The Shemwell Family

Laura Lorain FooteAge: 77 years18321909

Laura Lorain Foote
Given names
Laura Lorain
Married name
Laura Lorain Lybarger
Birth June 10, 1832
MarriageSimon LybargerView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Martin Van Buren Lybarger
July 29, 1851 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Matilda Jane Lybarger
May 19, 1857 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 28 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 34 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 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 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 -
Marriage of a childJames W VermillionMatilda Jane LybargerView this family
December 7, 1873 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Henry Vermillion
November 7, 1876 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Laura Maud Vermillion
February 2, 1878 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#3Frank Vermillion
about 1880 (Age 47 years)
Death of a husbandSimon Lybarger
July 3, 1896 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 65 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 childAugustus Arthur BurgerMatilda Jane LybargerView this family
October 22, 1906 (Age 74 years)
Death July 18, 1909 (Age 77 years)
Last change October 28, 202012:58:11

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Simon Lybarger - View this family
Martin Van Buren Lybarger
Birth: July 29, 1851 30 19Indiana, United States
Death: October 10, 1934Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
6 years

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