The Shemwell Family

Ida B Widick1867

Ida B Widick
Given names
Ida B
Married name
Ida B Greer
Birth about 1867 22 19
Note: Birth info based on 1880 Census
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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
1869 (Age 2 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 -
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Bruce
December 7, 1875 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 13 years)
MarriageJames GreerView this family
October 2, 1886 (Age 19 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 of a fatherEphraim Lincoln Widick
December 25, 1886 (Age 19 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
Marriage of a parentJeremiah MillerPhoebe L “Tebe” TroutmanView this family
March 1, 1888 (Age 21 years)
Name: Jeremiah Miller Sex: Male Age: 39 Birth Year (Estimated): 1849 Birthplace: Franklin Co., Penn Marital Status: Unknown Race: White Ethnicity: American Father's Name: John F. Miller Father's Sex: Male Mother's Name: Catharine Hanks Mother's Sex: Female Spouse's Name: Phoebe Troutman Widick Spouse's Sex: Female Spouse's Age: 37 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1851 Spouse's Birthplace: Indiana Spouse's Marital Status: Unknown Spouse's Race: White Spouse's Ethnicity: American Spouse's Father's Name: Peter Troutman Spouse's Father's Sex: Male Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Bruce Marriage Date: 1 Mar 1888 Marriage Place: Macon, Illinois, United States Marriage Place (Original): Macon Co., Illinois, United States Event Type: Marriage Source Details: p 41 cn 5967
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 maternal grandfatherPeter Troutman
November 12, 1899 (Age 32 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 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 50 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 51 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 husbandJames Greer
July 2, 1921 (Age 54 years)
Name: James Greer Sex: Male Death Date: 1921 Death Place: Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States Death Place (Original): Liberty, Casey, Kentucky Father's Name: Mose Greer Mother's Name: Rebeca Atwood Spouse's Name: , [1921] Event Type: Death
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 62 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherPhoebe L “Tebe” Troutman
August 9, 1931 (Age 64 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 74 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 83 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 79 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. -

Last change July 18, 202217:53:30

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - 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
elder sister
Vilette M Widick
Birth: 1865 20 17Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Death: October 8, 1865Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
3 years
Mother’s family with Jeremiah Miller - View this family
Marriage: March 1, 1888Macon, Illinois, United States
Family with James Greer - View this family
James Greer
Birth: March 22, 1843Kentucky, United States
Death: July 2, 1921Casey, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: October 2, 1886Lane, DeWitt, Illinois, United States

Ida B Widick has 31 first cousins recorded