The Shemwell Family

Andrew Jackson GunnAge: 81 years18681949

Name
Andrew Jackson Gunn
Given names
Andrew Jackson
Surname
Gunn
Birth February 22, 1868 24 23
MarriageIda Mae BlytheView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 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 sisterInfant Gunn
May 1870 (Age 2 years)

Census June 1, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherVincent Davis Gunn
April 14, 1876 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherMary Ann Sisk
about 1877 (Age 8 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
Fact
Parents died when he was young
before 1880 (Age 11 years)

Note: Andrew's parents died when he was very young. He was finished being raised by the Hendrix family.
Birth of a daughter
#1Eulah Swan Gunn
May 6, 1897 (Age 29 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
Birth of a son
#2Carl D Gunn
August 9, 1901 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Mitchell Gunn
October 4, 1907 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ida Abigail Shemwell
February 8, 1916 (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
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Allie Gray Shemwell
December 19, 1917 (Age 49 years)
Death of a granddaughterAllie Gray Shemwell
February 12, 1918 (Age 49 years)
Cause: Bronchitis & Meningitis
Burial of a granddaughterAllie Gray Shemwell
February 13, 1918 (Age 49 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Note: Find a grave has her as Allie Grey Gunn.
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/
Birth of a grandson
#3Edwin Dixon “Buddy” Shemwell
December 13, 1919 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Leonard Donald Shemwell
September 8, 1921 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Claudene Shemwell
January 31, 1924 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Eula Mae Shemwell
July 5, 1925 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Laura Joetta Shemwell
March 31, 1929 (Age 61 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
Birth of a grandson
#8Carl Jackson “Jackie” Gunn
February 5, 1931 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Eula Agnes Gunn
November 29, 1932 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10James Mitchell Gunn
December 4, 1934 (Age 66 years)
Death of a granddaughterEula Agnes Gunn
May 29, 1936 (Age 68 years)
Burial of a granddaughterEula Agnes Gunn
after May 29, 1936 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Census April 1, 1940 (Age 72 years)
Death of a grandsonCarl Jackson “Jackie” Gunn
August 13, 1943 (Age 75 years)
Burial of a grandsonCarl Jackson “Jackie” Gunn
after August 13, 1943 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Birth of a grandson
#11David Ward Gunn
June 13, 1944 (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
Death of a wifeIda Mae Blythe
December 21, 1948 (Age 80 years)
Burial of a wifeIda Mae Blythe
after December 21, 1948 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
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 March 7, 1949 (Age 81 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Miller Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder sister
4 years
himself
Andrew Jackson Gunn
Birth: February 22, 1868 24 23Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 7, 1949Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Family with Ida Mae Blythe - View this family
himself
Andrew Jackson Gunn
Birth: February 22, 1868 24 23Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 7, 1949Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
wife
Ida Mae Blythe
Birth: April 20, 1872Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 21, 1948Cleaton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
Marriage:
daughter
4 years
son
Carl D Gunn
Birth: August 9, 1901 33 29Kentucky, United States
Death: January 20, 1969Wayne, West Virginia, United States
6 years
son

Andrew Jackson Gunn has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Vincent Gunn - Household

Underwood P.O. Hopkins, Ky

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceParBmthMmthEduInfirm
Vincent Gunn27MWKYFarmer
Mary Ann Sisk24FWKY
Andrew Jackson Gunn2MWKY
Sarah Gunn6FWKY
Infant Gunn1 moFWKY

Notes: Prec. 1

Fact
Andrew's parents died when he was very young. He was finished being raised by the Hendrix family.