The Shemwell Family

Benjamin John Franklin “Pete” GantAge: 58 years18671926

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

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Clesa Franklin Gant
June 30, 1903 (Age 35 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 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 -
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
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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