Columbus Sherman McJunkin

1869–25 May 1911 (Age 42)
Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Columbus Sherman

When Columbus Sherman McJunkin was born in 1869, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thaddeus "Turk" McJunkin, was 36 and his mother, Martha Ann "Patsy" Johnson, was 40. He married Minnie Bell Medley in 1895, in Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 25 May 1911, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 42.

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Columbus Sherman McJunkin
Minnie Bell Medley
Marriage: 1895
Charles Newton McJunkin
William Samuel McJunkin
Maime Bell McJunkin
Callie Jane McJunkin
Joseph Sherman McJunkin
Winnie McJunkin
Howard Columbus McJunkin

Spouse and Children

Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 9

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 12

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seancín ‘son of Seancín’, Gaelic form of the Middle English personal name Jenkin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cora Mcjenkin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Columbus S Mcjunkin in household of T T Mcjunkin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sherman Mcjunkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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