The Shemwell Family

Samuel Franklin MilesAge: 90 years18621952

Name
Samuel Franklin Miles
Given names
Samuel Franklin
Surname
Miles
Birth January 29, 1862
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 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 4 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 6 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 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
MarriageGenevieve Lee “Jennie” StagnerView this family
May 29, 1904 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#1Grady Wilson Miles
August 19, 1906 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a son
#2Wilton Samuel Miles
August 21, 1907 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a son
#3Perry Leslie Miles
October 9, 1908 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#4Virgil Corbett Miles
May 27, 1911 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#5Joseph Clarence Miles
June 23, 1913 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Ethel Miles
November 2, 1915 (Age 53 years)
Death of a daughterMary Ethel Miles
May 11, 1916 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a daughter
#7Infant Miles
October 27, 1917 (Age 55 years)
Death of a daughterInfant Miles
October 27, 1917 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 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 55 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/
Death of a wifeGenevieve Lee “Jennie” Stagner
January 5, 1919 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 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 sonVirgil Corbett Miles
September 5, 1935 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 79 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 87 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 83 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 October 17, 1952 (Age 90 years)
Last change April 6, 201601:24:35

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Genevieve Lee “Jennie” Stagner - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 29, 1904Stewart, Tennessee, United States
2 years
son
Grady Wilson Miles
Birth: August 19, 1906 44 25Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: about 1960Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
1 year
son
14 months
son
Perry Leslie Miles
Birth: October 9, 1908 46 27Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 24, 1956Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
3 years
son
Virgil Corbett Miles
Birth: May 27, 1911 49 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 5, 1935Henry, Tennessee, United States
2 years
son
Joseph Clarence Miles
Birth: June 23, 1913 51 32Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 7, 1980Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Mary Ethel Miles
Birth: November 2, 1915 53 34Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 11, 1916Henry, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Infant Miles
Birth: October 27, 1917 55 36Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 27, 1917Henry, Tennessee, United States

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