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Benjamin Franklin Wood 

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William Monroe Wood
12/21/1857 - 2/23/1897

Frances 'Fannie' Caroline Edwards
9/30/1867 - 4/20/1915
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Benjamin Franklin Wood
1/2/1892 - 8/8/1929
(Shown at age 43)
Benjamin Franklin Wood was born on January 2, 1892 in Calhoun County, Florida and died on August 8, 1929 in Saint George, Charlton County, Georgia. He lived to be 37 years old.

He was called Frank
Census6/21/1900 Bristol FL (Liberty County) 8 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #407 and family #408: Fannie C. Wood (age 32, born Sep. 1867), Charles R. Wood (age 10, born Apr. 1890) and Benjamin Wood (age 8, born Jan. 1892). Fannie is a widow, she had 3 children 2 are living, she works as a seamstress. All were born in FL as were their parents. Her sons attended school for 4 months that year. Fannie & Charles can read and write. 
Census4/23/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun Co. County) 18 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #32: J. W. Pope (age 57), Fennie Pope (age 43), Charley Pope (20) & Frank Pope (18). J.W. & Fannie have been married 9 years and have 2 children. J.W. is a farmer. All were born in FL. 
Military1/1/1918 FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
Name: Benjamin Franklin Wood, County: Calhoun, State: Florida, Birthplace: Blountstown, Florida, United States of America, Birth Date: Jan. 2,1892, Occupation: farmer, Race: Caucasian (White), Married or single: Single, Build: medium, Eye color: blue , Hair color: Black 
Military5/17/1918 FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
Name: Benjamin Franklin Wood, Gender: Male, Entrainment Date: May 17, 1918, Military Camp: Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind, Residence Year: Abt 1918, Local Board: Calhoun, Florida, Box Number: 02 
Death Certificate8/8/1929 Saint George GA (Charlton County) 37 yrs old 
Benjamin Franklin wood, born 1/2/1892 in FL, died on August 8, 1927 in Saitn George, Charlton County, GA. His parents were William Monroe Wood and Fannie Caroline Edwards. He was married to Mary Lee Wood.   Source:  Georgia Death Certificate #23306.

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14 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
25 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
36 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
13 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
20 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
22 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
25 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
28 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
32 1924 Peach County is formed.
3 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
5 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
8 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.
8 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
9 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
10 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
11 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
12 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
14 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
14 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
14 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
20 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
21 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
22 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
31 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
31 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
32 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
34 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
35 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
36 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
16 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
20 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
21 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
25 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.
27 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
17 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
18 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.
35 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
37 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
17 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
22 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.
25 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
27 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
28 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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Mary Baker
Born on January 16, 1902 and died on October 18, 1995
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Benjamin Franklin Wood Jr.
Born in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia on April 5, 1924 and died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida on March 28, 2010. He was 86 years old.

He married Elizabeth "Beth" A. _______ (12/7/1923 - 8/13/2013)....
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