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William 'Billie' Ann Eliza Farr 

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William 'Billie' Ann Eliza Farr
8/21/1864 - 8/21/1937
William 'Billie' Ann Eliza Farr was born on August 21, 1864 somewhere in Florida and died on August 21, 1937 in Sopchoppy , Wakulla County, Florida. She lived to be 73 years old.

She married John Fradosia and they are believed to have had four children. Names of their children are believed to be William "Willie" Fradosia (born 7/1888), Mary Henrietta Holly Fradosia, Ellen Farr Fradosia and the fourth is unknown Fradosia.
Billie states in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census that she is a widow.

The full name shown on her tombstone reads W.A.E. Billie Freddosia. Her husband and two of her children are also buried in the same cemetery.
Census7/1/1870 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 5 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #71: Henrietta Farr is listed as a 53 year old Housekeeper. Ellen (age 26) and Ann Eliza (age 6) also live with her. Henrietta estimates the value of her real estate to be $100 and personal estate to be $175. Henrietta's place of birth is listed as North Carolina. Florida is listed as the place of birth for both girls. Jackson J. Roberts (age 28, white male, farmer, born in FL) is listed as part of Henrietta's household.  Source:  Roll M593_133, Page 772
Census6/14/1880 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 15 yrs old 
Recorded as family #55: Henritta Fair (mother, age 64), Ellen Fair (daughter, age 35), W.A.G. Fair (grand daughter, age 16). Henretta was born in SC and so were her parents. Ellen was born in FL and both her parents in SC. W.A.G. was born in FL as were both of her parents. All three are at home (not employed).  
Additional information about Wakulla County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Wakulla County) 20 yrs old 
page 47, #2 - Henrietta Fair (age 60), Ellen Hally (42) and W. A. Hally (21). Henrietta is a farmer, born in NC, her parents were born in NC, no mark for married, single or widow. Ellen was born in FL, she is a widow. W.A. was born in FL, she is single.  
Census6/6/1900 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 35 yrs old 
Listed as family #56: Henrietta Farr (a widow, age 90, born 4/1810 in NC), Ellen (her unmarried daughter, age 56, born 1/1844 in FL), Mrs. William Freddoso (her widowed grand daughter, age 35, born 8/1864 in FL) and William Freddoso (her grandson, age 11, born 7/1888 in FL). Henrietta and her parents were born in NC. William's father was born in Italy and his mother in FL. Everyone else was born in FL. Ellen & Mrs. Freddoso say they are farmer labors. William attends school. Henrietta has given birth to two children and only one is currently living (her daughter Ellen). Her grand daughter, Mrs. Freddoso, has given birth to one child who is also still living.  
Census5/20/1910 precent 3 FL (Wakulla County) 45 yrs old 
Listed family #172: Henrietta Farr (widowed, age 94), Ellen (her widowed daughter, age 66), Mrs. William Fraddoria (her widowed daughter, age 45), and William Fraddoria (her grandson, age 31). Henrietta and her mother were born in NC while her father was born in the United States. William's father was born in Italy. Everyone else was born in FL. Henretta has given birth to two children and one is still living. William is employed as a carotene haller (Kerosene hauler?). All can read and write. 
Census1/22/1920 Smith Creek, Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 55 yrs old 
Listed as dwelling #183 at 148 Curtis Mill Road: Willie E. Fradosio (widow, female, age 55) and John W Fradosio (unmarried son, male, age 32). Willie owns her house. Both can read and write. Willie and her mother were born in FL, her father in U.S. John and his mother were born in FL and his father in Italy. They are farmers working a general farm. 
Census1/1/1935 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 70 yrs old 
Recorded on page 6, line 50: Billy Fraddosia (age 70), was born in FL, she own her home and doesn't list she went to school. 
Graveyard/Tombstone8/21/1937 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 73 yrs old 
W. A. E. Billy Fraddosia - 21 Aug 1864 to 21 Aug 1937 - West Sopchoppy Cemetery.  Source:

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during William 'Billie' Farr's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of William 'Billie', her family, and friends. For example, William 'Billie' is 1 years old when American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
1 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
1 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.
6 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
18 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
19 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.
20 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.
42 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
53 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
64 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.
1 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
5 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
13 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
15 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
25 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
31 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
33 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
36 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.
36 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
37 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
38 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
39 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
40 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
42 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
42 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
42 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
48 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
49 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
50 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
59 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
59 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
60 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
62 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
63 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
64 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
72 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
18 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
21 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
44 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
48 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
49 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
53 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.
55 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
1 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
4 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
11 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
12 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
45 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
46 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.
63 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
65 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
66 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
68 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
69 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!
70 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.
70 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
71 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
45 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
50 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.
53 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
55 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
56 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.
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John Fraddosio
Born about 1860 and died about 1900
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John William Fraddosio
Born in Sopchoppy, Wakulla County, Florida on July 31, 1888 and died in Sopchoppy, Florida on September 4, 1932. He was 44 years old.

No known children. Burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery....
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