The Shemwell Family

James Lafayette ParhamAge: 85 years18441929

James Lafayette Parham
Given names
James Lafayette
Birth about 1844 23 28
MarriageEvelyn MillerView this family

Birth of a sisterMartha G Parham
March 7, 1845 (Age 14 months)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohnson Parham
May 5, 1846 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Johnson Parham
October 24, 1847 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 2 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 sisterCarrie Emmaline Parham
March 6, 1849 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Parham Jr.
1852 (Age 8 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Parham Jr.
after 1853 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherJesse Franklin Parham
1855 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 13 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a wifeEvelyn Miller
after 1861 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a brotherThomas Parham
1863 (Age 19 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Parham
January 20, 1865 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 17 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 23 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 23 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 25 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 34 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a paternal grandmotherDrucilla Selby
June 7, 1884 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sisterMartha G Parham
January 9, 1885 (Age 41 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Jane Parham
October 29, 1893 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 54 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 motherElizabeth Brown
July 29, 1913 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 72 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 73 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 74 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 brotherWilliam Johnson Parham
June 7, 1919 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherJesse Franklin Parham
1929 (on the date of death)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 85 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death 1929 (Age 85 years)
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
3 years
James Lafayette Parham
Birth: about 1844 23 28Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1929Missouri, United States
14 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
16 months
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
John Parham Jr.
Birth: 1852 31 36
Death: after 1853Washington, United States
4 years
younger brother
9 years
younger brother
Family with Evelyn Miller - View this family
James Lafayette Parham
Birth: about 1844 23 28Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1929Missouri, United States

James Lafayette Parham has 55 first cousins recorded

Father's family (55)

Parents William J Rector + Elizabeth Parham
2James A Rector18411842
3Martha A Rector18431844
4Mary C Rector18461847
5Isaac E Rector18481849
6Drucilla Rector18511852
7Simeon Rector18591860
8Tennesy Rector18611862
9Eliza Rowen Rector18631864
Parents Willaim Taylor Orme + Martha Ann Parham
2James Isaac Orme18511875
3Mary Tennesse Orme18531895
4Nicholas S Orme18561886
5Thomas Allen Orme18581948
Parents William Parham + Sarah Brown
1Johnson Parham18511936
2Elizabeth T Parham18531926
3Martha J Parham18541868
4Jessie Parham18551929
5Mary E Parham18571858
7Sarah Jane Parham18601940
8Lucy A Parham18621911
10William A Parham18651874
11Alice Parham18681868
12Lafayette Parham18681868
13James Emmett Parham18691944
Parents Isaac Parham + Stacy Emma Taylor
1Mary E Parham18541868
2Martha J Parham18571858
3Stacy Parham18601878
4Melinda Parham18661884
5Sarah E Parham18681886
Parents James Washington Parham + Martha Elizabeth Stephens
3James Edwin Parham18611894
4Nancy Beaty Parham18641865
Parents Allen Parham + Mary Elizabeth Jones
2Mary Parham1865
Parents Allen Parham + Nancy Ashley
1Allen Parham Jr.18731904
2Mattie Parham18741888
3James Parham1860
Parents William Andrew Dial + Mary Parham
1James A Dial18531854
3Mary Frances Dial18601918
4Alice Dial18661898
5Ida Dial18681897
7Ballard Dial18861893
8Ella Dial1857
9Louisa Dial1857
11Walter Dial1858
12William Dial1858

Mother's family (0)