The Shemwell Family

William Riley

William Riley
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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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed

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

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageNannie Biggs HillView this family
September 8, 1889
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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

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

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic

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

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

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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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953
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 -
Death of a wifeNannie Biggs Hill
September 19, 1961
Burial of a wifeNannie Biggs Hill
September 21, 1961
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975
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. -

Last change April 21, 202223:56:58

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Nannie Biggs Hill - View this family
Marriage: September 8, 1889Johnson, Texas, United States
August Snow Frost + Nannie Biggs Hill - View this family
wife’s husband
August Snow Frost
Birth: August 10, 1878 39 38Granby City, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: December 2, 1917Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States
Marriage: about 1903
Walter L Bennett + Nannie Biggs Hill - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: June 14, 1896Johnson, Texas, United States
Marcus Eugene C Gray + Nannie Biggs Hill - View this family
wife’s husband
Marcus Eugene C Gray
Birth: July 19, 1874Texas, United States
Death: March 15, 1953Glen Rose, Somervell, Texas, United States
Marriage: April 28, 1928Washita, Oklahoma, United States

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