The Shemwell Family

Peter Lankford AcuffAge: 79 years18801959

Name
Peter Lankford Acuff
Given names
Peter Lankford
Surname
Acuff
Birth September 10, 1880 30 26
Marriage of a parentSamuel L AcuffPermelia “Melie” McGinnisView this family
November 17, 1888 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherClara Vittitoe
May 13, 1898 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 17 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 19 years)
MarriageMargaret D BullenView this family
October 8, 1900 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas D Acuff Jr.
July 15, 1902 (Age 21 years)
Death of a wifeMargaret D Bullen
April 24, 1910 (Age 29 years)
MarriageBlanch WhiteheadView this family
about 1911 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 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 36 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 37 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 49 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 52 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Rankin Acuff
February 5, 1937 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Gun shot wounds
Note: Death certificate says mother was Mary Gordon. -b
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 61 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 69 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 65 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 30, 1959 (Age 79 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Sunrise Cemetery
Last change August 1, 201912:15:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 5, 1873Grainger, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder brother
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
himself
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 Margaret D Bullen - View this family
himself
Peter Lankford Acuff
Birth: September 10, 1880 30 26Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 30, 1959Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
wife
Margaret D Bullen
Birth: September 26, 1881Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 24, 1910Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: October 8, 1900Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Family with Blanch Whitehead - View this family
himself
Peter Lankford Acuff
Birth: September 10, 1880 30 26Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 30, 1959Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
wife
Blanch Whitehead
Birth: February 23, 1890Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 9, 1975Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1911

Peter Lankford Acuff has 20 first cousins recorded

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

Grainger, Tennessee

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