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Isaac Henry Ethridge 

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Isaac Samuel Ethridge
7/17/1858 - 3/22/1905

Henrietta Davis
1852 - 1930
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Isaac Henry Ethridge
3/20/1879 - 2/16/1967
(Shown at age 33)
Isaac Henry Ethridge was born on March 20, 1879 somewhere in Florida and died on February 16, 1967 in Gadsden, Florida. He lived to be 87 years old.

Children: Sydney (died young), Moody (died young), Isaac Alonzo (1911), Cleo (1913) and Violas (1920). Burial in the Old Shiloh Cemetery No. 2, in Calhoun County, FL - next to his father.
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 1 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #7996: Zack Adams (house carpenter, age 32), Hester Adams (wife, age 35), John H. Davis (stepson, age 9), Jason Adams (son, age 1), Zack B. Adams (son, 3 months), Isaac Ethridge (boarder, age 20, hireling), Hennie Ethridge (boarder, age 28), John Burke (boarder, age 6), I. M. Ethridge (boarder, age 1). Isaac Ethridge was born in FL, his father in FL and his mother is not stated. Hinnie was born in FL, her father in ?? and mother in GA. The children were born in FL. 
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.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
Listed as dwelling #313 in the 1885 Florida Census: Issac Ethridge (age 26), Hinny (wife, age 38), John Burk (step son, age 10), Issac Ethridge (son, age 6), James Ethridge (age 4), Charly Rewen (age 3). Issac is a laborer. He was born in Florida, his father in North Carolina and his mother in Alabama. Hinney was born in Florida and both parents in GA. All of the children were born in FL. None of the children can read or write. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census6/29/1900 FL (Jackson County) 21 yrs old 
380 - I. S. Ethrege (age 40 -Aug.1859), H. E. (49 - July 1850), Isaac H. (21 - March 1879), James M. (19 -Feb. 1881), Louis E. (12 -March 1888) & Charlie D. (6 -May 1894). All were born in FL except I.S., he was born in GA, as were his parents. H.E.'s father was born is GA and mother in NC. I.S. and H.E. has been married 21 years, they have had 7 children, 4 are living. I.S. is a merchant laborer, Isaac is a farm laborer, James and Louis are also laborers. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed6/26/1905 Gainesville Land Office FL  26 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Isaac Ethridge.  Isaac Ethridge - Document Number: 19491, Total Acres: 160. 68, Issue Date: June 26, 1905, Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries, Land Description:
1 NNE Tallahassee Yes 2 N 28 W 4
2 SWNE Tallahassee Yes 2 N 28 W 4
3 SENW Tallahassee Yes 2 N 28 W 4 
Marriage4/28/1906 FL (Jackson County) 27 yrs old 
The marriage of Isaac Henry Etheredge and Willie Belle Ledbetter is recorded in Jackson County, Florida. 
Census4/18/1910 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
Recorded as family #46: Isaac Ethridge (age 29) and Willie (wife, age 23). Isaac and both of his parents were born in FL. Willie and her mother were born in FL while her father was born in AL. The couple has been married for 3 years and this is their first marriage. Willie has given birth to 2 children, but none are living. Isaac is self-employed as a farmer working a general farm. Both can read and write. 
Military6/1/1917 FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
World War I Civilian Draft Registration Record for Isaac Henery Ethridge, born 3/20/1879. Isaac is a white male living in Calhoun County, FL. 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/16/1967 FL (Calhoun County) 87 yrs old 
Old Shiloh Cemetery - Isaac H.ETHRIDGE - 20 Mar 1879 to 16 Feb 1967  
Death Certificate2/28/1967 Chattahoochee FL (Gadsden County) 88 yrs old 
Social Security Death Index: Isaac Ethridge, born 3/20/1879, died in Feb. 1967. His last residence was Chattahoochee, Gadsden, FL. He was issued a SSN in Florida, prior to 1951.  Source:  267-16-8100

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3 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
4 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.
5 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.
27 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
38 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
49 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.
78 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
83 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
10 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
16 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
18 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
21 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.
21 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
22 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
23 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
24 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
25 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
27 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
27 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
27 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
33 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
34 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
35 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
44 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
44 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
45 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
47 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
48 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
49 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
57 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
59 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
67 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
68 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
72 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
73 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
78 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
81 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
83 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
86 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
3 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
6 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
29 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
33 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
34 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
38 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.
40 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
59 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
60 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
62 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.
71 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
76 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
81 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
84 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
30 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
31 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.
48 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
50 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
51 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
53 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
54 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!
55 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
55 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.
56 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
60 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
64 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
65 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
66 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
75 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
83 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
87 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
88 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
30 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
35 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.
38 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
40 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
41 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.
59 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
60 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.
66 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Willie Ledbetter
Born on April 5, 1887 and died on November 4, 1944.
They were married 4/28/1906.

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Isaac Alonzo Ethridge
Born in Altha, Florida on September 8, 1911 and died in Gadsden Co., Florida on February 21, 1992. He was 80 years old.

Granddaughter Ellen Hulbert remembers him as such a neat person. He was a retired tugboat captain and was at home in the woods. She said he knew the woods of Calhoun, Jackson, Liberty, and surroundi...
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