The Shemwell Family

Sarah Ellen “Sadie” McConnellAge: 76 years18641941

Sarah Ellen “Sadie” McConnell
Given names
Sarah Ellen
Married name
Sarah Ellen Finley
Birth April 8, 1864
MarriageJoseph Henry FinleyView this family

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 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 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#1Henry Harold “Hal” Finley
October 1, 1891 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2Louis Ernest Finley
March 13, 1893 (Age 28 years)
Death of a husbandJoseph Henry Finley
December 24, 1894 (Age 30 years)
Cause: Accidental Shooting
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Porter Finley
January 8, 1895 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 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 grandson
#1Harry Ernest Finley
April 5, 1913 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Frances Finley
1916 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 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 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 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
#3Anna Mae Finley
November 3, 1919 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 65 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sonHenry Harold “Hal” Finley
October 9, 1933 (Age 69 years)
Death January 13, 1941 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Maplewood Cemetery
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17 months
Louis Ernest Finley
Birth: March 13, 1893 24 28Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 3, 1967Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
22 months
Mary Porter Finley
Birth: January 8, 1895 26 30Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 22, 1974Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States

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