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Francis Marion LaymanAge: 72 years18471919

Francis Marion Layman
Given names
Francis Marion
Birth February 28, 1847

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 9 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 14 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 19 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 19 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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 -
MarriageMargaret Anna “Maggie” GreenView this family
February 16, 1873 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Hettie Boyd “Etta” Layman
September 16, 1875 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#2Joseph K Layman
1879 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Ada May Layman
May 21, 1883 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Alda Layman
July 7, 1886 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 51 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 -
Marriage of a childRev. Roland W ShemwellHettie Boyd “Etta” LaymanView this family
October 3, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Granbury Dabney “Uncle Dow” Shemwell
July 27, 1901 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2McMarion Shemwell
January 28, 1904 (Age 56 years)

Death of a grandsonMcMarion Shemwell
October 14, 1904 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Hubert Roland Shemwell
August 5, 1907 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Annie Katherine Shemwell
January 3, 1909 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 68 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 69 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 70 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 -
Death November 17, 1919 (Age 72 years)
Cemetery: No Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:37:34

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: February 16, 1873Kentucky, United States
3 years
4 years
Joseph K Layman
Birth: 1879 31 24Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 15, 1947Grayson, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Ada May Layman
Birth: May 21, 1883 36 29Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 7, 1973Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Alda Layman
Birth: July 7, 1886 39 32Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 19, 1982Hardin, Kentucky, United States

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