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Matilda SchermerhornAge: 81 years18561937

Matilda Schermerhorn
Given names
Birth 1856 29 26
Birth of a sisterAnn Martha Schermerhorn
July 13, 1858 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 12 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Birth of a brotherJohn Schermerhorn
about 1861 (Age 5 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 5 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://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Birth of a sisterAmelia Schermerhorn
about 1866 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 11 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://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 11 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Birth of a brotherFrederick Schermerhorn
about 1869 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 13 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://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Birth of a sisterLottie Schermerhorn
about 1872 (Age 16 years)
MarriageDaniel T. WrightView this family
December 25, 1878 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 22 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Death of a motherMary Eliza Harvey
June 17, 1889 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a parentSamuel Joseph SchermerhornMatilda PrescottView this family
May 2, 1898 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 42 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://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Death of a sisterAmelia Schermerhorn
July 21, 1899 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 60 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 61 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 62 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://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Death of a sisterAnn Martha Schermerhorn
after 1918 (Age 62 years)

Death of a fatherSamuel Joseph Schermerhorn
January 11, 1922 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 73 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Death of a brotherJohn Schermerhorn
1936 (Age 80 years)
Death 1937 (Age 81 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 1, 1849Ontario, CANADA
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elder sister
4 years
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
4 years
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Matilda Prescott - View this family
Marriage: May 2, 1898Wilton, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, CANADA
Family with Daniel T. Wright - View this family
Marriage: December 25, 1878Odessa, Ontario, CANADA

  1. Generation 1
    1. Matilda Schermerhorn, daughter of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born in 1856 in Ermestown, Ontario, CANADA and died in 1937 in Ontario, CANADA at the age of 81. She married Daniel T. Wright on December 25, 1878 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA.