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Judson Butts Barber 

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Choice Asa Barber
1/22/1842 - 12/12/1923


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Judson Butts Barber
11/27/1872 - 1/4/1921
(Shown at age 28)
Judson Butts Barber was born on November 27, 1872 in Decatur Co., Georgia and died on January 4, 1921 in Bay Co., Florida. He lived to be 48 years old.

His parents were Angeline Cooper Barber (12/12/1858 GA to 4/15/1875 FL) & Choice Asa Barber (1/22/1843 GA to 12/24/1823 FL).
Census12/7/1880 Lower Spring Creek FL (Decatur County) 8 yrs old 
#99,#117 - Choice Barber (age 35), Martha Barber (24), Homer Barber (11), Anna Barber (9), Judgean Barber (7), Choise Barber (6), John Barber (3)& Elizabeth Barber (1). Choice and Homer are laborers, Martha keeps house. All were born in GA, as were parents.  
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Judson Barber (age 27 -nov.1872), Mollie Barber (22 - May1878), & Stella Barber (5 - Nov.1894). Judson and Mollie have been married 8 years, they have one child, they can read & write. All were born in Fl, as were their parents. Judson is a day laborer. They rent their home.  
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.
Census4/18/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 37 yrs old 
#62 -Judson Barber (age 38), Gatsy An Barber (32), Stella Barber (16)& Hilton Barber (1). Judson and Gatsy have been marred 18 years, they have 2 children. All were born in FL, except Judson born in GA. His parents were also born in GA, Gatsy's were born in FL. Judson is a blacksmith in the Iron industry. All can Read & write, except Hilton, Stella attend school. They rent their home. 
Census1/8/1920 Millville FL (Bay County) 47 yrs old 
Judson B. Barber (age 48), Mollie G. Barber (43) & Hilton A. Barber (11). Judson was born in GA, Mollie and Hilton were born in FL. Judson is a Blacksmith at a lumberyard. All can red & write, Hilton attends school.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/4/1921 Millville Cem. FL (Bay County) 48 yrs old 
J. B. Barber - b. Nov. 27, 1872, d. Jan. 4, 1921, Sec. B #49  
Death Certificate1/4/1921 FL (Bay County) 48 yrs old 
Judson Butts Barber - died:1921, race: white, gender: male  Source:  Florida Death Index

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10 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
11 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.
12 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.
34 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
45 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
3 1875 Oconee County formed.
33 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
40 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
42 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
45 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
48 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
5 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
7 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
17 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
23 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
25 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
28 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
28 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.
29 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
30 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
31 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
32 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
34 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
34 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
34 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
40 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
41 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
42 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
10 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
13 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
36 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
40 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
41 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
45 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.
47 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
3 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
4 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
37 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
38 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.
37 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
42 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.
45 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
47 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
48 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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Gatsey 'Mollie' Halley
Born on May 5, 1878 and died on May 6, 1960.
They were married 1/1/1892.

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The Children of Judson Butts Barber

21 years old
Stella L. Barber
Born somewhere in Florida on November 22, 1894 and died in Panama City, Florida on October 6, 1973. She was 78 years old.

She married George Perkins, and they had three children: Myrtle C. (1918 -2008), Mildred Marquerite (11/10/1919 -6/5/1981) & Madrid Alyice(2/28/1922 - 5/11/1987)....
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