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Lee 'Buck' Roy Holley 

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John Bennett Halley
10/21/1869 - 6/24/1940

Mary Elizabeth Peacock
5/17/1875 - 12/23/1957
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Lee 'Buck' Roy Holley
8/16/1908 - 12/15/1989
(Shown at age 32)
Lee 'Buck' Roy Holley was born on August 16, 1908 in Blountstown, Florida and died on December 15, 1989 in Tallahassee, Florida. He lived to be 81 years old.

Change name to Holley. Occupations: Owner/Operator of the Gulf Station, Operated a Meat Market in Altha and a Furniture Store in Blountstown, FL.
Census4/25/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 1 yrs old 
Recorded as family #33: J. B. Halley (age 40), Mary (wife, age 34), Ellis (son, age 18), Annie (daughter, age 16), Wess (son, age 12), Belle (daughter, age 11), Phenlon (son, age 9), Marion (son, age 7), Lee Roy (son, age 1) and Mart McNely (a black servant, age 21, widowed, born in FL). J. B. was born in FL and both parents in the United States. Mary and her mother were born in FL and her father in the United States. All of the children were born in FL. Mary has given birth to 8 children and all are still living. J. B. and Ellis are farmers working the family farm. All, except the youngest children, can read and write. The youngest children have attended school during the past year. 
Other5/30/1916 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 7 yrs old 
Handwritten pages from the front of John Bennett and Mary Elizebeth Peacock Halley's bible records the birth of each child between 1892 through 1916.
Marriage: J. B. Halley and Mary Elizebeth Peacock was married April th 17, 1895.
John Bennett Halley was born Oct. th 21, 1869
Mary Elizebeth Peacock was born May th 17, 1875
James Ellis Halley was born Feb. th 22,1892
Annie Lee Halley was born April th 20, 1894
Mary Ella Halley was born March th 4 1896
Celap Wess Halley was born Jan. th 29, 1898
Marry Belle Halley was born may th 4 ,1899
Charley Rubn Halley was born April th 13, 1901
John Marvins Halley was born Aug. th 14 1903
Lee Roy Halley was born Aug. th 16, 1908
Lillie Mae Halley was born Jan. th 10, 1911
Allbert Chester was born Jan. th 1 , 1913
Clerence Eugene Halley was born Aug.30, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Halley's Family 
Census1/3/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 11 yrs old 
Recorded as family #387: John B. Holley (age 50), Mary E. (wife, age 44), Ruben (son, age 19), John M. (son, age 17), Roy (son, age 13), Lillie (daughter, age 11), Chester (son, age 8), Eugene (son, age 4). All were born in FL and so were their parents. All, except the two youngest children, can read and write. All of the children, except the 4 year old, have been attending school. John B. is a farmer and works his home farm. 
Census4/15/1930 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 21 yrs old 
Recorded as family #422: Lee Halley (head, age 24), Lilly Davis (sister, age 17), and Rex Davis (brother, age 27). Lee is divorced. Lilly and Rex are single. All were born in FL as were their parents. Lee and Lilly are working at waiters at the hotel and Rex is working in wholesale truck delivery. 
Marriage1/1/1931 FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001: LeRoy Halley and Louise D. are divorced in 1931. Recorded in volume 32, certificate 2562. 
Newspaper2/1/1951 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 42 yrs old 
Caleb Halley of Blountstown Dies -- Caleb Wess Halley, 53, lifelong resident of Calhoun County, died in Archibald hospital, Thomasville, GA, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were to be held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blountstown the following Friday. Includes full list of family members. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/15/1989 Boggs Cemetery FL (Calhoun County) 81 yrs old 
L. R. Holley (8/16/1908-12/15/1989) 
Death Certificate12/15/1989 FL  81 yrs old 
Social Security death index records the death of L. R. Holley (8/16/1908-12/15/1989). His last known address was Blountstown, FL (Calhoun Co. ) and his SSN was issued in Wisconsin before 1951.  Source:  395-05-5602
Death Certificate12/15/1989 FL (Leon County) 81 yrs old 
The death of L. R. Holley (8/16/1908-12/15/1989) is recorded on certificate #127798.  Source:  Florida Death Index, 1980-89

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9 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
20 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.
49 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
54 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
71 1979 The sovereign status of the Seminole Indian Tribe allows it to establish the first gambling establishment in FL. It is a bingo hall located on their Hollywood, FL reservation.
4 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
5 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
6 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
15 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
15 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
16 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
18 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
19 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
20 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
28 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
30 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
38 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
39 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
43 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
44 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
49 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.
52 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
54 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
57 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
63 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
66 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
67 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
71 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
73 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
78 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
81 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
4 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
5 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
9 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.
11 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
30 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
31 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
33 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.
42 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
47 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
52 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
55 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
61 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
62 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
69 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
76 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
1 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
2 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.
19 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
21 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
22 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
24 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
25 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!
26 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
26 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.
27 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
31 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
35 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.
36 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
37 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
46 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.
54 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
58 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
59 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.
63 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
64 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
65 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
69 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
73 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
79 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
79 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
81 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
1 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
6 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.
9 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
11 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
12 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.
30 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
31 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.
37 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
81 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
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Sarah Dickson
Born on August 6, 1901 and died on August 19, 1986.
They were married 8/13/1924.

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Mary Bowden
Born on October 12, 1911 and died on November 30, 1996.
They were married 7/18/1931.

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Dorothy Susan Holley
Born in Greenwood, Florida on November 2, 1926 and died in Columbus, Georgia on April 11, 2014. She was 87 years old.

Married 11/24/1956 in Blakely, GA...
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