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William Windows
1837 - 1900


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Maynard Windows
1864 - 1950
(Shown at age 66)
Maynard Windows was born about 1864 in Gloucestershire, England and died about 1950 in Akron, Ohio. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 86 years old.

He married Elizabeth Watkins.
Children: Fredrick M.
Census1/1/1871 ZZ  7 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  17 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) 
Marriage1/1/1883 Gloucestershure ZZ  19 yrs old 
March 1883 in Westbury District, Gloucestershure, England. Maynard Windows married Elizabeth Watkins. Volume: 6a, Page: 379, Other names: James Phelps, Lucy Simmonds  
Immigration5/17/1888 England ZZ  24 yrs old 
Maynard Windows born 1863. Port of departure Liverpool, England. Arrival date 5/17/1888 on the ship England, destination Pennsylvania. 
Census1/1/1920 Akron OH (Summit County) 56 yrs old 
Listed: Maynard Windows age 52 born in England Occupation Checking tools at Baker Shop. Elizabeth age 63 born in England.

Immigration 1888 
Census1/1/1930 Cuyahoga Falls OH (Summit County) 66 yrs old 
Listed: Maynard Windows age 67, head, born in England, occupation Janitor, married at age 20. Elizabeth age 74, born in England, married at age 27.

immigrated 1890. They state both parents born in England. 

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1 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
5 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
13 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
15 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
25 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
31 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
33 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
36 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.
36 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
37 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
38 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
39 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
40 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
42 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
42 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
42 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
48 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
49 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
50 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
59 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
59 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
60 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
62 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
63 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
64 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
72 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
74 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
82 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
83 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
18 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
21 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
44 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
48 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
49 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
53 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.
55 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
74 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
75 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
77 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.
86 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
1 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
4 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
11 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
12 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
45 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
46 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 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
65 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
66 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
68 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
69 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!
70 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.
70 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
71 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
75 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
79 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
80 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
81 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
45 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
50 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.
53 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
55 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
56 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.
74 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
75 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.
81 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Elizabeth Watkins
Born about 1857 and died about 1945.
They were married 3/1/1883.

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20 years old
Fred M. Windows
Born in an unknown place overseas in England about 1884 and died in Akron, Ohio on November 25, 1942. He was about 58 years old.

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