The Shemwell Family

Mary Elizabeth SkaggsAge: 82 years18661948

Name
Mary Elizabeth Skaggs
Given names
Mary Elizabeth
Surname
Skaggs
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Hill
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Birth February 3, 1866
Note: or Carolina
MarriageBen HillView this family
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MarriageJohn SmithView this family
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Birth of a son
#1John Hill

Birth of a son
#2Robert Hill

Birth of a daughter
#3Nellie Smith

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 months)
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 10 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#4Jenny Smith
November 11, 1886 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5Grace Smith
January 14, 1893 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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
Marriage of a childButler AllenJenny SmithView this family
January 25, 1901 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Clarence Edward Allen
November 10, 1902 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Charles H Allen
September 2, 1904 (Age 38 years)

Marriage of a childHarry Edgar CoddingtonNellie SmithView this family
December 12, 1906 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Bertha Elizabeth Coddington
February 6, 1908 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Francis O Allen
January 14, 1910 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas E Welch Jr.
November 5, 1911 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Richard Welch
December 21, 1916 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a grandsonCharles H Allen
June 27, 1917 (Age 51 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 50 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 51 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 daughterJenny Smith
February 13, 1920 (Age 54 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 63 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
Death of a husbandBen Hill
September 9, 1943 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 75 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
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 79 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 March 13, 1948 (Age 82 years)
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Birth
or Carolina