The Shemwell Family

Francis Bell “Fannie” MachenAge: 90 years18851975

Name
Francis Bell “Fannie” Machen
Given names
Francis Bell
Surname
Machen
Married name
Francis Bell Pless
Nickname
Fannie
Birth July 17, 1885 26 19
Birth of a brotherWilliam Frank Machen
August 6, 1887 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherAltona Thurman Machen
December 11, 1889 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterIda Vocata Machen
November 7, 1891 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterEmma Lois Machen
August 23, 1894 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Myrtis Machen
March 5, 1897 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 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
Birth of a sisterMattie Mae Machen
October 15, 1899 (Age 14 years)
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 14 years)
Death of a sisterMattie Mae Machen
October 18, 1900 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterMaude Q Machen
about 1901 (Age 15 years)
MarriageJames Rufus PlessView this family
December 14, 1903 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a sisterGladys Odella Machen
August 18, 1904 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a sisterLillie Irene Machen
March 15, 1908 (Age 22 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Frank Machen
January 3, 1916 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 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 31 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 32 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 44 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 of a motherClara Eugenia Cooksey
October 12, 1938 (Age 53 years)

Death of a fatherMiles Clayton Machen
April 26, 1941 (Age 55 years)

Death of a brotherAltona Thurman Machen
February 12, 1945 (Age 59 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 64 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
Death of a husbandJames Rufus Pless
October 14, 1962 (Age 77 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 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 December 12, 1975 (Age 90 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 3, 1883Ashland, Clay, Alabama, United States
11 months
elder brother
16 months
herself
Francis Bell “Fannie” Machen
Birth: July 17, 1885 26 19Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: December 12, 1975Notasulga, Lee, Alabama, United States
2 years
younger brother
William Frank Machen
Birth: August 6, 1887 28 21Alabama, United States
Death: January 3, 1916
2 years
younger brother
Altona Thurman Machen
Birth: December 11, 1889 31 23Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: February 12, 1945
23 months
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Mattie Mae Machen
Birth: October 15, 1899 41 33Alabama, United States
Death: October 18, 1900Alabama, United States
2 years
younger sister
Maude Q Machen
Birth: about 1901 42 35Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death:
4 years
younger sister
Gladys Odella Machen
Birth: August 18, 1904 45 38Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: January 19, 1995Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States
4 years
younger sister
Lillie Irene Machen
Birth: March 15, 1908 49 42Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: May 26, 1988Prattville, Autauga, Alabama, United States
Family with James Rufus Pless - View this family
husband
herself
Francis Bell “Fannie” Machen
Birth: July 17, 1885 26 19Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: December 12, 1975Notasulga, Lee, Alabama, United States
Marriage: December 14, 1903

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Miles Clayton Machen - Household

Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Machen, Miles CheadWMAug185841M16ALALALCarpenter
Machen, Clara EwifeWFDec186534M1688ALALAL
Machen, Chester HsonWMMar188415MALALALAt School
Machen, Fannie BdaughterWFJul188514S00ALALALAt School
Machen, William FsonWMAug188712SALALALAt School
Machen, Altona TsonWMDec188910MALALALAt School
Machen, Ida VdaughterWFNov18918S00ALALAL
Machen, Emma LdaughterWFAug18945S00ALALAL
Machen, Susan MdaughterWFMar18973S00ALALAL
MachendaughterWFOct18997mS00ALALAL