The Shemwell Family

Cordelia Ellen SmithAge: 89 years18671956

Name
Cordelia Ellen Smith
Given names
Cordelia Ellen
Surname
Smith
Married name
Cordelia Ellen Trivett
Birth April 21, 1867 33 26
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 (Age 20 months)

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
Birth of a brotherMastin E Smith
April 16, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 2 years)
Death of a brotherMastin E Smith
September 17, 1871 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherSion Sherrill Smith
July 19, 1872 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Nelson Smith
April 15, 1873 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherAlbert Lee Smith
March 29, 1877 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a sisterLouisa Elizabeth Smith
before 1880 (Age 12 years)
Marriage of a parentDavid Isaac GreeneSarah Jane WatsonView this family
about 1880 (Age 12 years)

Death of a motherSarah Jane Watson
March 1, 1897 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 half-brotherAlbert Lee Smith
October 25, 1898 (Age 31 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam E Smith
November 12, 1913 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 50 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 62 years)

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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 74 years)

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
Death of a brotherSion Sherrill Smith
January 4, 1949 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 82 years)
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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 78 years)
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
Death August 30, 1956 (Age 89 years)
Last change May 9, 202023:59:18

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1856
16 months
elder brother
William E Smith
Birth: May 9, 1857 23 16North Carolina, United States
Death: November 12, 1913Watauga, North Carolina, United States
3 years
elder sister
Louisa Elizabeth Smith
Birth: about 1859 25 18North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1880Watauga, North Carolina, United States
8 years
herself
Cordelia Ellen Smith
Birth: April 21, 1867 33 26Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 30, 1956West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger brother
Mastin E Smith
Birth: April 16, 1870 36 29Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 17, 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger brother
Sion Sherrill Smith
Birth: July 19, 1872 39 32Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 4, 1949Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina, United States
Mother’s family with David Isaac Greene - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: about 1880
Mother’s family with an unknown individual - View this family
mother
half-brother
Albert Lee Smith
Birth: March 29, 1877 36Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 25, 1898Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States

Cordelia Ellen Smith has 26 first cousins recorded