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Emma Jane Exum 



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Emma Jane Exum
1/1881 - 3/17/1917
Emma Jane Exum was born on an unknown day in January 1881 somewhere in Alabama and died on March 17, 1917 in Cottonwood, Houston County, Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 36 years old.

Her parents were James Thomas Exum (1852-1928) and Sena Ann (1854-1928) from Georgia.
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8 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
14 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
16 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
19 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.
19 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
20 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
21 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
22 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
23 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
25 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
25 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
25 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
31 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
32 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
33 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
1 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
4 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
27 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
31 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
32 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
36 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.
28 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
29 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.
28 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
33 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.
36 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.

Clarence Sellers
Born on February 3, 1882 and died on July 31, 1938.
They were married 1/1/1908.

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John Spurgeon Sellers
Born somewhere in Alabama on January 14, 1914 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 27, 2006. He was 92 years old.

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