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Ralph Jackson Connell
10/22/1888 - 6/26/1927
(Shown at age 32)
Ralph Jackson Connell was born on October 22, 1888 in Wewahitchka, Florida and died on June 26, 1927 in Decatur Co., Georgia. He lived to be 38 years old.

Land Deed8/28/1863 GA (Decatur County) -26 yrs before birth 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Ralph Connell.  James I. Connell sells land in Decatur County, GA, to James H. Hays of Thomas County, Georgia. The sale totals $3,400 for lots #157, #158, and #163 in District 19. These lots total 500 acres, more or less.  
Newspaper6/26/1927 Bainbridge GA (Decatur County) 38 yrs old 
Ralph Connell is killed while working on a boat. A boiler explodes and scalds him and a hired hand. Both are killed. (Copy of newspaper clipping found on without references. Date and newspaper are unknown.) 

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18 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
29 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
17 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
24 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
26 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
29 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
32 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
36 1924 Peach County is formed.
1 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
7 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
9 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
12 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
12 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.
13 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
14 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
15 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
16 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
18 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
18 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
18 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
24 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
25 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
26 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
35 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
35 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
36 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
38 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
39 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
20 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
24 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
25 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
29 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 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
21 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
22 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.
39 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
21 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
26 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.
29 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
31 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
32 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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Carl Parrish
Born on January 20, 1896 and died on September 10, 1958
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38 years old
Ouida Connell
Born in Wewahitchka, Florida on June 7, 1916 and died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 30, 2006. She was 90 years old.

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