The Shemwell Family

Frank M RagsdaleAge: 65 years18671932

Frank M Ragsdale
Given names
Frank M
Birth October 1867 22 20
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The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 15 months)

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 sisterLotta G Ragsdale
January 31, 1872 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Allen Ragsdale
May 1877 (Age 9 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 9, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEleanor Kittrell “Ellen” Shemwell
November 19, 1880 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterLouise Ragsdale
May 1882 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterNell Ragsdale
September 15, 1884 (Age 16 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 28, 1900 (Age 32 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 10, 1920 (Age 52 years)
Death of a fatherJames Samuel Ragsdale
November 9, 1923 (Age 56 years)
Death of a motherFrances Mae “Mack” Hester
February 14, 1926 (Age 58 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 62 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death November 24, 1932 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Riverside Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:33

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: November 11, 1865Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Frank M Ragsdale
Birth: October 1867 22 20Kentucky, United States
Death: November 24, 1932Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger sister
Lotta G Ragsdale
Birth: January 31, 1872 26 24LaFayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 5, 1954Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
5 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Nell Ragsdale
Birth: September 15, 1884 39 36Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 18, 1969Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Frank M Ragsdale has 16 first cousins recorded