The Shemwell Family

George Lafayette BurrusAge: 65 years18641930

George Lafayette Burrus
Given names
George Lafayette
Birth October 4, 1864
MarriageLydie Caroline McCordView this family

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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1William Arthur Burrus
February 14, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 -
Marriage of a childWilliam Arthur BurrusMattie L HuffmanView this family
January 20, 1908 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Audie Burrus
about 1909 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Euliess A Burrus
December 13, 1910 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3George Eskell Burrus
November 16, 1912 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Walter A Burrus
December 28, 1914 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Ike “Tom” Burrus
February 22, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Dollie Burrus
March 8, 1919 (Age 54 years)

Death of a granddaughterDollie Burrus
March 11, 1919 (Age 54 years)

Census January 20, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Cleo Burrus
November 30, 1921 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8Leo Burrus
November 30, 1921 (Age 57 years)

Death of a grandsonCleo Burrus
December 4, 1921 (Age 57 years)

Death of a grandsonLeo Burrus
February 15, 1923 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a grandson
#9Willard Lero Burrus
October 8, 1924 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Jewel Dean Burrus
January 10, 1928 (Age 63 years)
Death of a grandsonAudie Burrus
July 18, 1929 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 64 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 24, 1930 (Age 65 years)
Death May 11, 1930 (Age 65 years)

Last change March 16, 202016:02:50

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lydie Caroline McCord - View this family

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Arthur Burrus - Household

Hardy, Sharp, Arkansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Burrus, William AheadMW31MARMOARFarmerGeneral Farm
Burrus, MattiewifeFW31MARNCAR
Burrus, AudiesonMW11SARARAR
Burrus, EuliesssonMW9SARARAR
Burrus, EskellsonMW7SARARAR
Burrus, WaltersonMW5SARARAR
Burrus, TommiesonMW2SARARAR
Burrus, LafayettefatherMW55MMOTNTNFarmerRetired
Burrus, Lydie CmotherFW54MARTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Arthur Burrus - Household

Campbell, Lawrence, Arkansas

Burrus, ArthurheadMW41M19ARARARFarmerGeneral Farm
Burrus, MattiewifeFW40M19ARARAR
Burrus, EuliesssonMW19SARARAR
Burrus, EskellsonMW17SARARAR
Burrus, WaltersonMW15SARARAR
Burrus, TommiesonMW13SARARAR
Burrus, LerosonMW5SARARAR
Burrus, JewelldaughterFW2-1mSARARAR
Burrus, G LaffettefatherMW64Wd21ARMOMOLabourGeneral Farm