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William Windows
1837 - 1900
William Windows was born about 1837 in Gloucestershire, England and died about 1900 in Gloucestershire, England. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 63 years old.

His parents were William and Ann of Gloucestershire, England

He married Charlotte Gwilliam. Children: Mariam (12/1858-11/9/1911)married Henry Knight
William (1/9/1861 -7/1/1939)married Ellen Leighton
Herbert (1865)married Martha Watkins
Sarah Jane (7/1869 -1933)married Fredrick A. Holmes
Census1/1/1841 Gloucestershire ZZ  4 yrs old 
County/Island: Gloucestershire, Country: England, Registration district: Westbury on Severn, Sub-registration district: Huntley, Piece: 369, Book: 5, Folio: 14, Page number: 22, Name: William Windows (age 25), Anne Windows (15), William Windows (4) 
Census1/1/1851 Gloucestershire ZZ  14 yrs old 
Civil parish: Westbury on Severn, County/Island: Gloucestershire, Country: England, Sub-registration district: Newnham, ED, institution, or vessel: 2b, Household schedule number: 2, Piece: 1959, Folio: 499, Page number: 50, Name: William Windows (age 37), Ann Windows (32), William Windows (12), Eliza Windows (9) 
Census1/1/1857 Gloucestershire ZZ  20 yrs old 
Name William Windows, Birth Year: 1837, Gender: Male, Marriage Date: 1857, Age: 20, Event Type: Marriage, Parish: Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, Parish as it Appears: Westbury, Register Type: Parish Registers, Household Members: William Windows , William Windows , Charlotte Gwilliam, Jeremiah Gwilliam,  
Census1/1/1861 Gloucestershire ZZ  24 yrs old 
Name: William Windows , Charlotte Windows, Miriam Windows, William Windows, Where born: Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, England, Civil parish: Littledean, Ecclesiastical parish: Littledean, County/Island: Gloucestershire, Country: England, Registration district: Westbury On Severn, Sub-registration district: Newnham, ED, institution, or vessel: 2, Household schedule number: 102, Piece: 1754, Folio: 23, Page number: 17  
Census1/1/1871 ZZ  34 yrs old 
Little Dean, Gloucestershire. Listed - William Windows (age 33) head, Charlotte (age 38) wife, Miriam (age 12), William (age 10), Maynard (age 8), Herbert (age 6), and Sarah Jane (age 1). 
Census1/1/1881 Gloucestershire ZZ  44 yrs old 
Piece 2521, Folio: 5, Page: 3 - Little Dean, Gloucestershire. Listed - William Windows (age 42) head, Charlotte (age 44) wife, William (age 20),Mainard (18), Hubert (16), Sarah Jane (11) 
Death Certificate1/1/1900 Gloucestershire ZZ  63 yrs old 
Name: William Windows, Birth Year:1838, Registration Year: 1900, Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar, Age at Death: 62, Registration district: Westbury on Severn, Inferred County: Gloucestershire, Volume: 6a, Page: 220 

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2 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
58 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
60 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
63 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
63 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.
24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

The Children of William Windows

66 years old
Maynard Windows
Born in Gloucestershire, England about 1864 and died in Akron, Ohio about 1950. He was about 86 years old.

He married Elizabeth Watkins.
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