The Shemwell Family

Cynthia AcuffAge: 89 years18541943

Name
Cynthia Acuff
Given names
Cynthia
Surname
Acuff
Birth February 16, 1854 36 37
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Death of a brotherPryor Acuff
1865 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 12 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 12 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 14 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
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Sr.
August 13, 1874 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 23 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a motherSusan T Strange
April 8, 1882 (Age 28 years)

Death of a fatherRev. Simeon Acuff
May 6, 1893 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sisterMartha S Acuff
August 28, 1896 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 61 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 62 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 63 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 brotherWilliam P Acuff
July 8, 1920 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 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 brotherCoram Acuff
January 30, 1931 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 87 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 July 20, 1943 (Age 89 years)
Last change July 31, 201916:40:57

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: December 24, 1834Grainger, Tennessee, United States
1 year
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
Martha S Acuff
Birth: October 6, 1836 18 20Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 28, 1896Grainger, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
William P Acuff
Birth: 1844 25 27Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 8, 1920Grainger, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
Coram Acuff
Birth: August 23, 1846 28 30Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 30, 1931Maynardville, Union, Tennessee, United States
5 years
elder sister
3 years
herself
Cynthia Acuff
Birth: February 16, 1854 36 37Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 20, 1943Grainger, Tennessee, United States

Cynthia Acuff has 17 first cousins recorded