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Pearl Mae Edenfield 



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Pearl Mae Edenfield
5/8/1894 - 11/7/1972
(Shown at age 51)
Pearl Mae Edenfield was born on May 8, 1894 in Jackson Co., Florida and died on November 7, 1972 in Bay Co., Florida. She lived to be 78 years old.

Her grandparents were Richard Franklin Edenfied (7/18/1839 FL - 2/29/1908 Grand Ridge, FL) and Sarah Durden (1843 GA - 12/23/1871 Grand Ridge, FL).

Her parents were Arrinda "Arrindy" Roberts (Jan. 1859 Jackson Co.FL - 12/9/1949 Grand Ridge, FL) and John Franklin Edenfield (Jan. 1855 Calhoun Co. FL - 3/21/1938 Grand Ridge, FL).

Judson and Pearl had four children:
  1. William G. "Bill" Johnson
  2. Amos L. Johnson
  3. Lillie M. Johnson
  4. Gracie L. Johnson
Census6/8/1900 Pleasant Hill FL (Jackson County) 6 yrs old 
John Edenfield (age 44)(born Jan 1855) , Arrinda Edenfield (41)(Jan 1859), Callie Edenfield (18)(Oct 1881), Charlie Edenfield (17)(Feb 1883), Josephine Edenfield (14)(Jun 1885), Cornelius Edenfield (12)(Apr 1888), John Edenfield (9)(Aug 1890), Arrie Edenfield (8)(May 1892), Pearl Edenfield (5)(Jul 1894), Luther Edenfield (3)(Dec 1896)& Carrie Edenfield (1)(Jul 1898). John & Arrinda have been married 22 years, they have 10 childern 9 are living. All were born in FL. John's parents born in FL, Arrinda parents were born in GA. John is a farmer.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census5/4/1910 Shady Grove FL (Jackson County) 15 yrs old 
#94 - John Edenfield (age 49) , Arrindy Edenfield (48), John Edenfield (19), Arrie Edenfield (17), Pearl Edenfield (15), Luther Edenfield (14)& Carrie Edenfield (12). John & Arrinda have been married 32 years, they have 12 childern 9 are living. All were born in FL. John's parents born in FL, Arrinda parents were born in GA. John is a farmer, all chlidren are farm laborers.  
Census4/11/1930  Kinard FL (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Judson Johnson (38), Pearl Johnson (39), William G. Johnson (15), Amos L. Johnson (13), Lillie M. Johnson (11), and Gracie L. Johnson (2 3mo.). All were born in FL, as were their parents. They rent their home for $5 a month. Judson was 17 and Pearl was 18 when they married. Judson says he is a laborer who works with car tires. William says he is working as a log sawer.  
Census1/1/1935 Panama City Precinct 1 FL (Bay County) 40 yrs old 
Judson Johnson (age 38), Pearl Johnson (38), Bill Johnson (20), Amos Johnson (18), Lillie Mae Johnson (16), and Gracie Johnson (7). They live outside the city limits. Judson, Pearl and Bill say they finished grade school. Judson is a contractor. Bill is a laborer. Amos is a student in the 6th grade and Lillie is in the 1st. All were born in FL.  
Census1/1/1945 Panama City FL (Bay County) 50 yrs old 
J.R. Johnson (age 49), Mrs. Johnson (49), Bill (30), Amos L. (29) and Gracie (17). All were born in FL. J.R. and his sons are laborers. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Pearl Edenfield's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Pearl, her family, and friends. For example, Pearl is 15 years old when The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
12 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
23 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
34 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.
63 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
68 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
1 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
3 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
6 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.
6 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
7 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
8 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
9 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
10 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
12 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
12 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
12 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
18 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
19 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
20 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
29 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
29 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
30 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
32 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
33 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
34 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
42 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
44 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
52 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
53 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
57 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
58 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
63 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.
66 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
68 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
71 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
77 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
14 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
18 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
19 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
23 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.
25 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
44 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
45 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
47 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.
56 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
61 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
66 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
69 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
75 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.
76 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.
15 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
16 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.
33 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
35 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
36 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
38 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
39 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!
40 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
40 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.
41 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
45 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
49 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.
50 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
51 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
60 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.
68 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
72 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
73 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.
77 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
78 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
15 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
20 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.
23 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
25 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
26 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.
44 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
45 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.
51 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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the Johnsons
the Johnsons

Judson Johnson
Born on October 8, 1895 and died on December 8, 1959.
They were married 5/13/1912.

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The Children of Pearl Mae Edenfield

William 'Bill' G. Johnson
Born in an unknown place on October 17, 1913 and died in Bay Co., Florida on April 22, 1991. He was 77 years old.

May have gone by the nickname of "Red" and was often called "Govenor" for his middle name.

One family story says his father was an Indian who was born while his parents traveled the Trail o...
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Amos Lewis Johnson
Born somewhere in Georgia on December 15, 1916 and died in Panama City, Bay County, Florida on April 2, 1973. He was 56 years old.

He married Lolie Carrie Deal. ...
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