William Monroe Wood
|About William Monroe Wood|
William Monroe Wood was born on December 21, 1857 somewhere in Florida and died on February 23, 1897 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 39 years old.
William Monroe Wood
12/21/1857 - 2/23/1897
(Shown at age 18)
He married Fannie Caroline Edwards.
|Census||7/23/1860 ||West Wynnton FL (Calhoun County) ||2 yrs old |
|Recorded as dwelling #118 and family #119: A. J. Wood (age 46),
Sarah Wood (age 26),
Silas H. (18),
William (2), and
Sarah Wood (age 2 mos.). Their real estate is value at $4,000, personal estate at $12,000. A.J. was born in GA, Sarah in SC, and all others were born in FL. A.J. is a farmer, Sarah keeps house, Silas is an overseer and Jackson is a laborer. |
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Census||6/21/1880 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||22 yrs old |
|Recorded as Dwelling #21 and Family #17: Andrew J. Wood (age 56),
Sarah (age 30),
William M. (12),
Mary P. (8),
Benjamin (4), and
Charles Wood (age 1). Their real estate is valued at $1000, and personal at $2000. Andrew was born in GA, Sarah in SC, all others in FL. Andrew is a farmer & Sarah keeps house. |
on the same page -house#24 Andrew Wood Jr.(22)wife Margaret(21) and # 25 -J.C. Wood (25).
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Marriage||5/7/1889 ||FL (Liberty County) ||31 yrs old |
| William M. Wood married Frances C. Edwards on May 7,1889 in Liberty Co. FL |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||2/23/1897 ||Wood Cem. FL (Calhoun County) ||39 yrs old |
| William Monroe Wood - Dec. 21, 1857 - Feb.23, 1897 - h/o Fannie Caroline Edwards Wood - S/o A. J. & Sarah Wood- age 39 years, 21 months and 2 days. |
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 3 years old when Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
||Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
||May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
||Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
||During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
||The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
||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.
||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.
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||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
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
|Frances (Fannie) Edwards|
Born on September 30, 1867 and died on April 20, 1915.
They were married 5/7/1889.
|The Children of William Monroe Wood|
55 years old
|Charles Ralph Wood|
Born in Blountstown, Florida on April 3, 1890 and died in Blountstown, Florida on August 19, 1952. He was 62 years old.
Occupation: Farmer. Burial at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown, FL...