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Loula Freeman
12/1865 - 1905
Loula Freeman was born on an unknown day in December 1865 somewhere in Florida and died about 1905 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 39 years old.

She married Seaborn on 12/11/1884. Seaborn and Loula's Children: Mary J. O'Bryan (Nov.1886), Charles O'Bryan (Feb.1889), John William O'Bryan (1/30/1890 -3/27/1934), Osa H. O' Bryan (3/20/1892 -8/16/1935), Sallie O'Bryan (May 1894) Jesse L. O'Bryan (Oct.1898)& Gracy E. O'Bryan (1905).
Census6/1/1900 Board Head FL (Calhoun County) 34 yrs old 
Recorded as family #701, 79: Seborn C. O'Bryant (age 37, born July 1863), Loula O'Bryant (age 34, born Dec. 1865), Mary J. O'Bryant (age 13, born Nov. 1886), Charles O'Bryant (11, Feb. 1889), John William O'Bryant (9, March 1891), Osa H. O Bryant (8, 1892), Sallie O'Bryant (6, May 1894), and Jessee L. O'Bryant (age 1, born Oct. 1898). All were born in FL, as were their parents. Seborn is a farmer working the family farm. Seborn and Loula have been married fifteen years and had seven children, six are living. All speak English. While Seborn cannot read or write, his wife can. The oldest five children can read and write and they are attending school. 
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.

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5 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
17 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
18 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.
19 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.
4 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
12 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
14 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
24 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
30 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
32 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
35 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.
35 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
36 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
37 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
38 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
39 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
17 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
20 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
3 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
10 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
11 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Seaborn O'Bryan
Born on an unknown day in July 1863 and died about 1931.
They were married 12/11/1884.

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Sallie L. O'Bryan
Born in Chipola, Florida on an unknown day in May 1894 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1915. She was about 20 years old.

The daughter of Seaborn Charles Thomas O'Bryan (O'Bryant) (7/1863 -1931)and Loula O'bryan (12/1865). She married George Bailey on 11/23/1913 in Calhoun Co. FL. They had one son Samuel Lee (1915)She m...
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