The Shemwell Family

Susan Olive HiggersonAge: 85 years18701956

Susan Olive Higgerson
Given names
Susan Olive
Birth March 1870 34 33
Census July 25, 1870 (Age 4 months)
Birth of a brotherJames Jackson Higgerson
1872 (Age 22 months)

Birth of a brotherBenjamin Herndon Higgerson
October 18, 1875 (Age 5 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 28 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 -
Death of a fatherCol. Christopher Columbus Higgerson
February 11, 1903 (Age 32 years)
Address: Near Boonville
Death of a sisterMary Enola “Molly” Higgerson
1904 (Age 33 years)
Death of a brotherBenjamin Herndon Higgerson
March 3, 1907 (Age 37 years)

Death of a sisterIda Belle Higgerson
February 28, 1910 (Age 39 years)
Census April 16, 1910 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 46 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 47 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 59 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 71 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 -
Death of a brotherJames Jackson Higgerson
1949 (Age 78 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 79 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 -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 75 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. -
Death 1956 (Age 85 years)

Cemetery: Old Lamine Cemetery
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Marriage: April 15, 1856Cooper, Missouri, United States
16 months
elder brother
Charles Edwin Higgerson
Birth: August 9, 1857 21 21Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 21, 1860Cooper, Missouri, United States
2 years
elder sister
Martha Ellen Higgerson
Birth: August 11, 1859 23 23Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: March 30, 1860Cooper, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
7 months
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
3 years
Susan Olive Higgerson
Birth: March 1870 34 33Lamine, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: 1956
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother

Susan Olive Higgerson has 12 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Col. Christopher Columbus Higgerson - Household

Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

Higgerson, Col.head31MWFarmingMO
Higgerson, Marywife33FWKeeping HouseMO
Higgerson, Emmitson8MWMO
Higgerson, Idadaughter6FWMO
Higgerson, Effiedaughter7FWMO
Higgerson, “Mollydaughter2FWMO
Higgerson, Not Nameddaughter2mFWMOMar
Riley, Wallace23MWfarm handMO
Morton, Mollie14FWMO
-, William22MWfarm handMO

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Eralus Dunn Smith - Household

Arrow Rock Road Lamine, Cooper, Missouri

Smith, DumpheadMW48WdMOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Smith, MarydaughterFW10SMOMOMO
Smith, RaysonMW7SMOMOMO
Smith, Eddie LsonMW4SMOMOMO
Edwards, ByronnephewMW20SMOMOMOFarm LaborWorking out
Edwards, SolonnephewMW16SMOMOMOFarm LaborWorking out
Higgerson, Mary mother in lawFW73MMOVAKY
Higgerson, Jimmyson in lawMW36SMOKYMOFarm LaborWorking out
Higgerson, Susiedaughter in lawFW34SMOKYMO

Susie's age is off - CC's census has Not Named, maybe another daughter -b