The Shemwell Family

Sion Sherrill SmithAge: 76 years18721949

Sion Sherrill Smith
Given names
Sion Sherrill
Birth July 19, 1872 39 32
Death of a fatherJohn Nelson Smith
April 15, 1873 (Age 8 months)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a half-brotherAlbert Lee Smith
March 29, 1877 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterLouisa Elizabeth Smith
before 1880 (Age 7 years)
Marriage of a parentDavid Isaac GreeneSarah Jane WatsonView this family
about 1880 (Age 7 years)

Death of a motherSarah Jane Watson
March 1, 1897 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 25 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 half-brotherAlbert Lee Smith
October 25, 1898 (Age 26 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam E Smith
November 12, 1913 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 43 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 44 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 45 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 57 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 69 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 73 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. -
Death January 4, 1949 (Age 76 years)
Last change May 10, 202000:00:23

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder sister
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
elder brother
Mastin E Smith
Birth: April 16, 1870 36 29Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 17, 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
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
Marriage: about 1880
Mother’s family with an unknown individual - View this family
Albert Lee Smith
Birth: March 29, 1877 36Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 25, 1898Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States

Sion Sherrill Smith has 26 first cousins recorded