The Shemwell Family

Rev. William Daniel WardAge: 74 years18441918

Rev. William Daniel Ward
Name prefix
Given names
William Daniel
Birth May 26, 1844
MarriageMary Adeline WhitenerView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19 months)
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 12 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 16 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 22 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 22 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 24 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 33 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#1Amy Bell Ward
March 24, 1883 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Obadiah “Obe” MegeheeAmy Bell WardView this family
March 15, 1896 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1William Franklin Megehee
April 19, 1897 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#2John Elbert Megehee
July 10, 1900 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Bertha Belle Megehee
November 1, 1902 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Daniel Floyd Megehee
October 4, 1905 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Jesse Leander Megehee
August 26, 1907 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Clifford Marion Megehee
April 26, 1912 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Rubye Dorine “Dee” Megehee
May 7, 1915 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 71 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 72 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 73 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 October 12, 1918 (Age 74 years)
Last change March 9, 202015:00:19

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Adeline Whitener - View this family
Rev. William Daniel Ward
Birth: May 26, 1844Fayette, Alabama, United States
Death: October 12, 1918Tribbey, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Mary Adeline Whitener
Birth: March 3, 1866Sevier, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 24, 1945Blanchard, McClain, Oklahoma, United States

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