The Shemwell Family

John Walker HollandAge: 80 years18501931

John Walker Holland
Given names
John Walker
Birth October 25, 1850 20 17
Birth of a brotherGeorge Samuel Holland
February 13, 1852 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a sisterRebecca E Holland
June 20, 1853 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterRoxanna Rosalie Holland
about 1856 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice W “Ellen” Holland
about 1858 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a sisterAferetta C Holland
about 1859 (Age 8 years)
Census July 9, 1860 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherHarvey Holland
about 1863 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 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 16 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 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 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 -
Census June 25, 1870 (Age 19 years)
MarriageEglinView this family
after 1870 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a sisterHattie Belle Holland
March 4, 1872 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Charles Elmer “Charlie” Holland
October 1872 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ida Nola Holland
1875 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a wifeEglin
before 1880 (Age 29 years)

Census June 3, 1880 (Age 29 years)
MarriageMary E KirbyView this family
February 18, 1883 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Pearl Etta Holland
February 18, 1887 (Age 36 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 37 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn Shemwell
April 6, 1889 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#4Marvin Edward Holland
November 1, 1892 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ora Leon Holland
August 7, 1894 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Elmer “Charlie” HollandMary “May” OverturfView this family
Type: Civil marriage
October 17, 1894 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Opal Ruth Holland
December 29, 1895 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Frankie Oral Holland
March 15, 1898 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#6Ruth Holland
May 23, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Ira Overturf Holland
July 12, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sisterHattie Belle Holland
September 10, 1902 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Myrtle M Pollard
1907 (Age 56 years)
Death of a motherAnna Lucas Walker Hunter
June 9, 1908 (Age 57 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 59 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Wesley Holland
December 29, 1910 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Elmer “Charlie” HollandNora Ethel BakerView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 26, 1912 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Martha M Pollard
1913 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6John William “Johnnie” Holland
February 8, 1914 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 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 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 67 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 -
Census January 2, 1920 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 78 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sonCharles Elmer “Charlie” Holland
October 21, 1930 (Age 79 years)
Death January 13, 1931 (Age 80 years)
Last change November 7, 201904:03:40

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 12, 1849Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
15 months
16 months
younger brother
16 months
younger sister
Rebecca E Holland
Birth: June 20, 1853 23 19Kentucky, United States
Death: November 9, 1941Sandoval, Marion, Illinois, United States
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
9 years
younger sister
Hattie Belle Holland
Birth: March 4, 1872 41 38Marion, Illinois, United States
Death: September 10, 1902Lawrence, Missouri, United States
Family with Mary E Kirby - View this family
Marriage: February 18, 1883Marion, Illinois, United States
4 years
6 years
Ora Leon Holland
Birth: August 7, 1894 43 32Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
6 years
Ruth Holland
Birth: May 23, 1900 49 38Alma, Marion, Illinois, United States
Family with Eglin - View this family
Marriage: after 1870
3 years
3 years

John Walker Holland has 40 first cousins recorded

Father's family (40)

Parents Lemuel W Harris + Mary Elizabeth Holland
1Cynthia Ann Harris18411930
2Mary Ellen Harris18441926
3Taylor E Harris18481884
4Joel N Harris18491942
7Henry C Harris18531933
8Bascomb Lee Harris18591947
Parents Nathaniel Walker Holland + Sarah M “Sally” Cross
Parents Nathaniel Walker Holland + Agnes Ellen Wimpey
3Amanda Holland18501851
9Franklin H Holland18681951
Parents Allen Samuel Holland + Lucy Elizabeth Mason
7James S Holland18701917
8Samuel L Holland18731949
Parents Allen Samuel Holland + Mary Jane Neall
1John W Holland18571936
Parents Capt. James Harvey Hudspeth + Armelda Ann Holland
Parents George Martin Holland + Emily Phillips
3Kirby S Holland18791919

Mother's family (0)

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Logan, Kentucky

J W Hollandhead30MWFarmerKY
Ann L Hollandwife25FWTN
Jno W Hollandson9MWKY
Geo L Hollandson7MWKY
Rebecca E Hollanddaughter6FWKY
Roxana R Hollanddaughter4FWKY
Alice W Hollanddaughter2FWKY
Aferetta C Hollanddaughter1FWKY

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Patoka, Marion, Illinois

Holland, J Whead39MWFarmerKY
Holland, Annwife35FWKeeping HouseTN
Holland, Johnson20MWKY
Holland, Georgeson18MWKY
Holland, Rebeccadaughter17FWKY
Holland, Rosaliadaughter14FWKY
Holland, Ellendaughter12FWKY
Holland, Harryson7MWIL

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - John Wesley Holland - Household

Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States

Holland, WesleyWM50headMfarmerKYNCNC
Holland, Ann LWF45wifeMkeeping houseTNTNTN
Holland, John WM29sonSfarmerKYKYTN
Holland, HarveyWM17sonSILKYTN
Holland, Hattie BWF8daughterSILKYTN
Holland, CharlesWM6grandsonSILKYMO
Holland, NolaWF5granddaughterSILKYMO

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Walker Holland - Household

Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States

Holland, JnoheadMW58M226KYKYKYlaborerodd jobs
Holland, Mary EwifeFW45M12666IAIrelandKYlaundress
Holland, MarvinsonMW18SMOKYIAlaborerfarm
Holland, OradaughterFW16SMOKYIA
Holland, RuthdaughterFW10SMariionKYIA