The Shemwell Family

George Penich EdwardsAge: 80 years18671947

George Penich Edwards
Given names
George Penich
Birth September 16, 1867 22 21

Historical Event
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterAddie B Edwards
November 3, 1869 (Age 2 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 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 brotherAndrew T Edwards
May 23, 1872 (Age 4 years)

Death of a brotherAndrew T Edwards
July 24, 1872 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterMattie Lena Edwards
August 15, 1877 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a paternal grandfatherAndrew Jackson Edwards
September 28, 1885 (Age 18 years)

MarriageNannie A HeltsleyView this family
December 29, 1892 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1Herbert Emery Edwards
December 29, 1893 (Age 26 years)

Death of a motherGaby A Lee
July 15, 1894 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Nora Edwards
September 27, 1897 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Jennie Edwards
September 7, 1902 (Age 34 years)

Death of a sisterMattie Lena Edwards
1903 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#4Leo Edwards
April 11, 1911 (Age 43 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 sonHerbert Emery Edwards
June 3, 1919 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
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 fatherHowell B Edwards
July 10, 1933 (Age 65 years)

Historical Event
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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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 78 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 October 1, 1947 (Age 80 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 10, 1866Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
11 months
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
Family with Nannie A Heltsley - View this family
Nannie A Heltsley
Birth: September 9, 1870Clifty, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 7, 1960Kirkmansville, Todd, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: December 29, 1892Todd, Kentucky, United States
1 year
Herbert Emery Edwards
Birth: December 29, 1893 26 23
Death: June 3, 1919Todd, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Nora Edwards
Birth: September 27, 1897 30 27
Death: August 21, 1967Kirkmansville, Todd, Kentucky, United States
5 years
9 years
Leo Edwards
Birth: April 11, 1911 43 40
Death: September 2, 1985Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

George Penich Edwards has 18 first cousins recorded