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William Monroe Wood 

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Almarine 'AJ' Jackson Wood
1824 - 1880

Sarah Gasque
1833 - 1910
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William Monroe Wood
12/21/1857 - 2/23/1897
(Shown at age 18)
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.

He married Fannie Caroline Edwards.
Records
Census7/23/1860 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), Jackson (16), Jesse (13), 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.  
Census6/21/1880 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.  
Marriage5/7/1889 FL (Liberty County) 31 yrs old 
William M. Wood married Frances C. Edwards on May 7,1889 in Liberty Co. FL  
Graveyard/Tombstone2/23/1897 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.  Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/WoodCal.htm

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4 1861 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.
7 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
8 1865 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.
8 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
13 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
25 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
26 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.
27 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.
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2 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
8 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
12 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
20 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
22 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
32 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
38 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
40 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
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4 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
5 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
25 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
28 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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3 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
5 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
6 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
8 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
11 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
18 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
19 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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Marriages
Frances 'Fannie' Edwards
Born on September 30, 1867 and died on April 20, 1915.
They were married 5/7/1889.

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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...
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43 years old
Benjamin Franklin Wood
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on January 2, 1892 and died in an unknown location about 1965. He was about 73 years old.

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