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Simeon  Barber 

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Choice Asa Barber
1/22/1842 - 12/12/1923


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Simeon Barber
10/18/1882 - 1/19/1908
Simeon Barber was born on October 18, 1882 somewhere in Georgia and died on January 19, 1908 in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 25 years old.

He was called "Sim"
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 17 yrs old 
Choice A. Barbar (age 58 - Feb. 1842), 247 -Martha Barbar (53 - Apr. 1857), Lizzie Barbar (21 -Apr. 1879), Sim Barbar (19 - Aug. 1880), Crawford Barbar (15 - March 1885), Elsie Barbar (12- May 1888), Lee Barbar (8 - Apr. 1892), Carlas Barbar (6 - June 1894), Dewey Barbar (1 - June 1899). All were born in FL. Choice and Martha have been married 34 years. They have had ten children, eight are living. Choice is a black smith and Sim is a day laborer.  
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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1 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.
2 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.
24 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
23 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
7 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
13 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
15 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
18 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.
18 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
19 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
20 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
21 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
22 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
24 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
24 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
24 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
3 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
26 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile

Julia Peacock
Born on an unknown day in June 1882 and died about 1920.
They were married 8/26/1900.

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