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Emma C. Lisenby 

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John H. Lisenby
2/1/1856 - 6/26/1930


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Emma C. Lisenby
11/1882 - 1903
Emma C. Lisenby was born on an unknown day in November 1882 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1903 somewhere in Alabama. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 20 years old.

Her parents were John H. Lisenby (born 2/1/1856 - 6/26/1930 Dothan, Houston Co. AL) & Annie (born 4/1873)

Emma married Henry Howard in Geneva Co. AL
We were told she died in childbirth.
Census6/17/1880 Echo AL (Dale County) -3 yrs before birth 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Emma Lisenby.  John I. Lisenby (age 25), Martha (wife, age 25), Dora (daughter, age 5), Emma C. (daughter, age 3) and William (son, age 1). William Lisenby (age 50) is listed immediately below with his family. John states his occupation as farming. He and his parents were born in Alabama. Martha was also born in AL, but her parents were born in GA. All of the children were born in AL.  Source:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Echo, Dale, Alabama; Roll: T9_10; Family History Film: 1254010; Page: 635B; Enumeration District: 64; Image: 0463.
Census1/25/1900 Brantins AL (Geneva County) 17 yrs old 
#533- John Lisenby (age 44, born 2/1856), Annie (age 27, born 4/1873), Emma (age 17, born 11/1882), Ella (15, born 12/1884), Henry E. (13, born 3/1887), William A. (7, born 3/1893)Ollie (age 5, born Feb.1895), Manzy (age 3, born Jan.1897), Dewey (age 3mos. born Nov. 1899). All were born in AL as were their parents. John is a farmer and the older children work on the farm. Two youngest children and Annie cannot write, but all can read and speak English.  
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.  

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7 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
13 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
15 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
18 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.
18 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
19 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
20 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
21 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
3 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.

Henry Howard
Born on July 19, 1878 and died on October 7, 1965.
They were married 1/1/1902.

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The Children of Emma C. Lisenby

37 years old
Julian Andrew Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on May 30, 1903 and died in Panama City, Florida on July 30, 1977. He was 74 years old.

He worked at Shipyard in Panama City. He was called "Uncle Judy".

He married Mattie Hinson. They had one son named Floyd.
His second marriage was to Thelma Rebecca Newsome in 1940. ...
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