The Shemwell Family

George W McIntosh Sr.Age: 74 years18621937

Name
George W McIntosh Sr.
Given names
George W
Surname
McIntosh
Name suffix
Sr.
Birth November 22, 1862

MarriageMaggie C WilsonView this family
unknown

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a daughter
#1Ora E McIntosh
October 7, 1894 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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
Marriage of a childWilliam Herschel ShemwellOra E McIntoshView this family
October 8, 1914 (Age 51 years)
Death of a daughterOra E McIntosh
September 30, 1915 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Burial of a daughterOra E McIntosh
after September 30, 1915 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: McIntosh Cemetery
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 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 54 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 55 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/
Death of a wifeMaggie C Wilson
October 9, 1923 (Age 60 years)

Burial of a wifeMaggie C Wilson
after October 9, 1923 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: McIntosh Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 66 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 August 1, 1937 (Age 74 years)

Burial after August 1, 1937
Cemetery: McIntosh Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Maggie C Wilson - View this family
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Ora E McIntosh
Birth: October 7, 1894 31 27Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 30, 1915Cumberland City, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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