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Mary Jane Vanpelt SchermerhornAge: 70 years18771948

Mary Jane Vanpelt Schermerhorn
Given names
Mary Jane Vanpelt
Birth September 23, 1877 23 14
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 3 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Birth of a sisterAlice May Schermerhorn
June 24, 1879 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a brotherSamuel Van Pelt Schermerhorn
December 2, 1880 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Frederick Schermerhorn
December 24, 1882 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Schermerhorn
November 27, 1884 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Schermerhorn
November 2, 1886 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 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
Birth of a half-brotherLouis Thomas Norwood
December 19, 1899 (Age 22 years)
Death of a fatherCharles Horace Schermerhorn
December 13, 1907 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Adams
June 20, 1915 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 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 39 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 40 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
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 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
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 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://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Death of a brotherJohn Schermerhorn
November 23, 1945 (Age 68 years)
Death about 1948 (Age 70 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 3, 1876Sunbury, Storrington, Ontario, CANADA
8 years
younger sister
-7 years
21 months
younger sister
17 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Louis Theodore Norwood - View this family
Family with Charles W. Potter - View this family

  1. Generation 1
    1. Mary Jane Vanpelt Schermerhorn, daughter of Charles Horace Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Adams, was born on September 23, 1877 in Ontario, CANADA and died about 1948.