The Shemwell Family

Joseph Hiram Thompson Jr.Age: 80 years18451925

Joseph Hiram Thompson Jr.
Given names
Joseph Hiram
Name suffix
Birth August 20, 1845 35 45
Birth of a sisterHarriett Thompson
before 1847 (Age 16 months)

Death of a motherCynthia Suretha Ratts
1847 (Age 16 months)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 months)
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 -
Death of a sisterLouisa V Thompson
after 1850 (Age 4 years)

Death of a sisterMary H Thompson
after 1850 (Age 4 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Frederick Thompson
after 1850 (Age 4 years)

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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 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 15 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 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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 -
Death of a fatherJoseph Hiram Thompson
July 23, 1872 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherWilliam Lewis Thompson
December 17, 1892 (Age 47 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 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 sisterSarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
February 21, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a sisterSarah Elizabeth “Sally” Thompson
after February 21, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: Shemwell Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 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 71 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 72 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 November 25, 1925 (Age 80 years)

Note: Cornelia Mock?
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elder sister
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
20 months
Joseph Hiram Thompson Jr.
Birth: August 20, 1845 35 45Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 25, 1925
2 years
younger sister

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Cornelia Mock?