The Shemwell Family

John Preston ReedAge: 87 years18621949

Name
John Preston Reed
Given names
John Preston
Surname
Reed
Birth January 26, 1862 40 37
MarriageMary View this family
unknown

Death of a fatherHiram L Reed
September 18, 1863 (Age 19 months)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam M Bennett
January 25, 1865 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a maternal grandfatherAllen Parham
March 17, 1871 (Age 9 years)
Death of a half-brotherOwen Evans Bennett
February 25, 1872 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a half-brotherGeorge Washington Bennett
April 23, 1881 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a sisterRebecca Elinore Reed
July 19, 1905 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a motherHenrietta “Rita” Parham
September 6, 1924 (Age 62 years)
Cause: Heart
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 79 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a half-sisterMary Elizabeth Bennett
before 1949 (Age 86 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 83 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death April 12, 1949 (Age 87 years)
Cause of death: Peritonitis
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 21, 1853Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
11 months
elder sister
Rebecca Elinore Reed
Birth: November 11, 1854 33 29
Death: July 19, 1905Jackson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States
16 months
elder sister
Elizabeth Ann Reed
Birth: March 6, 1856 34 31Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: August 31, 1858Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
2 years
elder brother
James Andrew Reed
Birth: February 20, 1858 36 33Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: January 22, 1859Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
23 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
John Preston Reed
Birth: January 26, 1862 40 37Indiana, United States
Death: April 12, 1949Hobbieville, Greene, Indiana, United States
Mother’s family with William Harlan Bennett - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: January 30, 1843Monroe, Indiana, United States
9 months
half-sister
1 year
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
Owen Evans Bennett
Birth: November 3, 1846 25 21Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: February 25, 1872Liberty, Warren, Indiana, United States
3 years
half-brother
William M Bennett
Birth: August 28, 1849 28 24Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States
Death: January 25, 1865Perry Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States
Family with Mary - View this family
himself
John Preston Reed
Birth: January 26, 1862 40 37Indiana, United States
Death: April 12, 1949Hobbieville, Greene, Indiana, United States
wife
Mary
Birth: April 29, 1860
Death: January 22, 1951Hobbieville, Greene, Indiana, United States
Marriage:

John Preston Reed has 23 first cousins recorded