The Shemwell Family

Ephraim Lincoln WidickAge: 42 years18441886

Ephraim Lincoln Widick
Given names
Ephraim Lincoln
Birth December 2, 1844
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 12 months)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
MarriagePhoebe L “Tebe” TroutmanView this family
March 3, 1864 (Age 19 years)
Name: Ephraim Widick Sex: Male Spouse's Name: Pheby Troutman Spouse's Sex: Female Marriage Date: 03 Mar 1864 Marriage Place: Macon, Illinois, United States Event Type: Marriage
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Vilette M Widick
1865 (Age 20 years)
Death of a daughterVilette M Widick
October 8, 1865 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ida B Widick
about 1867 (Age 22 years)
Note: Birth info based on 1880 Census
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 22 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 22 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 24 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 -
Census June 21, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 33 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childJames GreerIda B WidickView this family
October 2, 1886 (Age 41 years)
Name: James Greer Sex: Male Father's Name: Moses Greer Father's Sex: Male Mother's Name: Rebecca Atwood Mother's Sex: Female Spouse's Name: Ida Widick Spouse's Sex: Female Spouse's Father's Name: Lincoln Widick Spouse's Father's Sex: Male Spouse's Mother's Name: Tebe Trotman Marriage Date: 2 Oct 1886 Marriage Place: Lane, DeWitt, Illinois, United States Marriage Place (Original): Lanes, de Witt Co, Illinois, United States Event Type: Marriage
Death December 25, 1886 (Age 42 years)
Name: Ephraim Widick Sex: Male Age: 41 Death or Burial Date: 26 Dec 1886 Death or Burial Place: Macon, Illinois, United States Death or Burial Place (Original): Decatur Township Death Date: 25 Dec 1886 Death Place: Decatur Twp., Macon, Illinois Birth Year (Estimated): 1845 Birthplace: Macon Co, Ill Marital Status: Widowed Occupation: Farmer Race: White Ethnicity: American Event Type: Burial Cemetery: Wykles Funeral Home: X
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Sharon Cemetery
Last change July 18, 202222:29:09

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with Phoebe L “Tebe” Troutman - View this family
Ephraim Lincoln Widick
Birth: December 2, 1844Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: December 25, 1886Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Marriage: March 3, 1864Macon, Illinois, United States
22 months
Vilette M Widick
Birth: 1865 20 17Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: October 8, 1865Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
3 years
Jeremiah Miller + Phoebe L “Tebe” Troutman - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: March 1, 1888Macon, Illinois, United States

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