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William Jefferson Peacock 

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James Kinson Peacock
3/3/1845 - 8/9/1932

Mary Elizabeth Pierce
4/3/1849 - 2/5/1931
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William Jefferson Peacock
3/7/1875 - 12/24/1970
(Shown at age 31)
William Jefferson Peacock was born on March 7, 1875 in Sink Creek, Florida and died on December 24, 1970 in Altha, Florida. He lived to be 95 years old.

He married Mary Leila Hansford (1/29/1882 - 3/29/1968).
They had seven children:
Mary Lola
Robert Roy (8/31/1903-12/14/1973)
Leila Viola
William Jesse (9/2/1907 -6/3/1988)
Edith Eudra
Zola Mae (1916 -5/16/1996)
James Monroe Peacock
Census6/2/1880 Precinct 7 FL (Jackson County) 5 yrs old 
family#11 - James K. Peacock (age 35), Mary E. Peacock (31), Charley K. Peacock (10), Sarah E. Peacock (9), James P. Peacock (7), William J. Peacock (5), John J. Peacock (3)& Mary E. Peacock (1). James is a farmer, Mary keeps house and Charley is a farm laborer. James was born in GA, his parents in GA also. Mary was born in AL, her father in AL & mother in SC. All children in FL.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/5/1900 Dykes Mill FL (Jackson County) 25 yrs old 
family# 31 - William J. Peacock (age 25 -3/1875), Mary L. Peacock (19 -1/1881) & brother John D. Peacock (22 - 12/1887). William & John are farmers. They were all born in FL. William & John's father was born in GA, mother in AL. Mary's parents were born in FL. They can all read & write. William & Mary have been married less than a year.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/16/1920 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
William J. Peacock (age 44) Mary L. Peacock (38), Lola M. Peacock (18), Robert R. Peacock (16), Lelia V. Peacock (14), Jese Peacock (12), Dora E. Peacock (10) & Zafa M. Peacock (3 9mo.).All were born in FL. William's parents were born in AL, Mary's in FL. William is a farmer.  
Census4/2/1930 Village of Altha FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
family# 21 - William J. Peacock (age 55), Leila M. Peacock (48), Robert R. Peacock (26), Vala M. Peacock (14)& James M. Peacock (7). They own their home and it is valued at $800. They were all born in FL. William's father was born in GA & mother in AL. Leila's parents were born in FL. William is a laborer at a saw mill. William & Leila were married at age 25 & 18.  
Death Certificate12/15/1970 FL (Bay County) 95 yrs old 
William J. Peacock Last Residence: Altha, Calhoun, Florida, Born: 3/17/1875 Died: 12/15/1970   Source:  Social Security Death Index

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7 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
8 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
9 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
31 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
42 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
53 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
82 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
87 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
2 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
4 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
14 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
20 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
22 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
25 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
25 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
26 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
27 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
28 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
29 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
31 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
31 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
31 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
37 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
38 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
39 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
48 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
48 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
49 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
51 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
52 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
53 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
61 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
63 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
71 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
72 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
76 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
77 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
82 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
85 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
87 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
90 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
7 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
10 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
33 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
37 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
38 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
42 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
44 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
63 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
64 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
66 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
75 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
80 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
85 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
88 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
94 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
95 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
1 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
34 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
35 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
52 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
54 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
55 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
57 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
58 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
59 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
59 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
60 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
64 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
68 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
69 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
70 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
79 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
87 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
91 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
92 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
34 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
39 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
42 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
44 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
45 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
63 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
64 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
70 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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