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William Timothy Martin
5/28/1873 - 1/28/1950
William Timothy Martin was born on May 28, 1873 somewhere in Georgia and died on January 28, 1950 in Geneva Co., Alabama. He lived to be 76 years old.

Tim and Susan had two children: Josephine Elise Martin (1899) and Carrie Martin (3/4/1902 to 8/2/1902).

Burial at the Christian Home Cemetery in Geneva County, AL.
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Census6/20/1900 Wrights Creek AL (Geneva County) 27 yrs old 
Household 33, changed to 224, family #53, changed to 274: Timothy Martin (age 25), Susan Martin (27), Josaphine Martin (1). Susan and Tim have been married 3 years, Tim is a farmer, his father was born in GA & mother AL. Susan's father was born in GA & mother AL. Living next door is Jacob A. Martin (age 25) and his family. Also on the page Annabel Martin (45) with family.  
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.  
Census4/22/1910 Sandy Creek AL (Walton County) 36 yrs old 
Household#105, family#106: William T Martin (age 35) Susan Martin (37) Elsie Martin (11) Susan and Tim have been married 12 years, Tim is a Blacksmith, his father was born in GA & mother AL. Susan's father was born in GA & mother AL. All can read & write. Elise attends school.  
Census4/22/1930 Malvern AL (Geneva County) 56 yrs old 
family# 32: William T. Martin (age 57), Susan Martin (59), & Elsie Martin (32) William was born in GA as were his parents, Susan was born in AL as were her parents. Elise was born in AL, she states she is single. William is a farmer. William and Susan have been married 25 years.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/28/1950 AL (Geneva County) 76 yrs old 
Christian Home Church Cemetery. - 0308 Rev. Tim Martin, May 28, 1873 to Jan 28, 1950 , 0307; P, 0307-0309  

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2 1875 Oconee County formed.
32 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
39 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
41 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
44 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
47 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
51 1924 Peach County is formed.
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4 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
6 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
16 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
22 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
24 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
27 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.
27 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
28 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
29 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
30 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
31 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
33 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
33 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
33 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
39 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
40 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
41 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
50 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
50 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
51 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
53 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
54 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
55 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
63 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
65 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
73 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
74 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
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9 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
12 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
35 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
39 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
40 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
44 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.
46 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
65 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
66 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
68 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.
77 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
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2 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
3 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
36 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
37 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.
54 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
56 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
57 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
59 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
60 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!
61 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.
61 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
62 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
66 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
70 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.
71 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
72 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
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36 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
41 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.
44 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
46 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
47 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.
65 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
66 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.
72 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.


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Susan Davis
Born on April 27, 1873 and died on November 15, 1973.
They were married 1/1/1897.

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