The Shemwell Family

Mary Etta TroutmanAge: 79 years18681948

Mary Etta Troutman
Given names
Mary Etta
Married name
Mary Etta Conover
Birth October 2, 1868 25 31
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 months)

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 -
Birth of a brotherFrank Samuel Troutman
January 26, 1873 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Bruce
December 7, 1875 (Age 7 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 11 years)
MarriageAndrew Jackson “Jack” ConoverView this family
June 28, 1893 (Age 24 years)
Name: Andrew J. Conover Sex: Male Age: 29 Birth Year (Estimated): 1864 Birthplace: Macon Co., Illinois Marital Status: Single Race: Cau white Father's Name: Albert Conover Father's Sex: Male Mother's Name: Adelia Gouge Mother's Sex: Female Spouse's Name: Etta Troutman Spouse's Sex: Female Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1868 Spouse's Birthplace: Bearsdale, Illinois Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Race: cau white Spouse's Father's Name: Samuel Troutman Spouse's Father's Sex: Male Spouse's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Bear Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1893 Marriage Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States Event Type: Marriage Source Details: p 213 ln 8184
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 29 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 -
Death of a paternal grandfatherPeter Troutman
November 12, 1899 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel L Troutman
June 17, 1910 (Age 41 years)
Name: Samuel Troutman Sex: Male Age: 67 Death or Burial Place: Macon, Illinois, United States Death or Burial Place (Original): Boiling Springs Death Date: 17 Jun 1910 Death Place: Macon, Macon, Illinois Birth Date: 1 Mar 1843 Birthplace: , Indiana Marital Status: Married Occupation: Retired Farmer Race: W Ethnicity: American Father's Name: Peter Troutman Father's Sex: Male Father's Birthplace: , Indiana Mother's Name: Mary Bruce Mother's Sex: Female Mother's Birthplace: , Indiana Event Type: Burial
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 -
Death of a motherElizabeth Ann Bear
November 10, 1927 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 60 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 husbandAndrew Jackson “Jack” Conover
January 4, 1948 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 77 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 10, 1948 (Age 79 years)
Mary Conover Obituary
February 11, 1948 (1 day after death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Boiling Springs Cemetery
Last change July 17, 202215:22:00

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
Samuel L Jackson and Elizabeth Ann BearElizabeth Ann Bear
Birth: July 21, 1837Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: November 10, 1927Hickory Point, Macon, Illinois, United States
Marriage: January 10, 1867Macon, Illinois, United States
9 months
elder sister
Ella Troutman
Birth: October 8, 1867 24 30Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: October 18, 1867Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
1 year
Mary Etta Troutman
Birth: October 2, 1868 25 31Bearsdale, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: February 10, 1948Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
4 years
younger brother
Frank Samuel Troutman
Birth: January 26, 1873 29 35Bearsdale, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: September 1, 1958Bearsdale, Macon, Illinois, United States
Family with Andrew Jackson “Jack” Conover - View this family
Andrew Jackson “Jack” Conover
Birth: December 22, 1864Bearsdale, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: January 4, 1948Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
Mary Etta Troutman
Birth: October 2, 1868 25 31Bearsdale, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: February 10, 1948Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Marriage: June 28, 1893Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States

Mary Etta Troutman has 30 first cousins recorded