The Shemwell Family

Laura Alice ReedAge: 81 years18691950

Laura Alice Reed
Given names
Laura Alice
Married name
Laura Alice Parham
Married name
Laura Alice Acuff
Birth January 24, 1869
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 8 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1James Emmett Acuff
December 7, 1887 (Age 18 years)
MarriageThomas Sherman “Tom” ParhamView this family
July 31, 1892 (Age 23 years)
MarriageEmmett R AcuffView this family
July 31, 1892 (Age 23 years)
Death of a husbandEmmett R Acuff
1892 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#2Daily Frank Parham
July 20, 1893 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Icie Violet Parham
April 27, 1895 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 29 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 son
#4John F Parham
January 1899 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5William Rainey Parham
January 29, 1899 (Age 30 years)
Census June 9, 1900 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6Ray Thomas Parham
June 19, 1902 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7Garland Lee Parham
February 22, 1905 (Age 36 years)
Census May 1, 1910 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childJames Crockett WilsonIcie Violet ParhamView this family
September 13, 1914 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 46 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Marriage of a childDaily Frank ParhamMargaret Anna SwaffordView this family
August 28, 1918 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 47 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 48 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 daughterIcie Violet Parham
February 5, 1925 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 60 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a husbandThomas Sherman “Tom” Parham
May 2, 1944 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 72 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 -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 80 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 76 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. -
Death December 24, 1950 (Age 81 years)
Last change May 22, 202215:03:10

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Thomas Sherman “Tom” Parham - View this family
Marriage: July 31, 1892Rhea, Tennessee, United States
1 year
Daily Frank Parham
Birth: July 20, 1893 30 24Tennessee, United States
Death: April 11, 1978Tennessee, United States
21 months
Icie Violet Parham
Birth: April 27, 1895 32 26Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 5, 1925Cowan, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
4 years
4 years
Ray Thomas Parham
Birth: June 19, 1902 39 33Tennessee, United States
Death: March 31, 1977Madison, Tennessee, United States
-3 years
William Rainey Parham
Birth: January 29, 1899 35 30Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 3, 1953Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
6 years
Garland Lee Parham
Birth: February 22, 1905 42 36Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 12, 1961Cowan, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Family with Emmett R Acuff - View this family
Marriage: July 31, 1892Rhea, Tennessee, United States
-5 years
James Emmett Acuff
Birth: December 7, 1887 20 18Tennessee, United States
Death: July 12, 1953Mountain Home, Washington, Tennessee, United States

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