The Shemwell Family

Mary J HerndonAge: 79 years18491929

Mary J Herndon
Given names
Mary J
Married name
Mary J Theobald
Birth December 26, 1849 24 21
MarriageHenry TheobaldView this family

Birth of a sisterMyra Belle “Oulie” Herndon
October 4, 1859 (Age 9 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 years)

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 11 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 17 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 17 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 19 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#1Mintie Idella Theobald
August 1872 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a fatherAlfred Charles Herndon
1880 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Henry H Lawrence
March 29, 1896 (Age 46 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 48 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 58 years)

Death of a sisterMyra Belle “Oulie” Herndon
January 20, 1915 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 66 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 67 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 68 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 -
Death of a husbandHenry Theobald
September 17, 1922 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 79 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death October 14, 1929 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
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Mary J Herndon
Birth: December 26, 1849 24 21Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 14, 1929Kentucky, United States
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younger sister
Family with Henry Theobald - View this family
Henry Theobald
Birth: February 27, 1851 31 26New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: September 17, 1922Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Mary J Herndon
Birth: December 26, 1849 24 21Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: October 14, 1929Kentucky, United States

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