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Lula Green Armstrong 

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Jefferson Benjamin Armstrong
6/6/1846 - 1/14/1911


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Lula Green Armstrong
1876 - 2/14/1915
(Shown at age 34)
Lula Green Armstrong was born about 1876 somewhere in Florida and died on February 14, 1915 in Calhoun County, Florida. She lived to be 39 years old.

She was the daughter of Jefferson Benjamin Armstrong (1846) and Margaret Lee Nall (1847).
She married Willis C. Wood

Children: Almarine Jackson Wood (1899-1980)
Jessie William Wood(1902)
Walter Ventriss Wood (1906)
Edgar Roy Wood (1908)
Arthur Otis Wood (1910)
Laura Ruth Wood (1912 -1992)
Census6/11/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 4 yrs old 
#65 -Jeff Armstrong (age 35), Margret Armstrong (35), William Armstrong (13), Mary Armstrong (11), C. E. Armstrong (8), Mary J. Armstrong (6), Victoria Armstrong (5), Lula Armstrong (4), Baby daughter Armstrong (2 mons). Jeff was born in AL, all others in FL. Jeff is a logger, William is a store clerk. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 9 yrs old 
#286 - J.B. Armstrong (age 39), M.A. (39), Willis (17), Susan (16), Comelia (14), Ramoth (12), Vic (10), Jennie (8), Nora (5), L. (2). J.B. was born in AL, all others in FL. J.B.'s parents were born in AL, M.A.'s father in GA and mother in SC.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census1/1/1900 Shiloh FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
#116 -Willis C. Wood (age 27- Aug.1872), Green Wood (22 -June 1878), Jackson Wood (1- March 1899), mother-Sarah Wood (66- Sept. 1833)Willis was born in FL, his father in FL, mother in SC. Green was born in FL, as were her parents. Sarah was born in SC, as were her parents. Jackson was born in FL. Willis and Green have been married two years, they have one child. Willis is a farmer. 
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.
Graveyard/Tombstone5/28/1942 Shioh FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs after death 
Willis C. Wood -Aug. 30, 1872 - May 28, 1942

Lula Green Wood - 1880 -Feb. 14, 1915 

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6 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
7 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.
8 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.
30 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
1 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
3 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
13 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
19 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
21 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
24 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 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
25 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
26 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
27 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
28 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
30 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
30 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
30 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
36 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
37 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
38 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
6 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
9 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
32 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
36 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
37 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
33 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
34 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.
33 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
38 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.
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Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wood

Willis Wood
Born on August 30, 1872 and died on May 28, 1942
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The Children of Lula Green Armstrong

21 years old
Almarine Jackson Wood
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on March 16, 1899 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on September 18, 1980. He was 81 years old.

He went by "Jack". He married Julia Ann Pitts(10/28/1902 -5/29/1988). They had a son, James Eugene Wood (12/15/1921-1/14/1972) -married Linda Faye Layfield...
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