The Shemwell Family

Charles D Wassell1852

Charles D Wassell
Given names
Charles D
Birth about 1852 41 33
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 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 -
Religious marriageMelvina Pamelia ThompsonView this family
June 8, 1876 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Emily “Emma” Wassell
April 4, 1877 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Lee “Nannie” Wassell
December 23, 1878 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 19, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3Warren Thompson Wassell
July 26, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Lola V “Lady V” Wassell
February 16, 1882 (Age 30 years)
1882 (Age 30 years)
Employer: Missouri Printing Company
Marriage of a childAshley Oberon KueckelhanEmily “Emma” WassellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
April 7, 1897 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 -
Marriage of a childRobert Milton CrockettLola V “Lady V” WassellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 16, 1903 (Age 51 years)
Address: City Hotel, Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Marriage of a childWarren Thompson WassellAlice “Allie” L OliverView this family
Type: Civil marriage
November 18, 1906 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Col. John Wassell Crockett
June 5, 1907 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Nadine Eloise Wassell
July 28, 1907 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Sadie Melvina Crockett
December 12, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Charles VanBuren Crockett
December 13, 1913 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 66 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 of a sonWarren Thompson Wassell
January 1, 1923 (Age 71 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 77 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a wifeMelvina Pamelia Thompson
May 18, 1935 (Age 83 years)
Cause: Cardiac Arrhythmia
Burial of a wifeMelvina Pamelia Thompson
May 21, 1935 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Lamine Cemetery
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 89 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 98 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 -
Death of a daughterEmily “Emma” Wassell
June 25, 1956 (Age 104 years)
Burial of a daughterEmily “Emma” Wassell
June 28, 1956 (Age 104 years)
Cemetery: Old Lamine Cemetery, Lamine, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 94 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. -

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by: Donna Osiek
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Family with Melvina Pamelia Thompson - View this family
Marriage: June 8, 1876Randolph, Illinois, United States
3 years
Nancy Lee “Nannie” Wassell
Birth: December 23, 1878 26 24Illinois, United States
Death: March 27, 1964Cooper, Missouri, United States
19 months
19 months
-5 years
Emily “Emma” Wassell
Birth: April 4, 1877 25 22Red Bud, Randolph, Illinois, United States
Death: June 25, 1956Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
Alexander Taylor Shemwell + Melvina Pamelia Thompson - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: October 1889Missouri, United States
1 year
Gertrude Shemwell
Birth: September 23, 1890 41 36Lamine, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: November 22, 1908Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
23 months
17 months
George Alexander Shemwell
Birth: January 3, 1894 44 39Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 6, 1960Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
3 years
19 months

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Charles D Wassel - Household

Chester, Randolph, Illinois, United States

Wassel, CharlesWM28headMILEnglandCT
Wassel, Mellia MWF24wifeMILKYKY
Wassel, Nancy WF2daughterSILILIL