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Charlie R. Davis 

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Franklin Angus Davis
12/15/1852 - 1937

Josephine Louisa Nixon
8/9/1860 - 11/1/1910
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Charlie R. Davis
1/6/1885 - 1940
Charlie R. Davis was born on January 6, 1885 in Calhoun County, Florida and died about 1940 in Calhoun County, Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 55 years old.

He does not appear in the 1900 census with his family.
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Census1/1/1910 Duncan FL (Washington County) 25 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Charlie Davis.  #417 - Charlie R. Davis (age 29), Janette Davis (25), John W. Davis (8), Susa E. Davis (6), Russel Davis (5), Jim W Davis (2). All were born in FL, Charlie's father in GA and mother in FL. Janette's father in AL and mother in FL. They have been married nine years, have had 5 children, four living. Charlie is a farmer.  
Census1/1/1920 South Chipley FL (Washington County) 35 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Charlie Davis.  #123 -Charles R. Davis (age 45), Nettie Davis (42), Susie Davis (15), Russel Davis (12), James Davis (10), Fred Davis (8), William Davis (4), May Davis (6), Ginnie Davis (3). All born in FL. Charles is a laborer, wood chipper(?)  

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21 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
32 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
43 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.
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4 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
10 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
12 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
15 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
15 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.
16 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
17 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
18 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
19 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
21 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
21 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
21 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
27 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
28 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
29 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
38 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
38 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
39 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
41 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
42 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
43 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
51 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
53 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
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23 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
27 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
28 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
32 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.
34 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
53 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
54 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
AgeDateEvent
24 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
25 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.
42 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
44 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
45 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
47 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
48 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!
49 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.
49 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
50 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
54 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
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24 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
29 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.
32 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
34 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
35 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.
53 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
54 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.


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