The Shemwell Family

Frederick Richard MayAge: 82 years18651948

Frederick Richard May
Given names
Frederick Richard
Birth December 31, 1865
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 12 months)
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 12 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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 -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageAlice Lee GibsonView this family
January 30, 1896 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Roberta Lee May
January 18, 1897 (Age 31 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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 son
#2Raymond Gibson May
August 17, 1902 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Elizabeth Jane “Betty” May
June 22, 1904 (Age 38 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 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 51 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 52 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 63 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 75 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 -
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 80 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 July 31, 1948 (Age 82 years)
Last change April 21, 202200:59:50

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Alice Lee Gibson - View this family
Alice Lee Gibson
Birth: November 17, 1870 26 38Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 28, 1964Los Angeles, California, United States
Marriage: January 30, 1896Cripple Creek, Fremont, Colorado, United States
1 year
Roberta Lee May
Birth: January 18, 1897 31 26Rockwood, Roane, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 5, 1978Los Angeles, California, United States
6 years
Raymond Gibson May
Birth: August 17, 1902 36 31Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, United States
Death: June 29, 1987Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States
22 months
Elizabeth Jane “Betty” May
Birth: June 22, 1904 38 33Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, United States
Death: November 13, 1949Los Angeles, California, United States

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