The Shemwell Family

Frank M RagsdaleAge: 65 years18671932

Name
Frank M Ragsdale
Given names
Frank M
Surname
Ragsdale
Birth October 1867 22 20
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a sisterLotta G Ragsdale
January 31, 1872 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Allen Ragsdale
May 1877 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
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)
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 28, 1900 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 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 49 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 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
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)
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death November 24, 1932 (Age 65 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:33

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: November 11, 1865Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
himself
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

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Ragsdale - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
James RagsdaleWM35headMPolice JudgeKYVAVA
Mack RagsdaleWF32wifeMKeeping HouseKYVATN
Frank RagsdaleWM12sonSAt SchoolKYKYKY
Lottie RagsdaleWF5daughterSKYKYKY
Allen RagsdaleWM3sonSKYKYKY
Fannie BurksBF17servantSCookTNTNTN
Willie FarrarBM16servantFarm laborerTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Ragsdale - Household

Lafayette, Christian, KY

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
James E RagsdaleheadWMMay184555M35KYKYKYFarmer
Fannie M RagsdalewifeWFSep184752M395KYKYKY
Frank RagsdalesonWMOct186732SKYKYKYTobaccomist ?
Allen RagsdalesonWMMay187723SKYKYKYFarm laborer
Louise RagsdaledaughterWFMay188218SKYKYKYAt School
Nelle RagsdaledaughterWFSep188415SKYKYKYAt School

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James S Ragsdale - Household

East Seventh St. Hopkinsville, Christian, KY

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPFBPMBPOccupationIndEmp
James RagsdaleheadMW75MKYNCVANone
Mack RagsdalewifeFW72MKYVAVANone
Frank RagsdalesonMW52SKYKYKYTobacco buyerTobacco factory
James A RagsdalesonMW42SKYKYKYTobacco buyerTobacco factory
Lottie G RagsdaledaughterFW41DKYKYKYSales WomanDepartment Store