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James Franklin 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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James Franklin Davis
5/5/1896 - 2/5/1935
James Franklin Davis was born on May 5, 1896 in Altha, Florida and died on February 5, 1935 in an unknown place. He lived to be 38 years old.

Does not show up with his parents in the 1900 or 1910 census
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Military5/5/1918 FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
World War I draft registration (#459) for James Franklin Davis. Birth Date: 5 May 1896, He was living in Altha, Florida. His height is listed as medium, eye color as blue and hair as light brown. FHL Roll Number: 1556880, Copy of card is not complete and shows a partial signature. 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/5/1935 Blountstown, Mt. Olive Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
Sgt. James Franklin Davis -603rd Co MT Corps
1899 - 1935  

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10 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
21 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
32 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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1 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
4 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.
4 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
5 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
6 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
7 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
8 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
10 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
10 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
10 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
16 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
17 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
18 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
27 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
27 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
28 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
30 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
31 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
32 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
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12 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
16 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
17 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
21 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.
23 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
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13 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
14 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.
31 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
33 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
34 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
36 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
37 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!
38 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.
38 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
39 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
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13 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
18 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.
21 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
23 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
24 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.


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