The Shemwell Family

Benjamin John Franklin “Pete” GantAge: 58 years18671926

Name
Benjamin John Franklin “Pete” Gant
Given names
Benjamin John Franklin
Surname
Gant
Nickname
Pete
Birth November 25, 1867
MarriageGillie Annis GorrellView this family
unknown

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 13 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
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
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
Birth of a daughter
#1Clesa Franklin Gant
June 30, 1903 (Age 35 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/
Marriage of a childWarden Owens HallClesa Franklin GantView this family
about 1923 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Geraldine Hall
January 16, 1925 (Age 57 years)
Death May 12, 1926 (Age 58 years)
Last change July 10, 201914:00:58

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Gillie Annis Gorrell - View this family
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Clesa Franklin Gant
Birth: June 30, 1903 35 30Todd, Kentucky, United States
Burial: Gant Cemetery, Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States

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