The Shemwell Family

Marshall French BlackAge: 77 years18481925

Marshall French Black
Given names
Marshall French
Birth January 19, 1848

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 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 13 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 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 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageGeorgella W “Ella” HollandView this family
January 1, 1884 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#1Paul Black
December 15, 1884 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#2Romney Black
October 31, 1887 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Beth Black
July 19, 1891 (Age 43 years)
Death of a wifeGeorgella W “Ella” Holland
May 12, 1897 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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 -
Census June 18, 1900 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Berle D Black
May 12, 1913 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childHarry Edwin AllenBeth BlackView this family
estimated 1913 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 67 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 68 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 69 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 October 13, 1925 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Patoka Cemetery
Family with Georgella W “Ella” Holland - View this family
Marriage: January 1, 1884Marion, Illinois, United States
11 months
Paul Black
Birth: December 15, 1884 36 25Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States
Death: September 11, 1967Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
3 years
Romney Black
Birth: October 31, 1887 39 28Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States
Death: March 1, 1967Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
4 years
Beth Black
Birth: July 19, 1891 43 31Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States
Death: June 28, 1953Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States

No family available

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Marshall French Black - Household

Patoka, Marion, Illinois

Black, MarshheadWMJan184852WdILKYTNFarmer
Black, PaulsonWMDec188415SILILIL
Black, RomneysonWMOct188712SILILIL