The Shemwell Family

Serena Green KerleyAge: 86 years18401926

Serena Green Kerley
Given names
Serena Green
Married name
Serena Green Keelin
Birth 1840

MarriageAlexander KeelinView this family

Birth of a son
#1J Charles Keelin

Birth of a daughter
#2Lou Keelin

Birth of a daughter
#3Ida Keelin

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 6 years)
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 -
Birth of a son
#4Frankie Clar Keelin
September 20, 1857 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 17 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 21 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 27 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 27 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 29 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 38 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sonFrankie Clar Keelin
September 19, 1879 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childJ Charles KeelinSallie MarvelView this family
December 16, 1883 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childCharles B JamesLou KeelinView this family
July 13, 1884 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childP S McKenzieLou KeelinView this family
November 15, 1887 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childAbraham EisimingerIda KeelinView this family
February 4, 1891 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 58 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 husbandAlexander Keelin
1902 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 76 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 77 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 78 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 1926 (Age 86 years)

Family with Alexander Keelin - View this family
Frankie Clar Keelin
Birth: September 20, 1857 26 17Franklin, Illinois, United States
Death: September 19, 1879Franklin, Illinois, United States

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