Emma C. Lisenby
|About Emma C. Lisenby|
Emma C. Lisenby was born on an unknown day in November 1882 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1903 somewhere in Alabama. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 20 years old.
Emma C. Lisenby
11/1882 - 1903
Her parents were John H. Lisenby (born 2/1/1856 - 6/26/1930 Dothan,
Houston Co. AL) & Annie (born 4/1873), Emma was married in Geneva Co. AL (Told she died in childbirth)
|Census||6/17/1880 ||Echo AL (Dale County) ||-3 yrs before birth |
| John I. Lisenby (age 25), Martha (wife, age 25), Dora (daughter, age 5), Emma C. (daughter, age 3) and William (son, age 1). William Lisenby (age 50) is listed immediately below with his family. John states his occupation as farming. He and his parents were born in Alabama. Marther was also born in AL, but her parents were born in GA. All of the children were born in AL. |
|Census||1/25/1900 ||Brantins AL (Geneva County) ||17 yrs old |
|Henry T. Howard, born July 1878, is 21 years old and single. He is a boarder living with the Thomas J. Martin family. He and his mother were born in AL and his father in GA. His occupation is listed as Turpentine Works and he can read, write and speak English. |
Emma Lisenby, who will become his first wife, is recorded on the same census, two pages later with her family. She is 17 years old and born 11/1882. Her father is John Lisenby (age 44, born 2/1856), mother Annie (age 27, born 4/1873), sister Ella (15, born 12/1884), brother Henry E. (13, born 3/1887), and brother William A. (7, born 3/1893). Emma's parents, brothers and sisters were born in AL as were their parents. Her father is a farmer and the older children work on the farm. Her two youngest brothers and her mother cannot write, but all can read and speak English.
|Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1900: A courthouse fire in 1898 destroys many county records. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
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||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||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.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
Born on July 19, 1878 and died on October 7, 1965.
They were married 1/1/1902.
|The Children of Emma C. Lisenby|
53 years old
|Julian Andrew Howard|
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on May 30, 1903 and died in Panama City, Florida on July 30, 1977. He was 74 years old.
Occupation: worked at Shipyard. Married Mattie Hinson. Second marriage to Thelma Rebecca Newsome (4/22/1906 to 11/18/1983). Called Uncle Judy. Evergreen Cemetery in Panama City, FL....