The Shemwell Family

Edgar DeWitt EllisAge: 62 years18651928

Name
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Given names
Edgar DeWitt
Surname
Ellis
Birth September 15, 1865 40 30
Birth of a brotherWillie Ellis
1867 (Age 15 months)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 months)
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 15 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterClara Vashti Ellis
December 27, 1869 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 3 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
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLucy C Downer
after 1870 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 12 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 14 years)
MarriageSarah “Sallie” BalckView this family
about 1890 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Robbie Ellis
April 29, 1894 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Carey Ellis
August 18, 1895 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 32 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
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 34 years)
Census April 19, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Henry Schwam Jr.
September 16, 1915 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a wifeSarah “Sallie” Balck
April 5, 1917 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 51 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 52 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 brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 16, 1919 (Age 54 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Thaddeus Ellis
October 17, 1919 (Age 54 years)
Cemetery: Forest Hill Cemetery
Census January 13, 1920 (Age 54 years)
Death September 10, 1928 (Age 62 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Last change December 22, 201717:31:09

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 6, 1849Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
Margaret Ellis
Birth: estimated 1850 25 15Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death:
16 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
Mildred F “Millie” Ellis
Birth: November 1, 1858 33 23Tennessee, United States
Death: December 17, 1944Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
Beverly Belmont Ellis
Birth: October 17, 1861 36 26Tennessee, United States
Death: December 12, 1944Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
4 years
himself
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Family with Sarah “Sallie” Balck - View this family
himself
Edgar DeWitt Ellis
Birth: September 15, 1865 40 30Tennessee, United States
Death: September 10, 1928Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
wife
Sarah “Sallie” Balck
Birth: May 22, 1865Tennessee, United States
Death: April 5, 1917Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1890
4 years
daughter
Robbie Ellis
Birth: April 29, 1894 28 28Tennessee, United States
Death: January 31, 1979Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
16 months
daughter
Carey Ellis
Birth: August 18, 1895 29 30Tennessee, United States
Death: December 1977Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Edgar DeWitt Ellis has 13 first cousins recorded