The Shemwell Family

Margaret BrownAge: 81 years18401922

Margaret Brown
Given names
Married name
Margaret Knight
Birth September 22, 1840
MarriageGeorge Wade KnightView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 years)
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 16 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 20 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 26 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 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a son
#1William Benjamin Knight
October 20, 1871 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a husbandGeorge Wade Knight
September 17, 1893 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Benjamin KnightMary Francis “Mollie” McMillanView this family
September 3, 1896 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lola Knight
March 12, 1897 (Age 56 years)
Associate: Lora Knight
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Lora Knight
March 12, 1897 (Age 56 years)
Associate: Lola Knight
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 57 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
#3George Francis “Bear” Knight
August 11, 1899 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Margaret Evelyn Knight
March 29, 1903 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Garner Benjamin Knight
May 10, 1910 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 75 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 76 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 77 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 February 27, 1922 (Age 81 years)
Family with George Wade Knight - View this family
George Wade Knight
Birth: February 2, 1839Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 17, 1893Houston, Tennessee, United States
Margaret Brown
Birth: September 22, 1840Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 27, 1922Dickson, Tennessee, United States

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