The Shemwell Family

Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” ShemwellAge: 83 years18511935

Name
Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” Shemwell
Given names
Jane Barber Yates
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Jane Barber Yates Vickers
Nickname
Jennie
Birth December 6, 1851 55 39
Death of a fatherDr. Joseph Shemwell Jr.
June 15, 1858 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census August 10, 1860 (Age 8 years)
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 15 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 15 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 17 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
MarriageHarrison Wilson VickersView this family
May 22, 1873 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Barber Vickers
June 7, 1874 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Jane Shemwell “Jennie” Vickers
1876 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3George Vickers
June 14, 1877 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 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 son
#4Harrison Wilson Vickers Jr
April 13, 1879 (Age 27 years)
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Corrine Bruce Vickers
February 1881 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Clara J Vickers
October 4, 1882 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Rose Eleanor Vickers
August 1888 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherMary Barber
December 4, 1890 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Dorothy Barber Vickers
June 25, 1894 (Age 42 years)
Death of a daughterMary Barber Vickers
August 20, 1895 (Age 43 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
Marriage of a childWilliam K RobinsonJane Shemwell “Jennie” VickersView this family
estimated 1899 (Age 47 years)

Census June 16, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Clara Vickers Elliott
June 5, 1904 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJudge Thomas Ireland ElliottCorrine Bruce VickersView this family
estimated 1904 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childHerbert Eugene PerkinsClara J VickersView this family
calculated 1904 (Age 52 years)

Death of a daughterDorothy Barber Vickers
July 10, 1907 (Age 55 years)
Cause: typhoid fever
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Death of a husbandHarrison Wilson Vickers
June 5, 1911 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childHarrison Wilson Vickers JrRebecca Brown EliasonView this family
December 27, 1911 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Dorothy Barber Vickers
1915 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Harrison Wilson “Nirk” Vickers III
February 1, 1916 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childPhilip Medford BrooksRose Eleanor VickersView this family
calculated 1916 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 64 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#4Philip Medford Brooks Jr.
July 13, 1917 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 65 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 66 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/
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childSidney Thruston ManningJane Shemwell “Jennie” VickersView this family
between 1921 and 1929 (Age 69 years)

Death of a daughterCorrine Bruce Vickers
December 5, 1921 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Jane Vickers Brooks
October 18, 1926 (Age 74 years)
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
Census April 19, 1930 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sonGeorge Vickers
December 1, 1934 (Age 82 years)

Death January 6, 1935 (Age 83 years)
Cause of death: Attack of Indigestion
Burial
Cemetery: Chester Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 26, 1847
5 years
herself
Father’s family with Henrietta Briscoe - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: December 17, 1821
Family with Harrison Wilson Vickers - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: May 22, 1873
13 months
daughter
Mary Barber Vickers
Birth: June 7, 1874 28 22Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: August 20, 1895Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
3 years
daughter
17 months
son
22 months
son
23 months
daughter
Corrine Bruce Vickers
Birth: February 1881 35 29Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: December 5, 1921Baltimore, Maryland, United States
20 months
daughter
Clara J Vickers
Birth: October 4, 1882 37 30Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: July 1976Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
6 years
daughter
6 years
daughter
Dorothy Barber Vickers
Birth: June 25, 1894 49 42Maryland, United States
Death: July 10, 1907Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” Shemwell has 11 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Mary Barber - Household

Chapitico St. Mary's, Maryland

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Mary Shemwellhead45FWLady?MD
Jenny B Shemwelldaughter8FWMD
Elizabeth Poseysister-in-law62FWMD

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Harrison Wilson Vickers - Household

High Street Chestertown, Kent, Maryland

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Vickers, HarrisonWM34headMLawyerMDMDMD
Vickers, Jennie B YWF28wifeMKeeping HouseMDMDMD
Vickers, Mary BWF6daughterSMDMDMD
Vickers, Jennie SWF4daughterSMDMDMD
Vickers, GeorgeWM2sonSMDMDMD
Vickers, Harrison WWM1sonSMDMDMD
Shemwell, MaryWF66mother in lawWDMDMDMD
Shanks, FloraBF18ServantSDomestic ServantMDMDMD

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Harrison Wilson Vickers - Household

Cobb Ave Chestertown, Kent, Maryland

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Vickers, Harrison WheadWMJun184554M27MDMDMDFarmer
Vickers, Jennie VwifeWFDec185148M2787MDMDMD
Vickers, GeorgesonWMJun187722SMDMDMDAt Home
Vickers, Harrison W JrsonWMApr187921SMDMDMDAt School
Vickers, Corrine BdaughterWFFeb188119SMDMDMDAt School
Vickers, Clara JdaughterWFOct188317SMDMDMDAt School
Vickers, Rose EdaughterWFAug188811SMDMDMDAt School
Vickers, Dorothy BdaughterWFJun18945SMDMDMDAt School
Evans, SimonservantBMOctSVAVAVAAt School
Lee, ManuelservantBMJun185748M9VAVAVAAt School

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Harrison Wilson Vickers - Household

280 Fairlee Chestertown, Kent, Maryland

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Vickers, Harrison WheadMW64M136MDMDMDOwn Income
Vickers, Jenny B RwifeFW58M13686MDMDMD
Vickers, Harrison W JrsonMW31SMDMDMDLawyerGeneral Practice
Perkins, Clara JdaughterFW27SMDMDMD
Vickers, Rose EdaughterFW21SMDMDMD
Butler, MartinaF22M1788MDMDMDServantPrivate Home
Hodgers, RichardservantM21SMDMDMDServantPrivate Home

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Jane Barber Yates “Jennie” Shemwell - Household

104 Front Street Chestertown, Kent, Maryland

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Vickers, Jennie B YheadFW68WdMDMDMD
Robinson, Jane VdaughterFW43WDMDMDMD