The Shemwell Family

John Arthur BlakelyAge: 94 years18651960

John Arthur Blakely
Given names
John Arthur
Birth June 24, 1865
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 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 18 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 -
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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 -
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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 -
MarriageRosena C MartinView this family
October 6, 1924 (Age 59 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 64 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 76 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 -
Death of a wifeRosena C Martin
November 26, 1945 (Age 80 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 84 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
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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 February 19, 1960 (Age 94 years)
Last change April 21, 202204:10:25

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Rosena C Martin - View this family
John Arthur Blakely
Birth: June 24, 1865England
Death: February 19, 1960San Diego, California, United States
Marriage: October 6, 1924Orange, California, United States
General Price Frost + Rosena C Martin - View this family
wife’s husband
General Price Frost
Birth: June 19, 1864 28 20Benton, Arkansas, United States
Death: August 16, 1917Blanchard, McClain, Oklahoma, United States
Marriage: July 4, 1890Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States
3 years
Cora Elizabeth Frost
Birth: January 29, 1893 28 31Canyon, Idaho, United States
Death: March 4, 1986Arcadia, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sidwell + Rosena C Martin - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: before 1880
James J Pennington + Rosena C Martin - View this family
wife’s husband
James J Pennington
Birth: August 12, 1861Miller, Missouri, United States
Death: May 16, 1916Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States
Marriage: April 23, 1882Miller, Missouri, United States
11 months
Hesetline “Tinney” Pennington
Birth: April 1, 1883 21 22Miller, Missouri, United States
Death: November 27, 1905Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States
Thomas McEwen + Rosena C Martin - View this family
wife’s husband
Thomas McEwen
Birth: May 10, 1853Scotland
Death: September 1903Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Marriage: September 5, 1889Baker, Oregon, United States

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