The Shemwell Family

Katie Alifair MaxwellAge: 60 years18591920

Katie Alifair Maxwell
Given names
Katie Alifair
Married name
Katie Alifair Johnson
Birth March 1859 22 19
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 13, 1860 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a brotherPinkney Maxwell
about 1861 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a brotherThomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
June 10, 1862 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterFlora Jane Maxwell
January 11, 1865 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 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 -
Birth of a brotherZachariah Maxwell
about 1865 (Age 5 years)
Marriage of a parentHezekiah HarringtonBelfame “Bell” JohnsonView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 8, 1867 (Age 7 years)
Death of a fatherJohn W Maxwell
about 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 half-sisterMary Ann “Mollie” Harrington
December 1868 (Age 9 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 August 12, 1870 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBellzora A Harrington
July 1871 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHezekiah Harrington
about 1875 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterNellie E Harrington
about 1877 (Age 17 years)
MarriageWilliam Thomas “Tom” JohnsonView this family
July 22, 1878 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-brotherElbert Morley Harrington
October 10, 1882 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna McGehee
about 1884 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Martin E Johnson
June 1886 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Flaria M Johnson
February 11, 1891 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Noah Johnson
March 1893 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#4Samuel D Johnson
January 1896 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 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
#5Hettie E Johnson
October 1899 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherBelfame “Bell” Johnson
1900 (Age 40 years)
Census June 15, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#6William L “Elzie” Johnson
after 1900 (Age 40 years)
Death of a daughterFlaria M Johnson
January 19, 1905 (Age 45 years)
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Thomas “Tom” Johnson
after 1910 (Age 50 years)

Death of a daughterHettie E Johnson
after 1910 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterFlora Jane Maxwell
June 20, 1915 (Age 56 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 -
Death 1920 (Age 60 years)
Last change March 22, 201919:19:24

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 20, 1857Conway, Arkansas, United States
19 months
3 years
younger brother
Pinkney Maxwell
Birth: about 1861 24 20Conway, Arkansas, United States
17 months
younger brother
Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
Birth: June 10, 1862 25 22Lewisburg, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 1, 1927Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
younger sister
Flora Jane Maxwell
Birth: January 11, 1865 28 24Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 20, 1915Conway, Arkansas, United States
1 year
younger brother
Zachariah Maxwell
Birth: about 1865 28 24Conway, Arkansas, United States
Mother’s family with Hezekiah Harrington - View this family
Marriage: February 8, 1867Conway, Arkansas, United States
23 months
3 years
Bellzora A Harrington
Birth: July 1871 46 31Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: March 14, 1936Conway, Arkansas, United States
5 years
Hezekiah Harrington
Birth: about 1875 50 34Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Nellie E Harrington
Birth: about 1877 52 36Union, Conway, Arkansas, United States
6 years
Elbert Morley Harrington
Birth: October 10, 1882 57 42Arkansas, United States
Death: September 13, 1961Conway, Arkansas, United States
Family with William Thomas “Tom” Johnson - View this family
Marriage: July 22, 1878Van Buren, Arkansas, United States
8 years
5 years
Flaria M Johnson
Birth: February 11, 1891 31 31Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: January 19, 1905Conway, Arkansas, United States
2 years
John Noah Johnson
Birth: March 1893 33 34Conway, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Samuel D Johnson
Birth: January 1896 36 36Conway, Arkansas, United States
4 years
Hettie E Johnson
Birth: October 1899 40 40McLaren, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Death: after 1910Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
15 months

Katie Alifair Maxwell has 7 first cousins recorded