The Shemwell Family

John R BillingsleyAge: 87 years18541941

Name
John R Billingsley
Given names
John R
Surname
Billingsley
Birth 1854 34 32
MarriageAngeline View this family
unknown

Death of a motherAnn Collins
1854
Birth of a half-sisterTennessee Billingsley
1857 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 3 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a half-sisterMary L Billingsley
about 1859 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-sisterBarbara Billingsley
March 16, 1861 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 7 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
Birth of a half-sisterLaura A Billingsley
April 7, 1866 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 13 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 13 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 15 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 16 years)
Census September 25, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Rosela Billingsley
1874 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Minerva Billingsley
1876 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 24 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
#3Hugh Ginshaw Billingsley
1879 (Age 25 years)
Census June 16, 1880 (Age 26 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 44 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
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 62 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 63 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 64 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/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 75 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
Death 1941 (Age 87 years)

Additional Info
probably
August 24, 2018

by: Barry Shemwell
Last change September 9, 201815:39:38

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Ann Billingsley
Birth: estimated 1852 32 30South Carolina, United States
Death:
3 years
himself
Father’s family with Mary Minerva Bradford - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 8, 1844South Carolina, United States
14 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
Barbara Billingsley
Birth: March 16, 1861 41 29South Carolina, United States
Death: March 16, 1944Polk, Georgia, United States
5 years
half-sister
Laura A Billingsley
Birth: April 7, 1866 46 35Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Death: March 19, 1961Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States
6 years
half-brother
Family with Angeline - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
daughter
3 years
daughter
4 years
son

John R Billingsley has 1 first cousin recorded

Mother's family (0)