The Shemwell Family

John Rankin AcuffAge: 60 years18771937

Name
John Rankin Acuff
Given names
John Rankin
Surname
Acuff
Birth January 30, 1877 27 22
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 months)

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 sisterCymanthia Acuff
June 1879 (Age 2 years)
Cause: Whooping cough
Census June 24, 1880 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherPeter Lankford Acuff
September 10, 1880 (Age 3 years)
Marriage of a parentSamuel L AcuffPermelia “Melie” McGinnisView this family
November 17, 1888 (Age 11 years)
MarriageJulia E McGinnisView this family
April 2, 1896 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Bessie Acuff
August 29, 1897 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherClara Vittitoe
May 13, 1898 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 21 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
Census June 4, 1900 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Jr.
July 15, 1902 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 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 39 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 40 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 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 fatherSamuel L Acuff
December 17, 1932 (Age 55 years)
Death February 5, 1937 (Age 60 years)
Cause of death: Gun shot wounds
Note: Death certificate says mother was Mary Gordon. -b
Burial
Cemetery: Kitts Cemetery
Last change August 1, 201910:50:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 5, 1873Grainger, Tennessee, United States
4 years
himself
John Rankin Acuff
Birth: January 30, 1877 27 22Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 5, 1937Grainger, Tennessee, United States
-2 years
elder sister
Cymanthia Acuff
Birth: about 1874 24 19Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 1879Grainger, Tennessee, United States
7 years
younger brother
Peter Lankford Acuff
Birth: September 10, 1880 30 26Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 30, 1959Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Father’s family with Mary Gordon - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
Father’s family with Permelia “Melie” McGinnis - View this family
father
step-mother
Permelia “Melie” McGinnis
Birth: July 12, 1854Washburn, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 29, 1929Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: November 17, 1888Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Family with Julia E McGinnis - View this family
himself
John Rankin Acuff
Birth: January 30, 1877 27 22Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 5, 1937Grainger, Tennessee, United States
wife
Julia E McGinnis
Birth: May 13, 1880Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 5, 1943Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: April 2, 1896Grainger, Tennessee, United States
17 months
daughter
Bessie Acuff
Birth: August 29, 1897 20 17Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 15, 1983Corryton, Knox, Tennessee, United States

John Rankin Acuff has 20 first cousins recorded

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Samuel L Acuff - Household

Grainger, Tennessee

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Acuff, SamuelWM30headMFarmerTNTNTN
Acuff, HannahWF24wifeMKeeping HouseTNTNTN
Acuff, John RWM3sonSTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Samuel L Acuff - Household

Grainger, Tennessee

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Acuff, SamheadWMOct184950M11TNTNTNFarmer
Acuff, PermeliawifeWFJul185446M11TNTNTN
Acuff, John RsonWMJan187723M4TNTNTNFarm Laborer
Acuff, Peter LsonWMSep188019STNTNTNFarm Laborer

Death
Death certificate says mother was Mary Gordon. -b