The Shemwell Family

Sarah Elizabeth LaswellAge: 60 years18401900

Sarah Elizabeth Laswell
Given names
Sarah Elizabeth
Married name
Sarah Elizabeth Keelin
Birth October 12, 1840
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 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 -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 16 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
MarriageGeorge William KeelinView this family
March 29, 1860 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1Jesse Keelin
February 1, 1861 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sonJesse Keelin
February 1, 1861 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas Fanklin Keelin
March 11, 1862 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3Willis Edgar Keelin
March 11, 1865 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 20 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 26 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 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#4Lauretta Jane Keelin
March 24, 1868 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 -
Birth of a son
#5Hugh Francis Keelin
February 28, 1871 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#6Robert Taylor Keelin
January 5, 1874 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7Marcus Fayette Keelin
October 22, 1876 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sonMarcus Fayette Keelin
November 12, 1876 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJohn S JenkinsLauretta Jane KeelinView this family
October 11, 1885 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Minnie Ethel Jenkins
September 2, 1886 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2John S Jenkins Jr.
1888 (Age 47 years)

Death of a grandsonJohn S Jenkins Jr.
December 7, 1888 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#3Bessie Elizabeth Jenkins
March 15, 1889 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childMarion RayLauretta Jane KeelinView this family
September 19, 1894 (Age 53 years)
Death of a daughterLauretta Jane Keelin
June 26, 1895 (Age 54 years)

Marriage of a childRobert Taylor KeelinSarah HaleView this family
March 17, 1898 (Age 57 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 57 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 December 26, 1900 (Age 60 years)
Family with George William Keelin - View this family
Marriage: March 29, 1860
10 months
Jesse Keelin
Birth: February 1, 1861 23 20Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States
Death: February 1, 1861Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States
13 months
3 years
Willis Edgar Keelin
Birth: March 11, 1865 27 24Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States
3 years
3 years
Hugh Francis Keelin
Birth: February 28, 1871 33 30Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States
Death: July 30, 1921Datto, Clay, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Robert Taylor Keelin
Birth: January 5, 1874 36 33Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States
Death: August 20, 1958Datto, Clay, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Marcus Fayette Keelin
Birth: October 22, 1876 39 36Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States
Death: November 12, 1876Galaita, Saline, Illinois, United States

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