The Shemwell Family

Kennelly Kevil “Kenny” ChristianAge: 73 years18591932

Kennelly Kevil “Kenny” Christian
Given names
Kennelly Kevil
Birth April 8, 1859 24 21
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 7, 1860 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a sisterSally Lue Christian
March 25, 1861 (Age 23 months)
Death of a sisterSally Lue Christian
October 26, 1861 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherSamuel Wiley Christian
August 1862 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterCora Lee Christian
1864 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 months)

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 brotherPenick P Christian
February 1867 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterLillie Floyd Christian
July 18, 1869 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 October 8, 1870 (Age 11 years)
Death of a sisterLillie Floyd Christian
February 4, 1871 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherNicholas Christian
March 15, 1872 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterMinnie Bett Christian
January 13, 1874 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterHassie John Christian
May 15, 1877 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah “Sally” Shemwell
October 1877 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Died of Dropsy
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterMinnie Bett Christian
July 20, 1879 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Samuel Christian
January 25, 1880 (Age 20 years)
Census June 13, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 -
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Joetta J Christian
February 15, 1908 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a son
#2Otto Kadola Christian
about 1910 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Leto B Christian
July 6, 1911 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sonOtto Kadola Christian
July 5, 1913 (Age 54 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Ann Floyd
October 14, 1914 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Louise Christian
December 26, 1916 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 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 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 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 -
Birth of a son
#5William Floyd Christian
March 19, 1919 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Floyd Christian
August 6, 1920 (Age 61 years)
Cause: Acute gastritis
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death April 19, 1932 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change August 5, 201915:36:59

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: September 10, 1857Todd, Kentucky, United States
19 months
2 years
younger sister
Sally Lue Christian
Birth: March 25, 1861 26 23Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 26, 1861Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger brother
Samuel Wiley Christian
Birth: August 1862 28 24Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 15, 1940Todd, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Cora Lee Christian
Birth: 1864 29 26Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 14, 1935Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Lillie Floyd Christian
Birth: July 18, 1869 35 31Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 4, 1871Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger sister
Minnie Bett Christian
Birth: January 13, 1874 39 36Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 20, 1879Todd, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
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Joetta J Christian
Birth: February 15, 1908 48 27Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 26, 1992Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States
3 years
Otto Kadola Christian
Birth: about 1910 50 29Kentucky, United States
Death: July 5, 1913Christian, Kentucky, United States
18 months
Leto B Christian
Birth: July 6, 1911 52 31Kentucky, United States
Death: June 26, 1978Charlestown, Clark, Indiana, United States
Louise Christian
Birth: December 26, 1916 57 36Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 2004Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States
2 years
William Floyd Christian
Birth: March 19, 1919 59 39Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 6, 1920Todd, Kentucky, United States

Kennelly Kevil “Kenny” Christian has 14 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Samuel Christian - Household

Elkton, Todd, Kentucky

J S Christianhead26MWFarmerKY
E A Christianwife23FWKY
K K Christianson1MWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Samuel Christian - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

Christian, John Shead36MWFarmerKY
Christian, Elizabeth Awife33FWKeeping HouseKY
Christian, Kinnyson11MWFarm LaborerKY
Christian, Samuel Wson8MWKY
Christian, Cora Ldaughter6FWKY
Christian, Penick Pson3MWKY
Christian, Lillie Fdaughter1FWKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elizabeth Ann Floyd - Household

Sharon, Todd, Kentucky

Christian, Elizabeth AWF43headWdKeeping HouseKY
Christian, Kenney KWM21sonSFarmerKYKYKY
Christian, Samuel WWM18sonSLaborerKYKYKY
Christian, Cora LWF16daughterSAt HomeKYKYKY
Christian, Penick PWM14sonSLaborerKYKYKY
Christian, HassieWF3daughterSKYKYKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Kennelly Kevil “Kenny” Christian - Household

Sharon Grove, Todd, Kentucky

Christian, Kennie KheadWMApr185941SKYKYKYFarmer
Christian, Elizabeth AmotherWFAug183762Wd85KYVANC
Christian, Hassie Jyounger sisterWFMay187723MKYKYKY