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Michael Frederick SchermerhornAge: 63 years18621926

Michael Frederick Schermerhorn
Given names
Michael Frederick
Birth November 4, 1862 28
Birth of a sisterSusan Schermerhorn
about 1864 (Age 13 months)

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 sisterKate Schermerhorn
about 1867 (Age 4 years)

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://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
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://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Birth of a brotherSolomom Schermerhorn
about 1870 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a sisterHattie Schermerhorn
about 1872 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
MarriageAlice Lucinda HuffView this family
October 25, 1884 (Age 21 years)
Death of a fatherHorace Schermerhorn
March 2, 1885 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 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
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
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://goo.gl/CElxTx
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://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Death of a brotherGeorge Schermerhorn
November 10, 1921 (Age 59 years)

Death October 21, 1926 (Age 63 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 22, 1856Parsonage, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
8 years
younger sister
-5 years
elder brother
10 years
younger sister
6 years
younger sister
-9 years
8 years
younger brother
Family with Alice Lucinda Huff - View this family
Marriage: October 25, 1884Monroe, Ontario, CANADA

  1. Generation 1
    1. Michael Frederick Schermerhorn, son of Horace Schermerhorn and Hannah Kennerborough, was born on November 4, 1862 in Tamworth, Ontario, CANADA and died on October 21, 1926 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA at the age of 63. He married Alice Lucinda Huff on October 25, 1884 in Monroe, Ontario, CANADA. She was born on May 14, 1866 in Camden East Or Tamworth, Ontario, CANADA and died on July 5, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA at the age of 76.