The Shemwell Family

John Huts McElroyAge: 86 years18261912

John Huts McElroy
Given names
John Huts
Birth 1826

MarriageElmine RumfeltView this family

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 6 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 9 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 20 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 31 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 35 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 -
Birth of a son
#1John Forest McElroy
May 27, 1866 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 41 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 41 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 43 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 -
Death of a wifeElmine Rumfelt
1874 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 52 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJohn Forest McElroyWillie Ann BramlettView this family
before 1889 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Edgar Forest McElroy
1889 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2John Earl McElroy
June 22, 1891 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Fredrick Francis McElroy
1896 (Age 70 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 72 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 granddaughter
#4Alice Elmine McElroy
1900 (Age 74 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5Grace Thomas McElroy
January 19, 1903 (Age 77 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Theodore Lee McElroy
1906 (Age 80 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#7Lucille Ruth McElroy
January 17, 1910 (Age 84 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8George Edward McElroy
1912 (on the date of death)

Death 1912 (Age 86 years)

Family with Elmine Rumfelt - View this family

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