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Emily  Ayers 

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Thomas W. Ayers
1/18/1841 - 12/13/1896

Sarah Jane Register
1843 - 1880
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Emily Ayers
9/8/1878 - 10/20/1918
Emily Ayers was born on September 8, 1878 in Calhoun County, Florida and died on October 20, 1918 in Calhoun County, Florida. She lived to be 40 years old.

She married Henry Richard Capps (1880 -1948)
Norman (1899)
Charles A. (1902)
Tesco S. (1902)
Ray (1910)
Coy (1914)
Census6/8/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 1 yrs old 
household#80,family#103: Thomas Ayers (age39), Sarah Ayers (38), James Ayers (12), Elizabeth Ayers (9), Jane Ayers (8), Martha Ayers (5)& Emily Ayers (3). Thomas is a famer, He was born in GA, his father in SC, mother GA. Sarah keeps house, she was born in SC as were her parents. States Sarah has a fever on the day this was recorded. James works on the farm. all children were born in FL.  
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) 6 yrs old 
#250 -Thomas Ayers (age 44 GA), James Ayers (17 FL), Bettie Ayers (14 FL), Bukie Ayers (12 FL), Marta Ayers (10 FL), Emily Ayers (7 FL). Thomas is a widow, he works as a farm laborer. Thomas' father was born in SC, mother in GA.  
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.
Census6/1/1900 Board Head FL (Calhoun County) 21 yrs old 
#694- Henry R. Capps (age21 -1/1879), Emily Capps (22 - 8/1877), Norman Capps (5 mos. -12/1899)All were born in FL, Henry's parents were born in FL. Emly's parents were born in FL. Henry is a farm laborer. Henry and Emily were married in 1899  
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.
Census1/1/1910 Traylors Mill FL (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
#21- Henry R. Capps (age 30), Emly Capps (33), Norman Capps (10), Charley Capps (8), Tisco Capps (6 ), Elizan Capps (4 ) Florance Capps ( 2 )All were born in FL, Henry father was born in AL, mother in FL. Emly's parents were born in FL. Henry is a farmer.  
Death Certificate10/20/1918 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
Emily Capps - death certificate #9384, Race: white, gender: female, Date of death: 10/20/1918, date of birth: 9/8/1878. Cause of death: influenza and pneumonia, Place of burial: Ayers Cemetery, Name of father: Thomas Ayers, his place of birth: FL, name of mother: Nellie Register, her place of birth: FL.  
Graveyard/Tombstone10/21/1918 FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
Emily AYERS CAPPS - Sep 8, 1877 to Oct. 21, 1918 - Our beloved mother,at Rest, Gone but not forgotten  

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4 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
5 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.
6 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.
28 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
39 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
1 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
11 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
17 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
19 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
22 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.
22 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
23 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
24 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
25 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
26 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
28 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
28 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
28 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
34 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
35 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
36 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
4 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
7 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
30 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
34 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
35 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
39 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.
31 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
32 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.
31 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
36 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.
39 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
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