The Shemwell Family

John Washington WhiteAge: 83 years18481932

John Washington White
Given names
John Washington
Birth February 29, 1848
MarriageSarah Elizabeth JohnsonView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 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 13 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 18 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 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Cora Jane White
March 5, 1888 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#2Walter Jackson White
February 12, 1891 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#3Hark White
1895 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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 -
Death of a wifeSarah Elizabeth Johnson
April 20, 1902 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childNoble John ShemwellCora Jane WhiteView this family
November 1910 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Alpha Lee “Alfie” Shemwell
September 28, 1911 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Jackson WhiteMary Betty ShemwellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 24, 1912 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Alma Marie Shemwell
July 6, 1913 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Myrtie Mae White
June 9, 1914 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4John Wiley White
August 6, 1915 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Thurman Shemwell
March 13, 1916 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Roy Jackson “R J” White
September 10, 1916 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 67 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 68 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 69 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Sarah Elizabeth Shemwell
January 6, 1919 (Age 70 years)
Death of a granddaughterAlma Marie Shemwell
November 11, 1923 (Age 75 years)
Burial of a granddaughterAlma Marie Shemwell
1923 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Violet M Shemwell
June 23, 1927 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 81 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death February 8, 1932 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Elk Lick Church Cemetery
Family with Sarah Elizabeth Johnson - View this family
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