The Shemwell Family

Ellen K McGehee1856

Ellen K McGehee
Given names
Ellen K
Birth about 1856 32 28
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 months)

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 5 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 -
Birth of a sisterMollie E McGehee
about 1865 (Age 9 years)
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 11 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 11 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 13 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Elizabeth Hockaday
January 4, 1875 (Age 19 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 22 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 42 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 sisterMollie E McGehee
October 29, 1898 (Age 42 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSusannah White
1902 (Age 46 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Young McGehee
August 28, 1902 (Age 46 years)
Will August 10, 1903 (Age 47 years)
Death of a motherSusan E Cannady
1907 (Age 51 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 60 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 61 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 62 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 brotherWyatt Lemuel McGehee
January 25, 1920 (Age 64 years)
Burial of a brotherWyatt Lemuel McGehee
1920 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 73 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 85 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 94 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 90 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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John Young McGehee
Birth: August 23, 1823 27 21Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 28, 1902Granville, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: August 4, 1847Granville, North Carolina, United States
13 months
elder brother
Wyatt Lemuel McGehee
Birth: September 11, 1848 25 20Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 25, 1920Franklinton, Franklin, North Carolina, United States
8 years
10 years
younger sister

Ellen K McGehee has 7 first cousins recorded