The Shemwell Family

William ThurmanAge: 86 years18421928

William Thurman
Given names
Birth 1842
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 years)
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 15 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
MarriageNancy Jane DuncanView this family
before 1864 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#1John Wiley Thurman
June 25, 1864 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 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 -
MarriageMartha Ann BrownleeView this family
November 1, 1866 (Age 24 years)
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 25 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 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 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 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 38 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 56 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 wifeMartha Ann Brownlee
March 30, 1911 (Age 69 years)
Death of a wifeNancy Jane Duncan
September 29, 1912 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 74 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 75 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 76 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 1928 (Age 86 years)
Cemetery: Rose Cemetery
Last change March 20, 202120:36:45

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with Nancy Jane Duncan - View this family
Marriage: before 1864
6 months
John Wiley Thurman
Birth: June 25, 1864 22 26Washington, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 2, 1938Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States
Family with Martha Ann Brownlee - View this family
Martha Ann Brownlee
Birth: November 5, 1847Arkansas, United States
Death: March 30, 1911Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: November 1, 1866Washington, Arkansas, United States
John Wiley Blount Howell + Nancy Jane Duncan - View this family
wife’s husband
John Wiley Blount Howell
Birth: October 28, 1812 33 42Rogersville, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 8, 1876Praire Grove, Drew, Arkansas, United States
Marriage: November 11, 1868Washington, Arkansas, United States
8 months
7 years
James Hancock + Nancy Jane Duncan - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: January 10, 1878Washington, Arkansas, United States
5 years
John O Hancock
Birth: December 31, 1882 56 44Arkansas, United States
Death: July 24, 1962St Louis City, Missouri, United States

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Thurman - Household

ED 203, Mars Hill, Washington, Arkansas, United States

Thurman, WilliamWM36headMFarmerTNTNTN
Thurman, Martha AWF32wifeMKeeping HouseAROHTN
Thurman, John WWM12sonSWorks on FarmARTNAR