The Shemwell Family

Dr. Benjamin Franklin AtwoodAge: 88 years18521940

Name
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Atwood
Name prefix
Dr.
Given names
Benjamin Franklin
Surname
Atwood
Birth February 28, 1852
MarriageLucy Theobald TheobaldView this family
unknown

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 4 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 9 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 14 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 14 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 16 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
Birth of a son
#1Jesse L Atwood
August 31, 1877 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Nettie Leray Atwood Atwood
December 22, 1878 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 25 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 daughter
#3Lillie Dale Atwood
September 8, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4Felix F Atwood
June 12, 1886 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Bettie Atwood
September 4, 1890 (Age 38 years)
Death of a daughterBettie Atwood
March 11, 1893 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 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 63 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 64 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 65 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 77 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sonJesse L Atwood
September 29, 1931 (Age 79 years)
Death of a wifeLucy Theobald Theobald
December 1, 1931 (Age 79 years)
Death September 5, 1940 (Age 88 years)
Family with Lucy Theobald Theobald - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
son
Jesse L Atwood
Birth: August 31, 1877 25 19Canton, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 29, 1931Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
16 months
daughter
Nettie Leray Atwood Atwood
Birth: December 22, 1878 26 21Canton, Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 12, 1965Trigg, Kentucky, United States
21 months
daughter
Lillie Dale Atwood
Birth: September 8, 1880 28 22Kentucky, United States
Death: July 12, 1974Kentucky, United States
6 years
son
Felix F Atwood
Birth: June 12, 1886 34 28Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 3, 1945Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
daughter
Bettie Atwood
Birth: September 4, 1890 38 32Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 11, 1893Trigg, Kentucky, United States

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