerry Cson8MWKY
Harris, Arenia Edaughter6FWKY
Harris, Matthew Wson4MWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Lemuel W Harris - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Harris, Lem WWM58headMCollecting Officer?KYNCNC
Harris, Mary EWF53wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYNC
Harris, Jerry CWM18sonMLaborerKYKYKY
Harris, Arenia EWF15daughterMAt HomeKYKYKY
Harris, Matthew WWM13sonMLaborerKYKYKY