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Elizabeth  Pearsall 

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1820 - 1920


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Elizabeth Pearsall
8/1859 - 1959
Elizabeth Pearsall was born on an unknown day in August 1859 in an unknown place overseas in Canada and died in an unknown year somewhere in Michigan. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 99 years old.

Elizabeth is beleived to have a sister, Mary A., who married Hugh Hamilton. Their maiden name may be Pearsall. However, neither of these facts have been confirmed at this time.

On the 1880 Census, Elizabeth and her one-month old son are found visiting her sister in MI. By 1900, she has remarried and is found living in MI with her husband, Zoel Prince, who was also born in Canada. Zoel's parents are Jean Louis Prince and Marguerite Perreault Prince from Athabaska, Quebec, Canada.
Census6/14/1880 District 58 MI  20 yrs old 
Elizabeth Green (age 20, married) and her one month old son, Alden J. Green, are recorded on the census as visitors in the home of Hugh and Mary Hamilton (ages 38 and 29). Elizabeth was born in Canada, her father in England, and mother in NY. Her son was born in MI. Her son's father was born in MI. Hugh's wife, Mary A., says her parents were born in the same place as Elizabeth's parents. She and Elizabeth are possibly sisters. 
Census6/8/1900 Higgins MI (Roscommon County) 40 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #97 and family #100: Zeoty Prince (head, white male, age 44, born May 1856), Lizzie Prince (wife, age 40, born August 1859), and Alden Green (step son, age 20, born April 1880). Zeoty and Lizzie have been married 14 years. Lizzie has given birth to one child who is still living. Zeoty and Lizzie were born in Canada and Alden was born in MI. Zeoty's parents were both born in Canada (English speaking). Lizzie's father was born in England and her mother in New York. Zeoty and Alden say their occupation is woodsman. Zeoty immigrated to the United States in 1875 and has been living here for the past 25 years. All can read and write and they own their home -- which is free of any mortgage.  
Marriage12/27/1910 Onaway MI (Presque Isle County) 51 yrs old 
Recorded as license #112: Aldan Green, age 30, and Mary Pearsall, age 26, are issued a marriage license on December 27, 1910. Aldan is from Roscommon and Mary from Onaway. Alden's parents are John Green and unknown Persall. Mary's parents are William Cross and Martha Lure. The couple was married on December 27, 1910 in Onaway. They were married by Clergyman Grant Perkins. Witnesses were Francis Solar and Joseph Cross from Onaway. These two witnesses also witnessed the marriage of Chas McCarty Jr. and Gertrude Warren two days later.  
Census4/10/1930 MI (Roscommon County) 70 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #52 and family #56: Zoel Prince (age 73) and Elizabeth (wife, age 70). The couple lives next door to Elizabeth's son, Alden Green. The couple owns their home and a radio. They estimate the value of their home to be $1,000. Both were born in Canada. Zoel says he was French Canadian and Elizabeth was English Canadian. Zoel's parents were French Canadian. Elizabeth's father was English Canadian and her mother was born in New York. Zoel's native language is French. Both immigrated to the US in 1878. Zoel is working odd jobs.  

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6 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
10 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
18 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
20 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
30 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
36 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
38 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
41 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.
41 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
42 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
43 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
44 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
45 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
47 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
47 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
47 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
53 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
54 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
55 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
64 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
64 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
65 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
67 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
68 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
69 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
77 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
79 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
87 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
88 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
92 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
93 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
98 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.
2 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
3 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
23 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
26 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
49 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
53 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
54 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
58 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.
60 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
79 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
80 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
82 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.
91 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
96 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
2 1861 Between 1861-1865 Michigan sends 90,000 men, nearly a quarter of the state's male population to fight in state regiments for American Civil War
12 1871 Fires burn Manistee and Holland
20 1879 New State Capitol dedicated in Lansing. The structure cost $1,510,130.
31 1890 Between 1890 and 1900, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were among many automotive companies founded in southeastern Michigan.
69 1928 Construction of the Ford River Rouge Plant is completed; the largest integrated factory complex in the world employs 100,000 people
70 1929 The Ambassador Bridge opens between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. It is the longest bridge in the world when built. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel would open the next year.
78 1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike ended with official recognition of the United Auto Workers by General Motors.
82 1941 Between 1941-1945 During World War II, Detroit is called the "Arsenal of Democracy" for its wartime industry; Fort Wayne is the largest motor vehicle and parts depot in the world.
84 1943 Riot broke out pitting whites against blacks during wartime.
91 1950 Detroit is the 4th largest city in the U.S., with 1.8 million people
100 1959 Motown music begins recording in Detroit.
1 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
3 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
4 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
6 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
9 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
16 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
17 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
50 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
51 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.
68 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
70 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
71 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
73 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
74 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!
75 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.
75 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
76 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
80 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
84 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.
85 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
86 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
95 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.
50 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
55 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.
58 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
60 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
61 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.
79 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
80 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.
86 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

John Green
Born about 1850 and died about 1900
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Alden John Green
Born somewhere in Michigan on April 24, 1880 and died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan on an unknown day in March 1967. He was about 86 years old.

Burial beside his wife at Roscommon Village Cemetery....
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