The Shemwell Family

Mary D FieldsAge: 88 years18561944

Mary D Fields
Given names
Mary D
Married name
Mary D Taylor
Birth October 13, 1856 34 19
MarriageWilliam M TaylorView this family

Birth of a sisterNancy S Fields
September 1, 1857 (Age 10 months)
Birth of a sisterPermelia A Fields
December 19, 1859 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a brotherJames Thomas Fields
January 12, 1862 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah L Fields
December 15, 1864 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 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 -
Birth of a brotherRobert Boone Fields
August 12, 1867 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 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 -
Birth of a brotherEdward A Fields
February 12, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherFrank W Fields
July 2, 1873 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Jesse Fields
February 20, 1877 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a motherSarah Elizabeth Short
June 16, 1897 (Age 40 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 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 fatherRobert Nelson Pleasant Fields
October 22, 1914 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 60 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 61 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 half-brotherAllen Dodd Fields
April 23, 1922 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 72 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a brotherJames Thomas Fields
June 10, 1938 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 85 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 -
Death December 5, 1944 (Age 88 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 10, 1856
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2 years
younger sister
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younger brother
James Thomas Fields
Birth: January 12, 1862 39 24Kentucky, United States
Death: June 10, 1938Bluegrove, Clay, Texas, United States
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Permelia A Brand - View this family
Marriage: February 12, 1846
4 years
Father’s family with Martha Cohorn - View this family
Marriage: August 20, 1852
14 months
Family with William M Taylor - View this family

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