The Shemwell Family

Mary E KirbyAge: 92 years18621954

Name
Mary E Kirby
Given names
Mary E
Surname
Kirby
Married name
Mary E Holland
Birth 1862

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageJohn Walker HollandView this family
February 18, 1883 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Pearl Etta Holland
February 18, 1887 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2Marvin Edward Holland
November 1, 1892 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ora Leon Holland
August 7, 1894 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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
Birth of a daughter
#4Ruth Holland
May 23, 1900 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Myrtle M Pollard
1907 (Age 45 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha M Pollard
1913 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 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 55 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 56 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/
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 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
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 68 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Walker Holland
January 13, 1931 (Age 69 years)
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 79 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 88 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 84 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 1954 (Age 92 years)
Last change November 7, 201903:44:25

by: Donna Osiek
Family with John Walker Holland - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 18, 1883Marion, Illinois, United States
4 years
daughter
6 years
son
daughter
daughter
daughter
Ora Leon Holland
Birth: August 7, 1894 43 32Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
Death:
6 years
daughter
Ruth Holland
Birth: May 23, 1900 49 38Alma, Marion, Illinois, United States
Death:
John Walker Holland + Eglin - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: after 1870
3 years
step-son
3 years
step-daughter

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Walker Holland - Household

Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Holland, JnoheadMW58M226KYKYKYlaborerodd jobs
Holland, Mary EwifeFW45M12666IAIrelandKYlaundress
Holland, MarvinsonMW18SMOKYIAlaborerfarm
Holland, OradaughterFW16SMOKYIA
Holland, RuthdaughterFW10SMariionKYIA