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Amelia C “Mele” TheobaldAge: 75 years18491925

Name
Amelia C “Mele” Theobald
Given names
Amelia C
Surname
Theobald
Married name
Amelia C Finley
Nickname
Mele
Birth October 1, 1849 29 24
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Birth of a brotherHenry Theobald
February 27, 1851 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a sisterLucy Theobald Theobald
October 25, 1857 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 7 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 17 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#1Joseph Henry Finley
August 14, 1868 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#1Henry Harold “Hal” Finley
October 1, 1891 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Louis Ernest Finley
March 13, 1893 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sonJoseph Henry Finley
December 24, 1894 (Age 45 years)
Cause: Accidental Shooting
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mary Porter Finley
January 8, 1895 (Age 45 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Theobald
March 20, 1896 (Age 46 years)
Death of a motherMaria E “Mary” Leister
June 2, 1897 (Age 47 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
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 - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a brotherHenry Theobald
September 17, 1922 (Age 72 years)
Death February 2, 1925 (Age 75 years)
Cause of death: paralytic stroke
Burial
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
Note: Note: She along with her father & mother, John & Mary Theobald are buried in unmarked graves in the Joseph Finley plot.
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Amelia C “Mele” Theobald
Birth: October 1, 1849 29 24New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: February 2, 1925Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger brother
Henry Theobald
Birth: February 27, 1851 31 26New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: September 17, 1922Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
7 years
younger sister
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Amelia C “Mele” Theobald
Birth: October 1, 1849 29 24New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: February 2, 1925Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
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Burial
Note: She along with her father & mother, John & Mary Theobald are buried in unmarked graves in the Joseph Finley plot.