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Charles Dempsey Ethridge 

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

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1852 - 1930
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Charles Dempsey Ethridge
5/18/1896 - 1/16/1925
Charles Dempsey Ethridge was born on May 18, 1896 somewhere in Florida and died on January 16, 1925 in Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 28 years old.

Buried at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha, FL.
Census4/10/1910 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 13 yrs old 
Recorded as family #86, Henrietta Ethridge (age 58) is the head-of-household. She has been married twice (35 years in current marriage) and only 4 of her 7 children are still living. She was born in Florida, her mother in South Carolina and her father in Georgia. Lewis (son, 17 years old) and Charlie D. (son, age 13) are living with her. Both say they and their mother were born in Florida while their father was born in Georgia. Henrietta is a housekeeper, Lewis is a laborer employed as a teamster and Charlie is attending school. All three can read, write and speak English. 
Census1/2/1920 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
Listed as family #4: James M. Ethridge (head of household, age 38, widowed), Henrietta (mother, age 68, widowed) and Charley D. (brother, age 18, single). All three were born in Florida and say their parents were also born in Florida. James and Henrietta can read and write, however Charlie cannot and he has not been attending school. James is a laborer working on a general farm. The mark on the census for 'rent' or 'own' their home is different and undecipherable. It appears that they did not own or rent their home. 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/16/1925 FL (Calhoun County) 28 yrs old 
MT OLIVE CEMETERY - Dempsey ETHRIDGE -18-May-1896 to 16-Jan-1925, "Gone But Not Forgotten"  

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10 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
21 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
1 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
4 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
4 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.
5 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
6 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
7 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
8 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
10 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
10 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
10 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
16 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
17 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
18 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
27 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
27 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
28 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
12 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
16 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
17 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
21 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.
23 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
13 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
14 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.
13 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
18 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.
21 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
23 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
24 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.

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