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Charles Ralph 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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Charles Ralph Wood
4/3/1890 - 8/19/1952
(Shown at age 55)
Charles Ralph Wood was born on April 3, 1890 in Blountstown, Florida and died on August 19, 1952 in Blountstown, Florida. He lived to be 62 years old.

Occupation: Farmer. Burial at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown, FL
Census6/21/1900 Bristol FL (Liberty County) 10 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) 20 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. 
Marriage6/2/1912 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Marriage of Charles Ralph Wood and Mary El Halley 
Census1/20/1920 Shiloh, district 12 FL (Calhoun County) 29 yrs old 
Family #260: C.R. Wood (age 30) & Ell (22). Both were born in FL, as where their parents. C.R. doesn't have a job. Both can read & write.

W.C. Wood is their next door neighbor. 

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16 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
27 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
38 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.
5 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
7 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
10 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.
10 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
11 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
12 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
13 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
14 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
16 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
16 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
16 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
22 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
23 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
24 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
33 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
33 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
34 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
36 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
37 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
38 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
46 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
48 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
56 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
57 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
61 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
62 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
18 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
22 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
23 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
27 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.
29 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
48 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
49 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
51 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.
60 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
19 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
20 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.
37 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
39 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
40 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
42 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
43 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!
44 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.
44 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
45 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
49 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
53 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.
54 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
55 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
19 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
24 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.
27 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
29 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
30 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.
48 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
49 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.
55 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Charles and Ell
Charles and Ell

Mary Halley
Born on March 4, 1896 and died on February 17, 1985
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The Children of Charles Ralph Wood

48 years old
Laura Ruth Wood
Born in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on December 11, 1912 and died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida on March 28, 1992. She was 79 years old.

She was the daughter of Willis C. Wood and Lola Armstrong Wood. After her mother died she went to live with her Aunt Ell and Uncle Charles Wood. She married John J. Ayers on August 18th, 1932 in Bloun...
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