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William Allen Auten 

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Jacob Cotner Auten
1/27/1813 - 9/10/1893

Rebecca Colley
10/4/1819 - 3/5/1907
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William Allen Auten
9/14/1846 - 1918
(Shown at age 54)
William Allen Auten was born on September 14, 1846 in Fredericktown,, Ohio and died about 1918 in Fredericktown, Ohio. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 71 years old.

He married in 1870 to Ida M. Steele.
They had seven children:
James Ernest
Census8/6/1850 Berlin Township OH (Knox County) 3 yrs old 
Recorded as family #403: J. C. Auten (age 38), Rebecca (age 35), Henry C. (age 12), Alex (age 10), Elisa (age 9), Wesley (age 6), W. Allen (age 3). J. C. is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $1, 000. All were born in PA. The four oldest children have been attending school. The family of Henry M. Auten (age 55) is recorded next on the page. 
Census7/13/1860 Berlin OH (Knox County) 13 yrs old 
family #602: Jacob C. Auten (age 47), Rebecca (44), Henry C. (22), Ada C.(20), Mary C. (18), Wesley (16), William A.(14), Almira (8), Allice(6), Lauria (3), & James F.(1 yr old). Jacob is a farmer. Henry, Ada & Wesley are laborers and Mary domestic. Mary, Wesley, William, Almria & Allice have been attending school. Jacob, Rebecca & Henry were born in PA, others in OH. Jacob estimates the value of his estate to be $4,000 and personal estate to be $1,280. 
Census6/2/1900 Wayne OH (Knox County) 53 yrs old 
#88 -William A. Auten (53), Ida M. Auten (45), Ernest J. Auten (16), William C. Auten (14), Edith S. Auten (8). William and Ida have been married for 25 years, they have had 7 children, 6 are living. All were born in OH, William parents in PA. William is a farmer. 

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7 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
10 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
13 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
19 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
23 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
31 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
33 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
43 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
49 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
51 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
54 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.
54 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
55 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
56 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
57 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
58 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
60 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
60 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
60 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
66 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
67 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
68 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
15 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
16 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
36 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
39 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
62 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
66 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
67 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
71 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.
9 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
14 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
16 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
17 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
19 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
22 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
29 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
30 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
63 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
64 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.
63 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
68 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.
71 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
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