The Shemwell Family

Thomas William BennettAge: 70 years18491919

Name
Thomas William Bennett
Given names
Thomas William
Surname
Bennett
Birth February 18, 1849 26 22
Census September 17, 1850 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a brotherCalvin Howard Bennett
June 14, 1851 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Walter Bennett
March 14, 1853 (Age 4 years)
Note: Original birth information from Wrld Fam Tree v.3 Ed.1
Birth of a brotherKelly Dean Bennett
April 6, 1856 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWesley Bennett
about 1858 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherFranklin Evan Bennett
November 28, 1858 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a motherElizabeth Parham
March 1, 1860 (Age 11 years)
Census August 4, 1860 (Age 11 years)
Death of a fatherOwen Evans Bennett
March 29, 1865 (Age 16 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 17 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 17 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 19 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
Death of a maternal grandfatherAllen B Parham
March 17, 1871 (Age 22 years)
MarriageCatherine GentryView this family
May 9, 1874 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 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
Death of a sisterMariah Melvina Bennett
March 16, 1900 (Age 51 years)
Note: Wrld Fam Tree v.3 Ed.1
Death of a wifeCatherine Gentry
after 1910 (Age 60 years)

Note: Original information from Wrld Fam Tree v.3 Ed.1
Death of a brotherCalvin Howard Bennett
September 23, 1911 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherJames Riley Bennett
April 6, 1913 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 66 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 67 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 68 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/
Death September 22, 1919 (Age 70 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 10, 1844Indiana, United States
15 months
elder brother
9 months
elder sister
Mariah Melvina Bennett
Birth: February 26, 1846 23 19Worthington, Greene, Indiana, United States
Death: March 16, 1900Worthington, Greene, Indiana, United States
3 years
himself
Thomas William Bennett
Birth: February 18, 1849 26 22Greene, Indiana, United States
Death: September 22, 1919Worthington, Greene, Indiana, United States
2 years
younger brother
Calvin Howard Bennett
Birth: June 14, 1851 28 24Worthington, Greene, Indiana, United States
Death: September 23, 1911Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States
21 months
younger brother
John Walter Bennett
Birth: March 14, 1853 30 26Greene, Indiana, United States
Death: April 12, 1928Indiana, United States
6 years
younger brother
Wesley Bennett
Birth: about 1858 35 30Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death:
-21 months
younger brother
Kelly Dean Bennett
Birth: April 6, 1856 33 29Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: January 1934El Paso, Colorado, United States
3 years
younger brother
Franklin Evan Bennett
Birth: November 28, 1858 36 31Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: August 1, 1935Beach, Greene, Indiana, United States
Family with Catherine Gentry - View this family
himself
Thomas William Bennett
Birth: February 18, 1849 26 22Greene, Indiana, United States
Death: September 22, 1919Worthington, Greene, Indiana, United States
wife
Marriage: May 9, 1874Greene, Indiana, United States

Thomas William Bennett has 23 first cousins recorded