The Shemwell Family

Altona Thurman MachenAge: 55 years18891945

Altona Thurman Machen
Given names
Altona Thurman
Birth December 11, 1889 31 23
MarriageNora Elizabeth MooreView this family

Birth of a sisterIda Vocata Machen
November 7, 1891 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterEmma Lois Machen
August 23, 1894 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan Myrtis Machen
March 5, 1897 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 -
Birth of a sisterMattie Mae Machen
October 15, 1899 (Age 9 years)
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Death of a sisterMattie Mae Machen
October 18, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterMaude Q Machen
about 1901 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterGladys Odella Machen
August 18, 1904 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterLillie Irene Machen
March 15, 1908 (Age 18 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Frank Machen
January 3, 1916 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
WW1 Draft
June 4, 1917 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 27 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 28 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherClara Eugenia Cooksey
October 12, 1938 (Age 48 years)

Death of a fatherMiles Clayton Machen
April 26, 1941 (Age 51 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 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 -
Death February 12, 1945 (Age 55 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 3, 1883Ashland, Clay, Alabama, United States
11 months
elder brother
16 months
elder sister
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
elder brother
2 years
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
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
Family with Nora Elizabeth Moore - View this family

Altona Thurman Machen has 0 first cousins recorded

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

Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama

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