The Shemwell Family

Clara Chrissie “Ella” ThompsonAge: 83 years18681951

Name
Clara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson
Given names
Clara Chrissie
Surname
Thompson
Married name
Clara Chrissie Bangs
Nickname
Ella
Birth March 4, 1868 56 45
MarriageCharles Edward BangsView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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
Census July 30, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Holland
January 26, 1879 (Age 10 years)
Census June 2, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Cordelia Thompson
July 3, 1883 (Age 15 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
Death of a fatherAlexander Thompson
April 10, 1903 (Age 35 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Clay Thompson
April 4, 1904 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherOrva Adaline Holland
March 29, 1909 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Leonard Thompson
May 11, 1915 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 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 48 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 49 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 sisterNancy Keziah Thompson
January 29, 1920 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Lafayette Thompson
July 10, 1921 (Age 53 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Paralel Thompson
January 16, 1928 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 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 of a husbandCharles Edward Bangs
December 29, 1932 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterMalinda Jane Thompson
August 29, 1933 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Alexander Thompson
January 27, 1942 (Age 73 years)

Death of a sisterVictoria Adeline Thompson
January 8, 1945 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 81 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 77 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death May 23, 1951 (Age 83 years)
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Burial
Cemetery: Thompson Grove Cemetery
Last change November 1, 202016:31:28

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 10, 1841Hickory, Missouri, United States
18 months
elder sister
Nancy Keziah Thompson
Birth: November 26, 1842 30 19Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 29, 1920Newton, Missouri, United States
19 months
elder brother
Thomas Leonard Thompson
Birth: June 14, 1844 32 21Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: May 11, 1915Newton, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder brother
Nathaniel S Thompson
Birth: August 26, 1846 34 23Missouri, United States
Death: October 5, 1866Newton, Missouri, United States
18 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Martha Cordelia Thompson
Birth: March 29, 1850 38 27Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: July 3, 1883Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder sister
Malinda Jane Thompson
Birth: September 9, 1852 40 29Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: August 29, 1933Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
17 months
elder sister
Sarah Paralel Thompson
Birth: February 18, 1854 41 31Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 16, 1928Webb City, Jasper, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder brother
Henry Clay Thompson
Birth: June 23, 1856 44 33Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: April 4, 1904Newton, Missouri, United States
14 months
elder sister
Victoria Adeline Thompson
Birth: September 3, 1857 45 34Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 8, 1945Siloam Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States
17 months
elder brother
John Alexander Thompson
Birth: February 3, 1859 46 36Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: January 27, 1942
9 years
herself
Clara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson
Birth: March 4, 1868 56 45Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: May 23, 1951Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
Family with Charles Edward Bangs - View this family
husband
Charles Edward Bangs
Birth: January 22, 1853Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States
Death: December 29, 1932Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
herself
Clara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson
Birth: March 4, 1868 56 45Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: May 23, 1951Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States
Marriage:

Clara Chrissie “Ella” Thompson has 17 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Buffalo, Newton, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Thompson, Alexhead58MWFarmerKY
Thompson, Adalinewife47FWKeeping HouseKY
Thompson, Thomas Lson24MWFarmerMO
Thompson, William Lson21MWFarmerMO
Thompson, Martha Cdaughter20FWMO
Thompson, Malinda Jdaughter17FWMO
Thompson, Sarah Pdaughter16FWMO
Thompson, Henry Cson14MWMO
Thompson, Victoria Adaughter12FWMO
Thompson, John Ason11MWMO
Thompson, Clara Cdaughter2FWMO

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Alexander Thompson - Household

Buffalo, Newton, Missouri

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Thompson, AlexanderWM68headMFarmerKYVAVA
Thompson, Orva AWF58wifeMKeeping HouseKYKYKY
Thompson, John AWM21sonSFarm LaborerMOKYKY
Thompson, Clara CWF12daughterSAt HomeMOKYKY