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John Elton 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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John Elton Davis
8/8/1891 - 1917
John Elton Davis was born on August 8, 1891 in Frink, Florida and died about 1917 in Blountstown, Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 25 years old.

Married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Ayers.
Children:
Thomas J. Davis
Silas Davis
Johnnie Mae Davis
Records
Census6/1/1900 Hansfords Mill FL (Calhoun County) 8 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.
Census5/2/1910 Blountstown, Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 18 yrs old 
family #2, F. A. Davis (age 57), born in FL, states he is a Farmer. wife Joesphine (age 48), born in FL. ; son John (age 18), born in FL; Dan (age 14), born in FL and Otto (age 8), born in FL. 
Military1/1/1917 FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
WWI Draft Card D# 1556880 : John Elton Davis born in Aug.8,1891, Native born, born in Frink, FL. Farming employed with M. M. Davis., he has previous military service: 1 year in Florida, rank: private. He is married, He is medium build, Lt. Blue eyes & Dark hair, race: Caucasian. 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/1/1917 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery: JOHN E. DAVIS - 1891 to 1917 sec.3A , lot.57; there is a Infant Davis (no dates)sec.3A ,lot57.  

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15 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
26 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
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4 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
6 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
9 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
9 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.
10 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
11 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
12 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
13 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
15 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
15 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
15 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
21 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
22 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
23 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
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17 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
21 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
22 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
26 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.
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18 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
19 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.
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18 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
23 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.
26 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
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Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Ayers
Born on March 19, 1897 and died on May 24, 1982
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The Children of John Elton Davis

Thomas J. Davis
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on December 9, 1914 and died in Saint Johns County, Florida on August 20, 1981. He was 66 years old.

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Silas Franklin Davis
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on March 27, 1916 and died in Saint Johns County, Florida on March 18, 1991. He was 75 years old.

He married Agnes Ethel McQuaig....
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