The Shemwell Family

George Fisher

Name
George Fisher
Given names
George
Surname
Fisher
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869

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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageDaisy ShemwellView this family
September 23, 1894
Birth of a son
#1Frederick Fisher
October 12, 1895
Death of a wifeDaisy Shemwell
September 23, 1896

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#1Carl M Fisher
July 26, 1917
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

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

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/
Birth of a grandson
#2George William Fisher
October 12, 1919
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Birth of a grandson
#3Landon Ray Fisher
September 12, 1931
Birth of a grandson
#4Paul Dean Fisher
September 19, 1934
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a sonFrederick Fisher
December 29, 1972
Address: Memorial Hospital
Burial of a sonFrederick Fisher
December 31, 1972
Cemetery: Taylor's Chapel Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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Marriage: September 23, 1894Stewart, Tennessee, United States
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Source: “The Stewart-Houston Times” Newspaper, a weekly newspaper of Stewart County and Houston County in Tennessee Date of Newspaper: Tuesday, January 9, 1973 Page: A-2 Name: Fred Fisher Age: 78 Born: October 12, 1894 in Stewart County, TN. Died: December 29, 1972 at Memorial Hospital in Montgomery County, TN. Funeral: December 31, 1972 with Milligan Funeral Home in Stewart County, TN. Burial: Taylor's Chapel Cemetery in Stewart County, TN. Parents: George Fisher and Daisy Shemwell Surviving Spouse: Dossie (Rassman) Fisher Surviving Children: Carl Fisher, Ray Fisher, George Fisher, Paul Fisher, Mrs. Lillie Mae Paul Surviving Siblings: Jack Fisher, Mrs. Manie Parker, Mrs. Ruth Parker