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Henry Jasper SmithAge: 71 years18501922

Henry Jasper Smith
Given names
Henry Jasper
Birth November 15, 1850
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 -
MarriageEmaline Permelia HollandView this family
estimated 1876 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Cora Smith
January 2, 1877 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2Homer Jasper Smith
August 1, 1885 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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 -
Census June 4, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childHomer Jasper SmithDorothy Mathiel ValentineView this family
March 28, 1907 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#1Lloyd Valentine Smith
October 30, 1917 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 67 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 -
Death February 16, 1922 (Age 71 years)
Last change August 17, 201912:03:26

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Emaline Permelia Holland - View this family
Henry Jasper Smith
Birth: November 15, 1850Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Death: February 16, 1922Vernon, Marion, Illinois, United States
Marriage: estimated 1876
1 year
Cora Smith
Birth: January 2, 1877 26 24Illinois, United States
Death: February 10, 1954Los Angeles, California, United States
9 years
Homer Jasper Smith
Birth: August 1, 1885 34 33Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
Death: September 15, 1954Los Angeles, California, United States
Warren Heckathorn + Emaline Permelia Holland - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: February 29, 1872Fayette, Illinois, United States
17 months

No family available

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Henry Jasper Smith - Household

Kaskaskia, Fayette, Illinois

Smith, H JWM29headMFarmerALSCSC
Smith, EmilyWF28wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Smith, CoraWF3daughterSAt HomeILALKY
Holland, LiliyWF17sister to wifeSAt HomeKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Henry Jasper Smith - Household

6206 Madison Ave Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Smith, Henry JheadWMNov185148M24ALSCSCRR Conductor
Smith, Amelia MwifeWFMay185248M2432KYKYKY
Smith, CoradaughterWFJan187822SILALKYCashier notions?
Smith, Homer JsonWMAug188514SILALKYAt School
BrownHolland, Xelphobrother in lawWMMar188218SILKYKYAt School

Amelia M should be Emaline P and Zelpho Brown Holland not Brownholland -b