The Shemwell Family

Thomas Jefferson PowellAge: 83 years18431927

Thomas Jefferson Powell
Given names
Thomas Jefferson
Birth July 22, 1843

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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 13 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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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 -
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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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 23 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
MarriageMary Elizabeth EdwardsView this family
July 20, 1869 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1George Thomas Powell
1869 (Age 25 years)

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 -
Birth of a daughter
#2Anna Elizabeth Powell
February 22, 1872 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#3Haydon T Powell
1874 (Age 30 years)

Death of a wifeMary Elizabeth Edwards
about 1874 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 34 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJohn H KirkmanAnna Elizabeth PowellView this family
November 25, 1891 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Elvin Kirkman
July 22, 1894 (Age 51 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#2Coy Milbern Kirkman
August 29, 1900 (Age 57 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 -
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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-
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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 daughterAnna Elizabeth Powell
October 24, 1923 (Age 80 years)

Death April 3, 1927 (Age 83 years)

Family with Mary Elizabeth Edwards - View this family
Marriage: July 20, 1869Todd, Kentucky, United States
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