Printed from the Halley-Howard Family Photo Album
http://littletownmart.com/family

Genealogy for
Martha Jane Ayers 

 Parents 
Click for more Information about Ishmael Ayers.
Ishmael A. Ayers
2/16/1850 - 8/5/1926

Mary Elizabeth Pierce
4/3/1849 - 2/5/1931
Click for more Information about Mary Pierce.


View Descendant Chart
About Martha Jane Ayers
View Pedigree Chart

Martha Jane Ayers
10/18/1870 - 4/20/1941
Martha Jane Ayers was born on October 18, 1870 in Jackson County, Florida and died on April 20, 1941 in Jackson County, Florida. She lived to be 70 years old.

Records
Census6/1/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 9 yrs old 
Recorded as family #57: Ishmael Ayers (age 30), Harriet (age 38), Martha (age 10), William (7), Ellie (5), Queen (2) and Mary (6 months old). Ishmael is a farmer. He was born in FL, his father in SC and mother in GA. Harriet was born in FL, her father in SC and mother in SC. All of the children were born in FL. Ishmael, Harriet and Martha can read and write. Two other Ayers families live next door. They are: (1) William and Elizabeth Ayers (ages 38, 34) and (2) Benj. and Nancy (ages 38, 27).  
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.  
Census1/1/1900 Dykes Mill FL (Jackson County) 29 yrs old 
family# 42 - Charles K. Peacock ( age 29 11/ 1870), Martha J. (28 -10/1871), Mary J. (7 1/1893), Nancy E. (3 5/1897), Charles P. (1 -5/1899) & Robert O. (1 mo.-4/1900). All were born in FL. Charles is a farmer. Charles & Martha have been married eleven years, they had ten children, four are living. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

Live and Times
  • About
  • Florida News
  • Discoveries
  • News Headlines
  • U.S. Events
  • World Events
Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Martha Ayers's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Martha, her family, and friends. For example, Martha is 5 years old when Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
AgeDateEvent
12 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
13 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.
14 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.
36 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
47 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
58 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
AgeDateEvent
7 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
9 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
19 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
25 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
27 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
30 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.
30 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
31 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
32 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
33 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
34 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
36 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
36 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
36 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
42 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
43 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
44 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
53 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
53 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
54 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
56 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
57 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
58 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
66 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
68 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
AgeDateEvent
12 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
15 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
38 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
42 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
43 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
47 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.
49 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
68 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
69 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
71 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.
AgeDateEvent
5 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
6 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
39 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
40 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.
57 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
59 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
60 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
62 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
63 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!
64 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
64 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.
65 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
69 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
AgeDateEvent
39 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
44 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.
47 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
49 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
50 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.
68 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
69 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.


Marriages
Charles Peacock
Born on November 8, 1869 and died on October 24, 1900
Click for more information about Charles Peacock.


The Children of Martha Jane Ayers

Please note that information about living children will not be displayed to the public. To see information about living children, you will need to logon on. If you do not have an account and you are a a member of this family, please contact us and request a logon.