The Shemwell Family

Minerva Jane McClainAge: 60 years18471907

Minerva Jane McClain
Given names
Minerva Jane
Married name
Minerva Jane Hancock
Birth April 24, 1847

MarriageJames H HancockView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 9 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 13 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 19 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 19 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#1Jennie Ann Hancock
May 17, 1869 (Age 22 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 21 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
#2Lela Bell Hancock
October 12, 1872 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a daughter
#3Georgia Hancock
1884 (Age 36 years)

Marriage of a childDr. Joseph Wade “Joe” ShemwellLela Bell HancockView this family
December 24, 1895 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 50 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
#1Gradie Odella Shemwell
August 20, 1899 (Age 52 years)
Death November 3, 1907 (Age 60 years)
Burial 1907 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery: Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Family with James H Hancock - View this family
3 years
Lela Bell Hancock
Birth: October 12, 1872 29 25Trigg, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 30, 1954Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States
12 years

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