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Drucilla  Wood 



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Drucilla Wood
5/19/1848 - 2/1/1913
(Shown at age 37)
Drucilla Wood was born on May 19, 1848 somewhere in Alabama and died on February 1, 1913 in Houston County, Texas. She lived to be 64 years old.

Her parents were James Pierce and Christiana (Lovette) Wood. She married Noah in 1868.
Census6/27/1900 Cobita TX (Polk County) 52 yrs old 
167 - Noah Richards (age 53, born May 1847) and Drucillia (52, March 1848). They have been married 32 years and have one son (who is still living). Noah was born in FL, as were his parents. Drucillia was born in GA, as were her parents. Noah is working as a day larborer at farm #192. Both can read, write, and speak English. 
Census4/18/1910 Justice Precinct 1 TX (Angelina County) 61 yrs old 
#145 -Noah Richards (age 65) and Durcilla Richards (62). He was born in Florida, he says he doesn't know where his father was born, mother in SC. She was born in AL, and says she doesn't know where her father was born, mother in AL. They have been married 42 years and have one child. They own their home. Noah is a farmer, #19.  

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2 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
5 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
8 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
11 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
17 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
21 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
29 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
31 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
41 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
47 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
49 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
52 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.
52 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
53 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
54 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
55 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
56 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
58 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
58 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
58 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
64 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
65 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
13 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
14 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
37 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
60 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
64 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
65 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
12 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
14 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
15 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
17 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
20 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
27 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
28 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
61 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
62 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.
61 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
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Druculla, Noah and Jesse
Druculla, Noah and Jesse

Noah Richards
Born on an unknown day in May 1847 and died on April 13, 1926
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The Children of Drucilla Wood

16 years old
Jesse Newell Richards
Born in Upshur Co., Texas on August 8, 1869 and died in Houston Co., Texas on January 29, 1937. He was about 67 years old.

He married Texas Ella York

Ellia Drucilla (1891)
Norman (1896)
Noah (1893)
Tilman (1910)
Harvey R.(1913)
Vernettie Ann(1898)
Nena (1900)
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