The Shemwell Family

David FrenchAge: 76 years18511928

Name
David French
Given names
David
Surname
French
Birth September 16, 1851

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a brotherElias French
March 29, 1860 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 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 15 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 17 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 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
MarriageAmelia Priscillia ShamelView this family
December 18, 1879 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Gertrude French
September 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Liley M French
January 10, 1883 (Age 31 years)

Death of a daughterLiley M French
February 15, 1883 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Iva French
April 1884 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nova French
August 13, 1886 (Age 34 years)
Death of a brotherElias French
December 8, 1897 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 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 65 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 66 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 wifeAmelia Priscillia Shamel
January 9, 1924 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel French
March 9, 1926 (Age 74 years)
Burial of a brotherSamuel French
March 10, 1926 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Competition Cemetery
Death February 23, 1928 (Age 76 years)
Cause of death: Myocarditis
Burial
Cemetery: Competition Cemetery
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Amelia Priscillia Shamel
Birth: February 14, 1852 29 28Benton, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 9, 1924Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Marriage: December 18, 1879
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