The Shemwell Family

John Franklin PruittAge: 70 years18531924

Name
John Franklin Pruitt
Given names
John Franklin
Surname
Pruitt
Birth May 31, 1853 33 41
Birth of a brotherWilliam Auburn “Willie” Pruitt
July 23, 1856 (Age 3 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 3 years)
Note: Daughter Anna McGehee Hood Johnson had "boarded and clothed" both Rebecca and Osburn from March 27, 1857 to June 25, 1857. She was paid $55.35 for this service from the estate (Conway Co., Arkansas, Probate Book C, page 317) These records give us an approximate date of death for both Osborn and Rebecca.
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 11, 1860 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 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 13 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 15 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
Census April 24, 1870 (Age 16 years)
MarriageNeoma Angeline BeckhamView this family
October 25, 1875 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Minerva Jane Pruitt
January 1880 (Age 26 years)
Note: Birth date/location based on 1880 Census
Census June 5, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lillie Pearl Pruitt
August 27, 1882 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Maudie Pruitt
July 3, 1889 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#4Lonnie Franklin Pruitt
November 1, 1891 (Age 38 years)
Note: Birth date/location based on 1900 Census
Birth of a son
#5William Lester Pruitt
February 3, 1895 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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
Death of a daughterCelece Rosetta Pruitt
before 1900 (Age 46 years)

Shared note: In the 1900 Census, Neoma Angeline Pruitt (nee Beckham) reported that she had 8 children with 5 of the children still living. We can find records showing the 5 living children: Minerva Jane, Lillie Pearl, Maudie, Lonnie Franklin, and William Lester. That would suggest that Celece Rosetta Pruitt, Jim Robert Pruitt, and Infant Son Pruitt were deceased before 1900.
Death of a sonJim Robert Pruitt
before 1900 (Age 46 years)

Shared note: In the 1900 Census, Neoma Angeline Pruitt (nee Beckham) reported that she had 8 children with 5 of the children still living. We can find records showing the 5 living children: Minerva Jane, Lillie Pearl, Maudie, Lonnie Franklin, and William Lester. That would suggest that Celece Rosetta Pruitt, Jim Robert Pruitt, and Infant Son Pruitt were deceased before 1900.
Death of a sonInfant Son Pruitt
before 1900 (Age 46 years)

Shared note: In the 1900 Census, Neoma Angeline Pruitt (nee Beckham) reported that she had 8 children with 5 of the children still living. We can find records showing the 5 living children: Minerva Jane, Lillie Pearl, Maudie, Lonnie Franklin, and William Lester. That would suggest that Celece Rosetta Pruitt, Jim Robert Pruitt, and Infant Son Pruitt were deceased before 1900.
Death of a fatherJohn Pruitt
between 1900 and 1910 (Age 46 years)
Census June 26, 1900 (Age 47 years)
Shared note: In the 1900 Census, Neoma Angeline Pruitt (nee Beckham) reported that she had 8 children with 5 of the children still living. We can find records showing the 5 living children: Minerva Jane, Lillie Pearl, Maudie, Lonnie Franklin, and William Lester. That would suggest that Celece Rosetta Pruitt, Jim Robert Pruitt, and Infant Son Pruitt were deceased before 1900.
Death of a motherNancy McGehee
January 14, 1908 (Age 54 years)
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 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 63 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 64 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 23, 1920 (Age 66 years)
Death April 30, 1924 (Age 70 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Hopewell Cemetery
Last change March 2, 202119:37:26

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1835
3 years
elder sister
8 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Nancy J Pruitt
Birth: April 8, 1850 29 38Arkansas, United States
Death: August 21, 1929Boone, Arkansas, United States
3 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
Family with Neoma Angeline Beckham - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 25, 1875Newton, Arkansas, United States
4 years
daughter
Minerva Jane Pruitt
Birth: January 1880 26 21Arkansas, United States
Death: January 7, 1930St Francois, Missouri, United States
3 years
daughter
Lillie Pearl Pruitt
Birth: August 27, 1882 29 24Self, Boone, Arkansas, United States
Death: July 3, 1930Omaha, Boone, Arkansas, United States
daughter
son
daughter
Maudie Pruitt
Birth: July 3, 1889 36 31Arkansas, United States
Death: March 19, 1971Boone, Arkansas, United States
son
son
Lonnie Franklin Pruitt
Birth: November 1, 1891 38 33Arkansas, United States
Death: October 1971Arkansas, United States
3 years
son
William Lester Pruitt
Birth: February 3, 1895 41 36Arkansas, United States
Death: September 24, 1972Harrison, Boone, Arkansas, United States

John Franklin Pruitt has 32 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Pruitt - Household

Collin, Texas, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
John Pruitthead39MWDay Laborer500KY
Nancy Pruittwife44FWKY
James Proctor Pruitt Sr.son12MWAR
Nancy J Pruittdaughter10FWAR
John Franklin Pruittson7MWAR
William Auburn Pruittson4MWAR

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Pruitt - Household

Boston, Newton, Arkansas, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Pruitt, Johnhead50MWFarmer300IN
Pruitt, Nancywife53FWKeeps HouseKY
Pruitt, James Pson23MWFarmerAR
Pruitt, Nancy Jdaughter19FWAt HomeAR
Curtis, Nancy Pdaughter-in-law16FWKeeps HouseTN
Pruitt, John Fson18MWFarmer100AR
Pruitt, William Ason14MWAt HomeAR

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Pruitt - Household

Bear Creek, Boone, Arkansas, United States

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Pruitt, John FWM26headMFarmerARARAR
Pruitt, Neoma AWF22wifeMKeeping HouseNoNoARARAR
Pruitt, MinervaWF5/12JandaughterSNoNoARARAR

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Pruitt - Household

Boone, Arkansas, United States

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Pruitt, John FheadWMMay185347M25ARINMOFarmer2YesYesYesOFF
Pruitt, Neoma AwifeWFApr185843M2584ARARMONoNoNo
Pruitt, MaudiedaughterWFJul188911SARARAR4YesYesYes
Pruitt, Lonnie FsonWMNov18918SARARAR5
Pruitt, William LsonWMDec18945SARARAR
Pruitt, JohnfatherWMApr182080M58INININFarmer12YesYesYes
Pruitt, NancymotherWFMar181684M5885MOMDMDYesNoYes

Census
In the 1900 Census, Neoma Angeline Pruitt (nee Beckham) reported that she had 8 children with 5 of the children still living. We can find records showing the 5 living children: Minerva Jane, Lillie Pearl, Maudie, Lonnie Franklin, and William Lester. That would suggest that Celece Rosetta Pruitt, Jim Robert Pruitt, and Infant Son Pruitt were deceased before 1900.
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Pruitt - Household

Lee, Boone, Arkansas, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Pruitt, John FheadMW56M135TNUSUSEnglishFarmerGeneral FarmOWYesYesOFF
Pruitt, Neoma AwifeFW51M13584ARUSGAEnglishNoneNoNo
Pruitt, William LsonMW15SARTNAREnglishFarm LaborHome FarmEYesYesYes

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John Franklin Pruitt - Household

Lee, Boone, Arkansas, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Pruitt, John FheadOFMW66MYesYesARINMDYesFarmerFarm
Pruitt, Neoma AwifeFW61MYesYesARTNGAYesNone