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William 'Jack' Henry Etheridge 

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Click for more Information about Rev. Isaac Etheridge.
Rev. Isaac J. Etheridge
5/6/1838 - 11/19/1897

Mary Long
9/22/1845 - 5/12/1910
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William 'Jack' Henry Etheridge
8/1867 - 1917
William 'Jack' Henry Etheridge was born on an unknown day in August 1867 in Black Rivers County, South Carolina and died about 1917 in St Andrews Bay, Bay County, Florida. He lived to be 49 years old.

Occupation: Electrician Traveled North Florida installing electrical boxes in homes. He is buried in Perry, Taylor, FL.
He and Sue had seven children:
  1. Mary "Mamie" V. Etheridge (10/4/1887)-married James R Jackson Sr.,
  2. Willie Mae Etheridge (2/4/ 1891)-married Joseph Columbus Hightower,
  3. Charles Roy Etheridge (8/7/1892),
  4. Ethel Wilhemina Etheridge (4/5/1897)-married Karl Edwin Helseth,
  5. Edna Merle Etheridge (9/8/1901)-married A.J. Hand,
  6. Edgar Earl Etheridge (9/8/1901),
  7. William Etheridge (12/5/1904),
  8. Robert Etheridge (6/7/1907)-married Debora Ward.
Records
Census7/7/1870 Waccamaw SC (Georgetown County) 2 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #1003: Issac Ethridge (age 30), Mary (age 25), Issac Jr. (age 3) and Jack (age 2). Issac is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $75. He and Mary were born in Pitt County NC while both children were born in Black Rivers SC.
(next door lives Mary's parents)

Several families with the last name of "Long" and "Ethridge" are also recorded on the same census page. These include the families of Sampson & Rachel Long, William & Julia Etherdige, John & Ellen Etheridge, and Mathers & Jane Ethridge. 
Census6/18/1880 Lockhart GA (Bulloch County) 12 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #278: Isac Etheridge (age 41), Mary (wife, age 35), Henry (son, age 13), Charles (son, age 10), Annie (daughter, age 7), Mary (daughter, age 5), and Flarance (daughter, age 1 month). Isac and his two oldest sons are laborers. They say everyone was born in GA including their parents.  
Land Deed8/14/1899 FL  32 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William  'Jack' Etheridge.  William H. Etheridge: FL Land document# 14325 Homestead Entry Original - total acres - 159.98 1 nw Tallahassee No. 5 N 28W 33. Has his signature.  
Census6/11/1900 percent 13 FL (Jackson County) 32 yrs old 
Family #117 - Wm H. Etheridge (born Aug.1867- age 32), Susan V. (born Feb. 1871 - 29), Mary V. (Oct. 1887 - 12), Willie M. (Feb. 1891 - 9), Charles R.( Aug. 1892 - 7), Ethel W. (Apr. 1897 - 3). William states he is a machinist at a sawmill, was born in SC, his father SC & mother in NC. Susan was born in FL, as were her parents. Mary & Willie have attended school for 5 mo. this year. William, Susan & Mary state they can read & write. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/11/1910 Live Oak, district 148 FL (Suwannee Co County) 42 yrs old 
W.H. Etheridge (43), Susan (38), Mamie (22),Willie May (20),Roy (18), Ethel (14), Edna (8),Edgar (8), Wm(5), Robt(3). William states he is a electrician for LO Manufacturing Co. & he was born in SC, his father SC & mother in SC. Susan was born in FL, as were her parents. All can read & write. Mamie, Willie May & Roy were born in GA, other children born in FL. 
Death Certificate1/1/1917 FL (Bay County) 49 yrs old 
Name: W. H. Etheredge, Gender: Male, Race: White, Death Date: 1917, Death Place: Bay, Florida, Vol:3, number: 1093,  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/2/1917 Perry FL (Taylor County) 49 yrs old 
Name: William Henry Etheridge, Birth Date: Aug 1867, Birth Place: South Carolina, Death Place: Florida, Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Perry, Taylor County, Florida 

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3 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
15 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
16 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.
17 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.
39 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
50 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
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2 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
10 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
12 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
22 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
28 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
30 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
33 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.
33 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
34 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
35 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
36 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
37 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
39 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
39 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
39 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
45 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
46 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
47 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
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15 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
18 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
41 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
45 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
46 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
50 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.
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1 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
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1 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
8 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
9 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
42 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
43 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.
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42 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
47 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.
50 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.


Marriages
Susan McCormick
Born on March 3, 1873 and died on February 14, 1950.
They were married 1/1/1886.

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