The Shemwell Family

Louisa Sue LeeAge: 74 years18631938

Name
Louisa Sue Lee
Given names
Louisa Sue
Surname
Lee
Birth November 24, 1863 24
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a sisterRose E Lee
1866 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 3 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 3 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Marriage of a parentCharles Penic LeeVirginia A MartinView this family
October 8, 1868 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a half-brotherCharles P Lee
November 18, 1869 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 5 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 15, 1870 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a half-brotherAlfred Tinsley Lee
September 12, 1871 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Wesley Lee
October 2, 1873 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a half-brotherBenjamin Martin Lee
August 17, 1875 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMaggie Lee
May 17, 1878 (Age 14 years)
Death of a half-sisterMaggie Lee
June 20, 1878 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 14 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a half-brotherVirgil Elvin Lee
February 26, 1880 (Age 16 years)
Census June 2, 1880 (Age 16 years)
Death of a half-brotherCharles P Lee
June 18, 1897 (Age 33 years)
Cause: Shot in back; operation not successful
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 34 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 52 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 53 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 54 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 65 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
Death of a half-brotherJohn Wesley Lee
April 10, 1932 (Age 68 years)
Death of a half-brotherVirgil Elvin Lee
August 11, 1933 (Age 69 years)
Cause: TB
Death May 27, 1938 (Age 74 years)
Last change May 31, 202114:24:18

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 26, 1860Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
23 months
herself
Louisa Sue Lee
Birth: November 24, 1863 24Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 27, 1938Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Virginia A Martin - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: October 8, 1868Todd, Kentucky, United States
13 months
half-brother
Charles P Lee
Birth: November 18, 1869 30 30Kentucky, United States
Death: June 18, 1897Todd, Kentucky, United States
22 months
half-brother
Alfred Tinsley Lee
Birth: September 12, 1871 32 32Kentucky, United States
Death: June 17, 1959Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
half-brother
John Wesley Lee
Birth: October 2, 1873 34 34
Death: April 10, 1932Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
22 months
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
Maggie Lee
Birth: May 17, 1878 39 39Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 20, 1878Logan, Kentucky, United States
21 months
half-brother
Virgil Elvin Lee
Birth: February 26, 1880 40 41Kentucky, United States
Death: August 11, 1933Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Louisa Sue Lee has 27 first cousins recorded