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Fred M. Windows 

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Maynard Windows
1864 - 1950

Elizabeth Watkins
1857 - 1945
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Fred M. Windows
12/19/1884 - 11/25/1942
(Shown at age 20)
Fred M. Windows was born on December 19, 1884 in Gloucestershire County, England and died on November 25, 1942 in Akron, Ohio. He lived to be 57 years old.

Immigration5/17/1888 England ZZ  3 yrs old 
Maynard Windows born 1863. Port of departure Liverpool, England. Arrival date 5/17/1888 on the ship England, destination Pennsylvania. 
Census1/1/1910 Akron OH (Summit County) 25 yrs old 
Listed: F. M. Windows (age 25) born in England, Ella (age 25) born in PA, Frederick E. (age 5) born in PA. 
Census1/1/1920 Akron OH (Summit County) 35 yrs old 
Listed: Fred M. windows (age 35) born in England, occupation Fibercloth at Rubber Co., Ella (age 35), Earl (age 15).

Immigrated 1891. They state parents born in England. 
Census1/1/1930 Cuyahoga Falls OH (Summit County) 45 yrs old 
Listed: Fred M. Windows (age 45), head, born in England, occupation Salesman. Ella (age 45), born in PA, Frederick E. (age 25), born in PA, occupation Salesman.

Immigrated 1886. States both parents born in England. 
Military1/1/1942 Akron OH (Summit County) 57 yrs old 
World War II Draft Registration Cards - Serial # 1354 - Fred M. Windows, address: 506 Crosby St. , Akron , Summit, Ohio. Telephone: JE 3649, age: 5, birth date: Dec. 19, 1884, place of birth: Gloucestershire County, England. Name and address of person who will always know your address: Fred Earl Windows, 1457 Bryden Dr. Akron, Ohio. Name and address of employer: Goodyear Aircraft, Akron , dept. 882,  
Graveyard/Tombstone11/25/1942 Akron OH (Summit County) 57 yrs old 
Windows - graves # 1 and 2, lot 288, block R in Greenlawn Cem. 

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5 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
11 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
13 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
16 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.
16 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
17 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
18 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
19 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
20 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
22 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
22 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
22 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
28 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
29 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
30 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
39 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
39 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
40 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
42 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
43 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
44 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
52 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
54 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
1 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
24 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
28 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
29 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
33 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.
35 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
54 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
55 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
57 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.
25 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
26 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.
43 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
45 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
46 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
48 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
49 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!
50 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.
50 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
51 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
55 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
25 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
30 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.
33 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
35 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
36 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.
54 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
55 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.
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Ellen 'Nellie' Gregory
Born on an unknown day in September 1884 and died on January 8, 1968
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The Children of Fred M. Windows

21 years old
Frederick Earl Windows
Born in Akron, Ohio on November 3, 1904 and died in Orange Co., Florida on December 21, 1974. He was 70 years old.

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