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John SchermerhornAge: 75 years18611936

Name
John Schermerhorn
Given names
John
Surname
Schermerhorn
Birth about 1861 34 31

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://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Birth of a sisterAmelia Schermerhorn
about 1866 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 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 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Birth of a brotherFrederick Schermerhorn
about 1869 (Age 8 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 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 11 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 17 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 28 years)
Marriage of a parentSamuel Joseph SchermerhornMatilda PrescottView this family
May 2, 1898 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 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 38 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 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 56 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 57 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 57 years)

Death of a fatherSamuel Joseph Schermerhorn
January 11, 1922 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 68 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 1936 (Age 75 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 1, 1849Ontario, CANADA
-3 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
4 years
himself
6 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Matilda Prescott - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: May 2, 1898Wilton, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, CANADA
Family with Ida Madden - View this family
himself
wife

  1. Generation 1
    1. John Schermerhorn, son of Samuel Joseph Schermerhorn and Mary Eliza Harvey, was born about 1861 and died in 1936 in Odessa, Kingston, Ontario.