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William G. Davis 

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Franklin Angus Davis
12/15/1852 - 1937

Josephine Louisa Nixon
8/9/1860 - 1/11/1910
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William G. Davis
10/26/1877 - 10/13/1940
William G. Davis was born on October 26, 1877 in Dry Creek (Calhoun County), Florida and died on October 13, 1940 in Winter Haven, Florida. He lived to be 63 years old.

He married Annie Monford.
Children: Mary E. (1909), and Willie F. (1915).

His occupation (in 1920) was a log hauler. He moved from Blountstown to Eagle Lake in abt. 1925.

He remarried to Hassie Campbell in 1932.
Census7/10/1880 Precinct 5 FL (Jackson County) 2 yrs old 
Family#276, Franklin age 30 born in FL, farmer, list his father born in MS and mother in FL. Joesphine age 19 born in FL, Keeping House, list father & mother were born in GA. William age 2 born in FL and Matthew age 10 mo. born in FL. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1900 Hansfords Mill FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Recorded as family #523: Frank A. Davis (age 47 - Mar.1853), Jessie L. ( age 36 - May 1864), William G. ( age 22 - Oct.1877), Mathew M. ( age 20 -July 1879), Frank A. Jr. ( age 19 -Feb.1881), Robert E. ( age 17 Nov. 1882), Febbie R. ( age 15 - January 1885), Joseph I. ( age 14 -June 1886), Liza A. ( age 12 May 1888), John E. (age 8 Aug. 1891), Mary L. ( age 7 Jan. 1893) and Daniel D. ( age 5 Apr. 1895). All were born in Florida as were their parents. Jessie states that she is the mother of 11 children and 10 are currently living. They have been married 23 years. Frank Sr. states his occupation as Mill Wright and his son, William, is a laborer. William and Febbie have attended school through the 12th grade. They and their parents indicate they can read and write while the others say they cannot.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Military4/21/1917 Blountstown FL  39 yrs old 
WWI record for Pvt. Davis reports no injuries and an Honerable Discharge on 4/21/17 due to dependent relatives. He did not serve overseas. He enlisted at Blountstown, FL on November 11, 1915 when he was 38 years old.  
Census1/30/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
Recorded as family #394: William G. Davis (age 42), Annie (wife, age 49), Mary E. (daughter, age 11), and Willie F. (son, age 4). William is renting the home where they live. All were born in Florida, except Annie's mother who was born in AL. Mary has been attending school and she and her parents can read and write. William is working as a log hauler. 
Census1/1/1930 Eagle lake FL (Polk County) 52 yrs old 
family # 11,13 - William G. Davis(52) & son,Willie F. Davis (15). Both were born in FL, as were thier parents. William works as a haler for a cutris packing house. He is a vetran of WWI. They rent thier home and is vauled at $5. William is a widow.

his daughter lives next door. 
Marriage5/7/1932 FL (Polk County) 54 yrs old 
Groom: William G. Davis, Bride: Hassie Dora Grantham, Marriage Date: May 7, 1932 Marriage Place: Polk Co., Florida, Certificate: 6020, Volume: 178, Source: Florida Department of Health  
Newspaper10/13/1940 Winter Haven FL  63 yrs old 
Name: William G. Davis, Gender: Male, Death Age: 63, Birth Date: 1877,Spouse: Hassie Campbell Davis, Residence Place: Winter Haven, Death Date: 13 Oct 1940, Obituary Date: 14 Oct 1940, Obituary Place: Tampa, Florida, Newspaper Title: The Tampa Tribune  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during William Davis's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 32 years old when The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
5 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
6 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.
7 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.
29 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
40 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
51 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.
2 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
12 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
18 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
20 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
23 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
23 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.
24 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
25 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
26 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
27 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
29 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
29 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
29 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
35 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
36 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
37 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
46 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
46 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
47 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
49 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
50 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
51 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
59 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
61 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
5 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
8 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
31 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
35 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
36 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
40 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.
42 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
61 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
62 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
32 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
33 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.
50 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
52 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
53 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
55 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
56 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!
57 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.
57 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
58 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
62 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
32 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
37 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.
40 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
42 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
43 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.
61 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
62 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.

Annie Monford
Born on an unknown day in July 1881 and died about 1925.
They were married 1/13/1905.

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The Children of William G. Davis

Mary Emma Davis
Born in Blountstown (Calhoun Co), Florida on June 15, 1909 and died in Tampa, Florida on March 6, 1996. She was 86 years old.

She married (abt. 1924) Charles Ananaias Sullivan. They moved from Blountstown to Eagle Lake around 1925....
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William Frank Davis
Born in Blountstown (Calhoun Co), Florida on February 15, 1915 and died in Eagle Lake, Florida on September 23, 1991. He was 76 years old.

He moved from Blountstown with his family to Eagle Lake around 1925. William worked in the citrus industry. He married Katheryn E. Corbitt.
They had one daughter, Carroll Sue Davis (7/25/1939-4/15...
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