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Phoebie 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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Phoebie R. Davis
1/1885 - 1940
(Shown at age 29)
Phoebie R. Davis was born on an unknown day in January 1885 in Calhoun County, Florida and died about 1940 in Calhoun County, Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 55 years old.

She married Thomas Benjamin McDaniel. After his death in 1925 she married Charlie Bozeman. She probably died between 1935 and 1945. Her youngest daughter, Evenlyn, is found in the 1945 census living with her uncle Otto Davis.
Records
Census6/2/1885 FL (Calhoun County) about 5 months old 
# 25 - Frank Davis (age33), Josephine Davis (24), William Davis (8), Mathew M. Davis (6), F. A. Davis (5), Robert E. Davis (3) & Febia Davis (1). Frank is a farmer. All were born in FL.   Source:  FL ST. census 1885
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.
Census6/1/1900 Hansfords Mill FL (Calhoun County) 15 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.
Marriage1/25/1905 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
marriage of Phoebie Davis to Ben McDaniel on Jan. 25th 1905, book 1, page  
Census5/9/1910 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Recorded as family #129: T. B. McDaniel (age 25), Phoebe (wife, age 23), Pansy (daughter, age 4), Liza (daughter, age 2), Ais (daughter, age 2 months), Annie Rogers (niece, age 7), Moudy (niece, age 6), Howard (nephew, age 4). T. B. 's father was born in GA while he and his mother were born in FL. Phoebe and both parents were born in FL. All of the children were born in FL. The father of the nieces was born in AL. 
Census1/20/1920 FL (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Recorded as family #190: Ben McDaniel (age 40), Phoebe (wife, age 35), Pansey (daughter, age 13), Louise (daughter, age 12), Mittie (daughter, age 10), Verince (daughter, age 8), Lois (daughter, age 5). All but the youngest two children can read and write. The older children have also attended school within the past year. All were born in FL. Ben is a laborer working on a bic farm. 
Census4/5/1930 Andalusia AL (Covington County) 45 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #87: Phoebe Bozeman (age 44) and her daughters, Evelyn (age 2 years and 3 months) Pansy Lemieux (age 23), Mittie McDaniel (age 19), (Vernice, age 17, and Lois, age 16)are living in a boarding house. The head of household is Mollie Brown (age 53). Her family of 11 is living there as well as Giles Bryan (age 50)with family of 3; Mertie M. Duncan (age 25) with family of 3; Lora S. Hall (age 30), Mary Sirmons (age 23), and Nettie Turner (age 28). Phoebe, as well as most of the other female boarders, are working as a seamstress in the textile factory. Members of the Duncan, Bozeman, Lemieux, and McDaniel families were born in Florida.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1940 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
Phoebe Davis BOZEMAN ? ? (no dates) lot 2 plot 205. next to her - an Unmarked grave lot 2 plot 206. Nettle Ridge Cemetery.  

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AgeDateEvent
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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Marriages
Thomas McDaniel
Born about 1880 and died about 1925.
They were married 1/25/1905.

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Charlie Bozeman
Born on October 11, 1886 and died on an unknown day in June 1967.
They were married 1/1/1926.

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The Children of Phoebie R. Davis

8 years old
Pansy Lee McDaniel
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1906 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1989. She was about 83 years old.

She married Grady Sherrod (3/17/1906-10/2/1986 Thomas Co. GA). In 1929 she married James Alford Lemieux and in 1931 Matthew Wood (10/6/1894-1/14/1976- burial at Wood Cem., Calhoun Co., FL)

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32 years old
Louise M. McDaniel
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on January 22, 1908 and died in Polk County, Florida on February 24, 1976. She was 68 years old.

She married Perry O. Bozeman. They had eight children:
Taylor Odis
Margaret Eloise
Vivian Martel
Carl L.
James O.
Bobby Daniel
Tommy
Jack ...
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4 years old
Mitty McDaniel
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 10, 1910 and died in Thomas Co., Georgia on October 1, 2001. She was 91 years old.

Married Grady W. Sherrod (3/17/1906 - 10/2/1986 Thomas Co. GA). They had two children...
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2 years old
Verince McDaniel
Born somewhere in Florida on July 29, 1912 and died in Calhoun Co,, Florida about 1936. She was about 23 years old.

She married Holt Lott.
She died in child birth (we are not sure of the date). ...
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25 years old
Lois McDaniel
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on November 15, 1914 and died in Aurburndale, Florida on September 3, 1988. She was 73 years old.

She married J.C. Hale. They had three children: Yvonne, Charles and Otis.
Lois divorced J.C. Hale and later married David Hinson....
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Josie Evelyn Bozeman
Born somewhere in Florida on December 19, 1927 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on September 1, 2002. She was 74 years old.

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