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Daniel L. 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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Daniel L. Davis
4/1895 - 2/12/1941
Daniel L. Davis was born on an unknown day in April 1895 somewhere in Florida and died on February 12, 1941 in Calhoun, Florida. He lived to be 45 years old.

He was called "Dan". He married Annie Armstrong (1907).
Children:
Edward Shelton Davis (1923)
Charles Herman Davis (1926)
Records
Census6/1/1900 Hansfords Mill FL (Calhoun County) 5 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) 15 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. 
Military1/12/1919 FL (Jacksonville County) 23 yrs old 
WWI record for Corp. Davis reports no injuries and an Honerable Discharge on 1/12/1919 due to demobilization. He served overseas from October 14, 1918 through December 20, 1918. He enlisted in Jacksonville on May 30, 1917 when he was 22 1/12 years old. 
Census1/1/1935 FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Recorded on page 36, line# 42: Dan Davis (age 37), Annie Mary (28), Shelton (11) and Charles Herman (9). They were all born in FL. Listed under "rent" or "own" says care taker. Dan is a Carpenter, Annie keeps house. Dan finished grammar school and Annie high school. Shelton is attending high school and Charles is attending grammar school. 
Census5/3/1940 FL (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
125- Dan L. Davis (age 42), Annie Mabel (33), Edward S. (16) and Charles H. (13). All were born in Florida. They live on a farm, that they rent. Dan has an 8th grade education, Annie and Edward -two years of high school and Charles is in the 6th grade. Dan is a laborer in bridge construction. They live on Hwy 6 and where living their in 1935.  
Graveyard/Tombstone2/12/1941 Old Shiloh Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
Daniel L. Davis
Florida
CPL 117 Field ARTY. 31 DIV
2/12/1941 

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11 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
22 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
33 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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2 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
5 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
5 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.
6 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
7 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
8 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
9 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
11 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
11 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
11 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
17 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
18 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
19 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
28 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
28 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
29 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
31 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
32 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
33 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
41 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
43 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
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13 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
17 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
18 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
22 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.
24 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
43 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
44 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
46 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.
AgeDateEvent
14 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
15 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.
32 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
34 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
35 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
37 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
38 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!
39 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.
39 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
40 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
44 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
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14 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
19 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.
22 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
24 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
25 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.
43 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
44 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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Annie Armstrong
Born about 1907 and died about 2000
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The Children of Daniel L. Davis

Edward Shelton Davis
Born somewhere in Florida on December 23, 1923 and died in an unknown location on March 22, 1943. He was 19 years old.

Married Vera Glass. ...
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Charles Herman Davis
Born somewhere in Florida on December 17, 1926 and died in Lake City, Florida on March 16, 1993. He was 66 years old.

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