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Mary Layura 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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Mary Layura Davis
1/27/1893 - 1/30/1972
(Shown at age 22)
Mary Layura Davis was born on January 27, 1893 in Blountstown, Florida and died on January 30, 1972 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 79 years old.

Married 12/26/1909 in Blountstown, FL. Burial at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, FL.
Records
Census6/1/1900 Hansfords Mill FL (Calhoun County) 7 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.
Census4/15/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 17 yrs old 
Recorded as family #9: Busby Bailey (age 21) and Mary (wife, age 18). Both were born in Florida as were their parents. Busby is a laborer working at the Saw Mill. Both he and Mary can read and write. 
Census2/4/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Listed as family #462: Busby Bailey (age 31), Mary (wife, age 25), John F. (son, age 10), Davis (son, age 8), B. M. (son, age 5), Dell (son, age 3), Dorine (daughter, age 9 months). All were born in Florida as were their parents. The two oldest boys attended school during the past year and both Busby and Mary can read and write. Busby is employed as a sawyer at a Saw Mill. 
Census1/1/1940 Bloutstown FL (Calhoun County) 46 yrs old 
#36 - Busby Bailey (age 51), Mary Bailey (46), Brinson Bailey (18), Ruth L. Bailey (14), Robert L. Bailey (14), Margaret Bailey (12). All were born in FL. Busby works as a logger for the mill. School grade completed: Busby- 3rd , Mary-7th , Brinson - 9th, Ruth - 7th, Robert -7th and Margaret - 6th., Residence in 1935: North Pear St.,Blountstown, Calhoun Co., Florida. They own their home, valued at $4,500.  
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 1 FL (Calhoun County) 51 yrs old 
page 26 - B. Bailey (57), Mary (51), Robert (20) & Margaret (17). Busby & Mary have a 8th gr., Robert an 11 th gr. & Margaret a 12th gr. education. Busby is a farmer. All were born in FL.  Source:  FL St. census 1945

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13 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
24 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
35 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.
64 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
69 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
AgeDateEvent
2 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
4 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
7 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.
7 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
8 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
9 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
10 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
11 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
13 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
13 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
13 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
19 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
20 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
21 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
30 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
30 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
31 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
33 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
34 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
35 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
43 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
45 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
53 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
54 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
58 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
59 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
64 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.
67 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
69 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
72 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
78 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
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15 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
19 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
20 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
24 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.
26 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
45 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
46 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
48 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.
57 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
62 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
67 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
70 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
76 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.
77 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.
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16 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
17 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.
34 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
36 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
37 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
39 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
40 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!
41 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
41 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.
42 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
46 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
50 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.
51 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
52 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
61 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.
69 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
73 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
74 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.
78 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
79 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
AgeDateEvent
16 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
21 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.
24 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
26 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
27 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.
45 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
46 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.
52 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Busby Bailey
Born on January 6, 1889 and died on September 27, 1965.
They were married 12/26/1909.

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The Children of Mary Layura Davis

63 years old
John Franklin Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on October 27, 1910 and died in Blountstown, Florida on May 18, 1987. He was 76 years old.

Married Wilma Gartlin. They have nine children:
  1. Frankie Nell
  2. Charles Busby (3/16/1936-9/14/2000) married Betty Jean Brown
  3. Elizabeth Ann (1/17/1939-4/13/1980) married T...
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40 years old
James Morgan Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on August 16, 1912 and died in Brooksville, Florida on February 1, 1974. He was 61 years old.

Married Addie Mae Messer, 2nd wife Beulah Alderman...
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58 years old
B.M. Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 16, 1915 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on September 13, 1983. He was 68 years old.

Eron and B.M. Bailey had six children:
    Dorothy Jean
    James Ellis
    William Aaron (Rabbit)
    B.M. Jr. (Sonny)married Audrey Jemison
    Joe Mike
    Barbara Jo ...
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George Dell Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on May 16, 1917 and died in Blountstown, Florida on June 10, 1970. He was 53 years old.

Children:
Burns O'Dell Bailey (8/1/1939-3/4/1968)
Laura Davene Bailey
Royce Wayne Bailey (1945) ...
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Dorene Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on May 16, 1919 and died in Quincy, Florida on February 3, 2006. She was 86 years old.

Married Charlie D. Spears. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Havana. Two Childern: Patricia and Mary Frances....
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Mary Brinson Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on July 21, 1921 and died in Blountstown, Florida on April 19, 2004. She was 82 years old.

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Charles Ellis Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on October 24, 1924 and died somewhere in Florida about 1925. This child lived to be about 2 months old.

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Robert Lee Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on June 24, 1925 and died somewhere in Florida on February 2, 1975. He was 49 years old.

Married Jewell Nichols, 2nd wife Dorothy Middleton...
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Ruth L. Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on June 24, 1925 and died in Port St. Joe, Florida on January 12, 1968. She was 42 years old.

Married Grady Henry Keel He was born (10-15-1915) in Jackson Co. FL. His parents where George and Viola "Ola" Phillips Keels....
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12 years old
Margaret Ellen Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Florida on November 25, 1927 and died in Panama City, Florida on January 4, 2003. She was 75 years old.

Married David F. Black and they had one daughter, Lyndia D. Black.
Second marriage to Marvin Oscar Freeman married on 6/15/1951.
Children:
Erma L.
Martha...
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