The Shemwell Family

Myra Belle “Oulie” HerndonAge: 55 years18591915

Myra Belle “Oulie” Herndon
Given names
Myra Belle
Married name
Myra Belle Sumner
Birth October 4, 1859 33 30
MarriageJames Columbus Lum SumnerView 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 17 months)

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 7 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 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 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 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherAlfred Charles Herndon
1880 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#1Julian Clyde Sumner
September 28, 1887 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#2John Bob Sumner
December 16, 1892 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 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 motherMartha Frances Vinson
1908 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Iva Betrice Sumner
March 13, 1911 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Jesse James Sumner
September 3, 1913 (Age 53 years)
Death January 20, 1915 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery: Alfred Herndon Cemetery
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elder sister
Mary J Herndon
Birth: December 26, 1849 24 21Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 14, 1929Kentucky, United States
10 years
Family with James Columbus Lum Sumner - 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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