The Shemwell Family

Mary Jane SikesAge: 70 years18451916

Name
Mary Jane Sikes
Given names
Mary Jane
Surname
Sikes
Married name
Mary Jane Cherry
Birth March 29, 1845
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 9 months)
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
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
MarriageJohn Randolph CherryView this family
January 25, 1865 (Age 19 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 16 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 son
#1William H Cherry
February 4, 1866 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 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 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a daughter
#2Estella Meletha “Mollie” Cherry
August 2, 1868 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 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
Birth of a daughter
#3Lucy McKinsey Cherry
June 17, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Census August 2, 1870 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4James C Cherry
March 26, 1873 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5Zalmon “Zel” Cherry
1875 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonWilliam H Cherry
May 28, 1877 (Age 32 years)
Immigration 1878 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mollie Earl Cherry
February 8, 1878 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 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 19, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Edward BuckEstella Meletha “Mollie” CherryView this family
November 23, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childThomas L BuckLucy McKinsey CherryView this family
calculated 1895 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ruth Elizabeth Buck
1896 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Theade Cornelia Buck
March 11, 1898 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 53 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 grandson
#3William Lee Buck
June 3, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James May Buck
March 8, 1902 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Rev. J Milton Buck
October 7, 1904 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Estella Mae Buck
October 13, 1910 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death January 21, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Asbury Cemetery
Last change March 15, 201713:38:15

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with John Randolph Cherry - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: January 25, 1865
1 year
son
William H Cherry
Birth: February 4, 1866 24 20Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 28, 1877Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
daughter
Estella Meletha “Mollie” Cherry
Birth: August 2, 1868 26 23Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1960Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States
22 months
daughter
3 years
son
James C Cherry
Birth: March 26, 1873 31 27Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death:
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
Mollie Earl Cherry
Birth: February 8, 1878 36 32Coffee, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 28, 1957Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States

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