The Shemwell Family

Mary A ClarkAge: 58 years18711929

Mary A Clark
Given names
Mary A
Married name
Mary A Melton
Birth 1871
MarriageLeonard Martin MeltonView this family

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 27 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Blanford Melton
May 1, 1906 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#2Joseph Leonard Melton Melton
August 9, 1907 (Age 36 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Jean Melton
March 5, 1927 (Age 56 years)

Death January 12, 1929 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Saint Louis Cemetery
Family with Leonard Martin Melton - View this family
15 months
Leonard Martin Melton + Willie Fossie Shemwell - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 23, 1933

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