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Albert Gorden Singleton
1/28/1886 - 8/30/1954
Albert Gorden Singleton was born on January 28, 1886 in Mitchell County, Georgia and died on August 30, 1954 in Mitchell County, Georgia. He lived to be 68 years old.

Parents are believed to be G.M. and Eliza Singleton who were born in GA around 1845.

Married Ida (unknown) and they had the following children:
  1. Mayl M.
  2. Charlie May
  3. Lenswood Paul
  4. Gordon Wilder
  5. H. Darby
  6. Lamar
  7. Maxine
  8. Odis Leverne
  9. Preston
Census6/30/1900 Branchville GA (Mitchell County) 14 yrs old 
Recorded as family #179: G. M. Singleton (born in Sept. 1845, age 54), Elize (wife, 5/1848, age 52), William (son, 3/1883, age 17), Henry [or maybe Harry] (son, 5/1885, age 15), Gordon (son, 10/1886, age 13), Lalabell [or maybe Latabell] (daughter, 3/1889, age 16), and Carriebell (daughter, 5/1892, age 9). All were born in GA as were their parents. He is a farmer and his oldest sons state their occupation as farm laborers. 
Census6/11/1910 Parker GA (Mitchell County) 24 yrs old 
Recorded on page 29: Gordon Singleton (age 24), Ida (wife, age 24), Maud (daughter, age 6), Charlie May (daughter, age 3), Paul (son, age 11 months). All were born in GA as were their parents. Gordon is a farmer working the family farm. The handwriting is very faded and difficult to read on this census page.  
Military9/12/1915 GA  29 yrs old 
World War I Draft Registration Card #2182: Albert Gorden Singleton, of RFD Cammilla, Mitchell, GA. He is white, 32 years old and was born on Jan 28, 1886. He is self-employed as a farmer. His next of kin is his wife, Ida Singleton, living at RFD Cammilla. He is short, medium build with brown eyes and black hair. 
Census1/15/1920 Parker GA (Mitchell County) 33 yrs old 
Recorded as family #161: Albert G. Singleton (age 34), Ida (wife, age 35), [Mayl M. is written next and then struck through before being completed], Charlie May (daughter, age 14), Lenswood P. (son, age 11), Gordon W. (son, age 5 and 8 months), H. M. (son, age 2 and 2 months). All were born in GA as were their parents. Albert, Ida, Charlie May and Lenswood can read and write. Albert is a farmer working the family farm. 
Census4/11/1930 Branchville GA (Mitchell County) 44 yrs old 
Recorded as family #138: Gordan Singleton (age 44), Ida (wife, age 45), Wilder (son, age 16), Darbey (son, age 13), Lamar (son, age 10), Maxine (son, age 8), Otus (son, age 5), Preston (son, age 3). All were born in GA as were their parents. All but the two youngest children have been attending school during the past year. Everyone can read and write except the three youngest children. Gordan is a farmer working a general farm and he is not a veteran. 
Death Certificate8/30/1954 GA (Mitchell County) 68 yrs old 
Death Certificate #18766: Albert G. Singleton, a white male, died in Mitchell County on August 30, 1954. He was 68 years old. 

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19 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
26 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
28 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
31 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
34 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
38 1924 Peach County is formed.
3 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
9 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
11 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
14 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
14 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.
15 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
16 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
17 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
18 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
20 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
20 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
20 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
26 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
27 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
28 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
37 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
37 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
38 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
40 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
41 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
42 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
50 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
52 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
60 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
61 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
65 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
66 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
22 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
26 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
27 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
31 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.
33 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
52 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
53 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
55 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.
64 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
23 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
24 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.
41 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
43 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
44 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
46 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
47 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!
48 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
48 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.
49 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
53 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
57 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.
58 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
59 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
68 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
23 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
28 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.
31 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
33 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
34 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.
52 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
53 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.
59 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Ida Crosson
Born about 1885 and died on March 8, 1960
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The Children of Albert Gorden Singleton

Odis Leverne Singleton Sr
Born in Mitchell County, Georgia on December 18, 1924 and died in Camillia, Georgia on January 6, 1966. He was 41 years old.

He had seven children and two of his sons were named Odis Leverne Singleton, Jr.
  1. Odis L. Singleton, Jr.,
  2. Odis L. Singleton, Jr.,
  3. Phillip Singleton,...
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