The Shemwell Family

Laura A BillingsleyAge: 94 years18661961

Name
Laura A Billingsley
Given names
Laura A
Surname
Billingsley
Married name
Laura A Sloan
Birth April 7, 1866 46 35
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 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 8 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 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
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Bohaney Billingsley
before 1870 (Age 3 years)
Census September 25, 1870 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 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 1, 1880 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 15 years)
MarriageGeorge Lee Sloan Sr.View this family
calculated 1887 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#1Guy George Sloan
July 27, 1893 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2Alvin Owie Sloan
August 11, 1896 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 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 22, 1900 (Age 34 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#3George Lee Sloan Jr.
July 22, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Margaret Sloan
July 6, 1916 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 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 granddaughterMargaret Sloan
September 15, 1918 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 50 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 51 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 13, 1920 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childAlvin Owie SloanCharlotte AgeeView this family
June 20, 1926 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 63 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 3, 1930 (Age 63 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn R Billingsley
1941 (Age 74 years)

Death of a husbandGeorge Lee Sloan Sr.
February 1, 1943 (Age 76 years)
Death of a sisterBarbara Billingsley
March 16, 1944 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 75 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
March 27, 1950 (Age 83 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 83 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 79 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death March 19, 1961 (Age 94 years)
Last change February 7, 201916:03:00

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 8, 1844South Carolina, United States
14 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
Barbara Billingsley
Birth: March 16, 1861 41 29South Carolina, United States
Death: March 16, 1944Polk, Georgia, United States
5 years
herself
Laura A Billingsley
Birth: April 7, 1866 46 35Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: March 19, 1961Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
6 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Ann Collins - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
5 years
half-sister
4 years
half-sister
Ann Billingsley
Birth: estimated 1852 32 30South Carolina, United States
Death:
3 years
half-brother
Family with George Lee Sloan Sr. - View this family
husband
George Lee Sloan Sr.
Birth: November 9, 1866Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: February 1, 1943Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
herself
Laura A Billingsley
Birth: April 7, 1866 46 35Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: March 19, 1961Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
Marriage: calculated 1887
7 years
son
Guy George Sloan
Birth: July 27, 1893 26 27Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: June 17, 1966Rockmart, Polk, Georgia, United States
3 years
son
Alvin Owie Sloan
Birth: August 11, 1896 29 30Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: August 7, 1976Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
14 years
son
George Lee Sloan Jr.
Birth: July 22, 1910 43 44Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
Death: August 27, 1991Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States

Laura A Billingsley has 1 first cousin recorded

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