The Shemwell Family

Benoni Smith HuntAge: 81 years18371918

Name
Benoni Smith Hunt
Given names
Benoni Smith
Surname
Hunt
Birth March 25, 1837 40
Birth of a brotherDaniel Whitmore Hunt
May 1, 1840 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Johanna Penelope Hunt
August 1, 1842 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 8 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a brotherJames Wiseman Hunt
September 23, 1855 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 19 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 24 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
Death of a fatherDaniel Durham Hunt
October 7, 1866 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 29 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 29 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 31 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 40 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a brotherLevi Bunyan Hunt
May 14, 1890 (Age 53 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 61 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
Death of a sisterSusan Jane Hunt
1908 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Johanna Penelope Hunt
September 29, 1909 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Alexander Hunt
January 23, 1913 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 78 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 79 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 80 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 December 8, 1918 (Age 81 years)
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elder sister
2 years
elder brother
John Alexander Hunt
Birth: May 16, 1830 33Gibson, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 23, 1913St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
3 years
elder brother
James Wiseman Hunt
Birth: November 2, 1832 35Gibson, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 23, 1855Moab, Grand, Utah, United States
3 years
elder brother
Levi Bunyan Hunt
Birth: April 22, 1835 38Gibson, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 14, 1890
23 months
himself
Benoni Smith Hunt
Birth: March 25, 1837 40Tennessee, United States
Death: December 8, 1918St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
3 years
younger brother
Daniel Whitmore Hunt
Birth: May 1, 1840 43Gibson, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 14, 1919St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
2 years
younger sister
Nancy Johanna Penelope Hunt
Birth: August 1, 1842 45Gibson, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 29, 1909Utah, United States
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