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Francis 'Frank' Marion Yon 

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William Ruel Yon
1/11/1817 - 5/14/1857

Flora Ann Johnson
8/23/1820 - 1/25/1905
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Francis 'Frank' Marion Yon
4/16/1855 - 11/24/1920
(Shown at age 48)
Francis 'Frank' Marion Yon was born on April 16, 1855 in BLountstown, Florida and died on November 24, 1920 in Dothan, Alabama. He lived to be 65 years old.

He married Mary P. Wood (6/1/1860 - 6/19/1882). They had one child: Mary Lee (Oct. 1879- 1943). She married Clement A. Eldridge, then Lewis T. Fields.

After the death of Mary, Frank married Leila Knight (Sept.1868- ).
Thier children: Everett Yon (Jun.1895), Adeline Yon (May 1897), Marie Yon (1899) N. C. Yon, Flora Yon & Sallie Yon.

Frank was the first Mayor of Blountstown. Frank was motivated to build the city of Blountstown. His first land plat was recorded in 1894. By 1903 he had mapped out the town into streets, alleys, and blocks which is now the major part of the present city.
He constructed his large fourteen room home in Blountstown. He worked to persuade the voters to approve the construction of a new courthouse. He was later elected as County Representative and Supervisor of Registration.
Census7/25/1860 West Wynnton FL (Calhoun County) 5 yrs old 
family# 134: wife-Flora Yon (age 38) Newton Yon (19), Terrel Yon (17), Mary Yon (14), Margaret Yon (10), Calvin Yon (8)& Francis Yon (6). Flora is keeping house, Newton is a farmer & Terrel is a laborer. Flora was born in NC, Newton, Terrel & Mary were born in AL, all others in FL. Estate valued at $4000, personal valued at $8000. For Flora, Newton, Terrel & Mary check marks are in the box for white, black or malatto.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage1/22/1880 FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
Frances M Yon married Mary P. Wood on Jan 22, 1880 in Calhoun Co. FL. Book #1: 1862-1899, page 80.  
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
page 21. # 146, 180 - Frank Yon (age 23) wife - Mary Yon (19). Both were born in FL. Frank's father was born in GA, mother in NC. Mary's father in GA, mother in AL. A check in the box for married within the census year. Frank is a farmer and Mary keeps house. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
page 35 #285, 347 - F.M. Yon (age 30), his mother -Flora Yon (60), daughter -Lee Yon (5). F.M. is a farmer and a widow, he was born in FL, his father was born in GA and mother in NC. Flora is a widow, she was born in NC as were her parents. Lee was born in FL. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Marriage10/19/1889 FL (Liberty County) 34 yrs old 
Frances Yon married Lila LH Knight on 10-19-1889 in Liberty Co.  
Census1/1/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
Francis M. Yon (age 45-Mar.1855) Leila Yon (31-Sept.1868), Avrett Yon (5-Jun.1895), Adlhaide Yon (3-May 1897), Marie Yon (7 mo-Oct.1899),& Flora Yon (81-Aug.1818). Francis ia a farmer and was born in FL, father in GA and mother in NC.Leila was born in SC, as were her parents. All children were born in FL. Flora was born in NC, as were her parents. Francis and Leila had 5 childern, 3 are living. Flora had 7 children, 4 are living.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census4/11/1910 FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
F. M. Yon (55), Lela L. Yon (41), Everett Yon (15), Adeline Yon (13), Marie Yon (10), N. C. Yon (8), Flora Yon (3) & Sallie Yon (2).Francis ia a farmer and was born in FL, father in GA and mother in NC.Leila was born in SC, as were her parents. All children were born in FL. F.M. & Lela have been married 20 years, they had 9 children, 6 are living.  
Census1/1/1920 FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
#392,#407 -Francis M. Yon (age64), Leila A. Yon (51), Newton C. Yon (17), Marie Yon (20), Floria Yon (13)& Sarah E. Yon (11). Francis was born in Fl,his father was born in GA and mother in NC. Leila was born in SC, as were her parents. All children were born in FL.  
Death Certificate11/24/1920 Dothan AL ( Houston County) 65 yrs old 
Death Certificate of Francis M. Yon. 
Graveyard/Tombstone11/25/1920 Wood Cem. Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 65 yrs old 
Francis M. Yon - 1855 1920

M. P. Yon June 1, 1860 -June 19, 1882 - w/o F M Yon  

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6 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
9 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
10 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
10 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
15 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
27 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
28 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.
29 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.
51 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
62 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
1 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
4 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
10 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
14 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
22 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
24 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
34 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
40 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
42 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
45 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
45 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.
46 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
47 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
48 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
49 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
51 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
51 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
51 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
57 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
58 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
59 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
6 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
7 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
27 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
30 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
53 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
57 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
58 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
62 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.
64 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
5 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
7 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
8 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
10 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
13 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
20 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
21 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
54 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
55 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.
54 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
59 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.
62 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
64 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
65 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.

Mary Wood
Born on June 1, 1860 and died on June 19, 1882.
They were married 1/22/1880.

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