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Martha E. Luisar Ward 

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Martha E. Luisar Ward
4/22/1866 - 5/10/1952
(Shown at age 84)
Martha E. Luisar Ward was born on April 22, 1866 somewhere in Alabama and died on May 10, 1952 in Montgomery Co., Texas. She lived to be 86 years old.

She married John Caswell in Walton Co. FL.
Children: G. Cleveland Caswell (Nov.1888), Katie A. Caswell (Aug.1890), Mary Velma Caswell (Aug. 1892) & Johnnie Caswell (April 1898).

Gramma Caswell was fiesty old lady and told them stories about the trips from Florida and about being Indians. We were young and do not remember most of the stories. The house in the photo is the one she remembers spending most of he early childhood and summers after she started to school. The house was on Hwy 105, where Martha lived with her oldest daughter, Katie A. Hatcher. He first son wore baby clothes made out of hand woven linen night shirts that had belonged to John Martin. - from Katie Hollander
Census6/23/1900 Carthage TX (Panola County) 34 yrs old 
#494, #501 -John Caswell (age38 -born Jan. 1862), Martha E. Caswell (34- April 1866), G. Cleveland Caswell (13 -Nov.1888), Katie A. Caswell (9 -Aug.1890), Mary V. Caswell (7 -Aug. 1892) & Johnnie Caswell (2- April 1898). John and Martha have been married 14 years, they have 4 children, all are living. All were born in FL. John's father was born in AL and his mother in GA. Martha's parents were born in FL.  
Census1/19/1920 Conroe TX (Montgomery County) 53 yrs old 
# 61,#70 - J. M. Caswell (age58), Martha Caswell (55)& (daughter -married)Velma Christian (21).John and Velma were born in FL, Martha in AL.John's father was born in FL and mother in GA. Martha's parents in AL. John is a larborer.  
Census4/17/1930 Montgomery TX (Conroe County) 64 yrs old 
family# 507 - John M. Caswell (age 69), Martha Caswell (64), (grandson) John C. Mc Cullough (16)& (granddaughter) Vergie Mc Cullough (15).John was born in FL, his father in FL and mother in GA. He is a Merchant/Grocer. Martha was born in AL, as were her parents. Grandchildren born in TX. They own their home, valued at $5000. John was 23 and Martha was 21 when they were married. They can all read & write.  

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3 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
11 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
13 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
23 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
29 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
31 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
34 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.
34 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
35 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
36 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
37 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
38 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
40 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
40 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
40 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
46 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
47 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
48 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
57 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
57 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
58 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
60 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
61 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
62 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
70 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
72 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
80 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
81 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
85 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
86 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
16 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
19 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
42 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
46 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
47 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
51 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.
53 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
72 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
73 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
75 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.
84 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
2 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
9 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
10 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
43 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
44 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.
61 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
63 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
64 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
66 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
67 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!
68 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.
68 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
69 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
73 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
77 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.
78 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
79 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
43 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
48 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.
51 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
53 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
54 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.
72 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
73 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.
79 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Martha Ward
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John Caswell
Born on an unknown day in January 1862 and died on February 21, 1935
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The Children of Martha E. Luisar Ward

Katie Ann Caswell
Born in Freeport, Florida on August 6, 1890 and died in Conroe, Texas on an unknown day in April 1976. She was 85 years old.

She married Richard C. Hatcher on 2/12/1912 in Beclair, TX....
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