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Ellen 'Nellie'  Gregory 

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Thomas Gregory
3/1851 - 10/31/1939

Betsy Gutteridge
2/13/1855 - 3/7/1939
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Ellen 'Nellie' Gregory
9/1884 - 1/8/1968
(Shown at age 24)
Ellen 'Nellie' Gregory was born on an unknown day in September 1884 in Cambria County, Pennsylvania and died on January 8, 1968 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. She lived to be 83 years old.

She also went by Ella. Her parents were Thomas Gregory (3/1851 England - 10/31/1939 OH) and Betsy Gutridge (2/13/1855 England-3/7/1939)
Census6/21/1900 Carroll PA (Cambria County) 15 yrs old 
268:Thomas Gregory (age 49-Mar 1851), Betsy Gregory (45-Feb 1855), Samuel T. Gregory (17-Mar 1883), Ellen Gregory (15-Sep 1884), William Gregory (14-Jan 1886), Florence Gregory (11-Dec 1888), John Gregory (10-May 1890), Henry C. Gregory (6-Oct 1893), Lucy Gregory (4-Apr 1894),and border - William Gregory (44-abt 1856). Thomas, Betsy and William were born in England, all others in PA. Thomas, Samuel, William and the border William are coal miners. Thomas and Betsy have been married 25 years, they have 11 children. Thomas immigrated to the US in 1879. 
Census1/1/1910 Akron OH (Summit County) 25 yrs old 
Listed: F. M. Windows (age 25) born in England, Ella (age 25) born in PA, Frederick E. (age 5) born in PA. 
Census1/1/1920 Akron OH (Summit County) 35 yrs old 
Listed: Fred M. windows (age 35) born in England, occupation Fibercloth at Rubber Co., Ella (age 35), Earl (age 15).

Immigrated 1891. They state parents born in England. 
Census1/1/1930 Cuyahoga Falls OH (Summit County) 45 yrs old 
Listed: Fred M. Windows (age 45), head, born in England, occupation Salesman. Ella (age 45), born in PA, Frederick E. (age 25), born in PA, occupation Salesman.

Immigrated 1886. States both parents born in England. 

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5 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
11 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
13 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
16 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.
16 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
17 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
18 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
19 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
20 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
22 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
22 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
22 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
28 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
29 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
30 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
39 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
39 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
40 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
42 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
43 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
44 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
52 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
54 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
62 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
63 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
67 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
68 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
73 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
76 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
78 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
81 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
1 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
24 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
28 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
29 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
33 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.
35 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
54 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
55 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
57 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.
66 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
71 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
76 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
79 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
25 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
26 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.
43 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
45 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
46 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
48 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
49 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!
50 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.
50 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
51 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
55 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
59 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.
60 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
61 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
70 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.
78 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
82 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
83 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
25 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
30 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.
33 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
35 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
36 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.
54 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
55 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.
61 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Fred Windows
Born on December 19, 1884 and died on November 25, 1942
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21 years old
Frederick Earl Windows
Born in Akron, Ohio on November 3, 1904 and died in Orange Co., Florida on December 21, 1974. He was 70 years old.

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