The Shemwell Family

James Columbus Lum SumnerAge: 76 years18571934

James Columbus Lum Sumner
Given names
James Columbus Lum
Birth July 23, 1857
MarriageMyra Belle “Oulie” HerndonView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

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 3 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 9 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 9 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 11 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1Julian Clyde Sumner
September 28, 1887 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a son
#2John Bob Sumner
December 16, 1892 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 40 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 granddaughter
#1Iva Betrice Sumner
March 13, 1911 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Jesse James Sumner
September 3, 1913 (Age 56 years)
Death of a wifeMyra Belle “Oulie” Herndon
January 20, 1915 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 58 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 59 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 60 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
#3Margaret Marie Sumner
April 21, 1919 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 72 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death July 5, 1934 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Alfred Herndon Cemetery
Family with Myra Belle “Oulie” Herndon - View this family
5 years
John Bob Sumner
Birth: December 16, 1892 35 33Arkansas, United States
Death: July 22, 1964Trigg, Kentucky, United States

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